Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
What do people assume about your church at first glance?
I’m not talking about your building, your property, or your curb appeal. No, when people park their cars and approach the front door, what would they assume by the team that greets them?
Based on the people you’ve placed on the outside of the building, your first time guests will make some immediate assumptions:
- There’s no one here my age.
- No one looks like me.
- I’m underdressed.
- I’m overdressed.
- I don’t have anything in common with these people.
I believe that the church should be a reflection of the community. It should contain the same economic diversity, skin hues, and educational breakdowns as the city in which it lives. But I also believe that the guest services team on the outside should serve as a precursor to who is inside.