A WORD FROM YOUR PASTOR

Beloved, I hope you’re having a great week and staying out of this heat!

I wanted to take just a moment to encourage each of you to make sure that we’re introducing ourselves to our guests each Sunday morning.  We don’t have the “meet and greet” time anymore, which was a designated time to do that, so we need to make sure that we’re doing our best to introduce ourselves to our guests before the service starts and right after it ends.

The single greatest factor that will bring back a first-time visitor, is whether or not they feel welcomed.  If they sense love and warmness, they will come back.  If they don’t sense that, they will move on.  And we want them here!

If you see someone you don’t know, especially those sitting near you, introduce yourself to them.  Doesn’t have to be a long discussion, but do your best to make they feel welcome and tell them that you’re glad they are here.

Some of our visitors may have been hurt by churches before, and they’re finally giving church another chance.  Others may have a misconception about “first Baptist” churches…that they’re cold and uninviting, but they giving us a visit anyway.  And still others may have recently moved to town, or are just looking for a new church home.  Let’s do our best to give them one.

I know what loving folks you are, but visitors don’t.  So let’s show them. 

We don’t have to greet one another with a holy kiss (Romans 16:16), but a smile and handshake will go a long way to making our guests feel welcome and appreciated.

Observing the Lord’s Supper this week.  Whole church family together!  Be here!

Love you all, and I will see you then!

Bro. Chris