Johan Persyn here.
I am amazed at how few churches post their service times outside. How am I supposed to know when to show up? And if I should assume, and plan on arriving at 10:30 and the service started at 10:00 I’m sure not coming in if I’m going to draw attention to myself by being late! It seems that this is one of the most obvious, and easily correctable “sins.”
I’m amazed at the number of churches that don’t post the times of their services. How am I supposed to know when to show up.
I frequently find myself wondering after a scripture was read, what the scripture was. And when I hear a song I like, but it isn’t in the book, I wonder what the name of the song is so I can find it again and learn it. And when someone reads a wonderful illustration, I wish I could get a copy. So, I wish such information was made available somewhere – a bulletin, board posting, online, whatever.
I hope this are great points and thought provoking. You can be more aware of visitors at your church lately. You have to be more diligent about directing people to where the service is held, the restrooms, etc.
But I think you need to even do more after reading this post.:-) You can forwarding this post to all your staff. Everyone has to understand that providing clear directions (including to restrooms) shouts out: “You matter to us!”
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