Published: 1 year ago

Flashback Friday: Kiss Your Guests

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!


Spoiler: this is not an exposition of Romans 16:16 (the life verse of single Christian men). I’m not advocating for awkward PDA. Rather, I’m encouraging you to remember the “K.I.S.S.” principle with your guests.

You know the K.I.S.S. principle, the mantra that generations of pastors have been taught: Keep It Simple, Stupid. (Although I feel really bad to call you stupid.) For our guests, our K.I.S.S. matters a great deal. We overcomplicate things, give too many steps, and paint too broad a picture.

Guests need simple, not because they’re dumb, but because too much too soon is overwhelming. They can’t process it all. Complexity leads to anxiety, but simplicity can lead to connection. The goal of guest services is to clear the path so that people see Jesus.

So how do you Keep It Simple, Stup…um…Sir / Sister? Here are a few practical ways:


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