We are discussing here This article is for Church leaders who believe in the Bible. As an old-school conservative believer, I said, “We don’t need friendly churches; we need deadly churches for the users. This means that the church must be structured in such a way as to provoke a transformation that means a proverbial death for the old man and guilty behavior. While this is true, one cannot abandon wisdom in the name of conservativism, holiness, or religion of the past. A Church without a life-transforming message that questions the status quo and clarifies the good from the bad is nothing more than a social club for singing hymns. But this is another article; in this article, I want to explore the wisdom of being a friend.
Church and what it means
I was inspired by Paul’s writing to the Colossian Church: Colossians 1: 9 For this cause, we too, from the day we heard it, keep praying for you and wanting you to be filled with the knowledge of his will. in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That you may walk worthy of the Lord to all who are agreeable, being fruitful in all good work. So what is his will? It is clear that it is not his will that anyone should perish. (Matthew 18:14)
With over nine years as a full-time evangelist, I have had the opportunity to worship with some of the most successful churches and ministries in the country. In recent years, I have visited dozens of churches in more than half of the continental United States posing as a visitor; in all of this, I identified 4 qualities of friendly churches. I have shared these principles with churches across the country in much more detail than is possible here; I hope you will be inspired by these ideas and explore the user-friendly principles further. Before sharing them with you, I want to define what I mean by “friendly”. A friendly church is accessible, comfortable, and conducive to the participation of visitors. Here are the four qualities.
Growing Churches And Why They Grow
Friendly churches are visible. This does not mean that you have to be in a prime geographic location. This means that the community needs to know that you exist and why it would be beneficial for them to attend.
To create more visibility, let’s start with your immediate community. Obviously, your property should be attractive. Simple lawn care, landscaping, and parking will make a huge difference. The appearance of your property should shout “We know you are looking for and we invite you to take a closer look.” It would be a shame if hundreds or thousands of cars pass by your property every day and only a few notice your church because it blends into the environment. Of course, you will want to check out the zoning restrictions that restrict what you can do on your property. If the restrictions are strict, you can do things like folding signs and removable effects that can be placed in your player access at the start of the service and removed when the service starts to work slightly and you can get away with a lot.
Here is a checklist to get your maintenance staff started:
clear and easy to read signage
Clare easy to recognize a batch entry
welcoming landscape (don’t hide the building)
attention clips (banners, flags, signs for special occasions, inflatable mascot or seasonal displays)
The second visibility is what I call the reference visibility. Baseline visibility includes the yellow pages, the Internet and newspapers, and a few other options that should be considered. When I arrive in a new city, the first thing I do is find the phone book and look for a UPCI church to attend. After surveying a substantial sample, it became apparent that the first pages that families go to find a new church when they move are the yellow pages.