Tuesday, November 2, 2010

How Can I Serve Here?

...but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near (Heb 10:25).

Here is some great counsel from those indomitable Australians at Mathias Media, via 9Marks,

"How Members Can Serve the Church on the Lord's Day":

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

If you happen to be a member of this church, please consider this post as a loving exhortation and your pastors' prayerful expectation for each of us on each Lord's Day.

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