Ordinary People Serving in Ordinary Ways

Mike McKinley comments: “At the Trellis and Vine Workshop in DC, Colin Marshall shared ways that ordinary church members can serve the church on Sunday mornings”:

Before the Service

Read the passage in advance
Pray for the gathering
Greet newcomers (act like you are the host)
Think strategically about who you should sit with
Arrive Early

During the Service

Sing with gusto (even if you can’t sing)
Help with logistics (if there’s a problem, help fix it)
Don’t be distracted
Listen carefully
Be aware of your facial expressions (you may affect others and discourage preachers)

After the Service

Connect newcomers with others
Get newcomers information
Start a conversation about the sermon
Ask someone how they became a Christian
Stay late

(HT: Mike McKinley and the 9 Marks Blog)


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