4 Alternatives To The “Turn-And-Greet” Time

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  1. Robyn Eason says:

    Interesting post and I can identify with both positions. I just might be an introverted extrovert, if there is such a thing. At BC we still do the “meet and say hello to someone” at the beginning of the service and I enjoy being a part of that. Wes participates but it’s a stretch for him, one that he is doing, but I’m sure every time, he is stepping out of his natural comfort zone to do so. But maybe that’s the point or maybe it could be. For me, the James series we did last year convicted me about entering the sanctuary and sitting in my seat, speaking only to the mostly same people that I knew each and every week. I decided after that series that on Sunday mornings I would make myself get up and walk to the other side of the room, with the goal to meet a couple of people I had not yet met. For me, that was very intimidating, but once I got over myself, it became easier. I still feel a little hesitancy now and then, but I have met some new folks and I have “re-met” others. 🙂 I remind myself that people are people, mostly having similar fears and concerns, and will most likely reciprocate my greeting with their own friendly hello – and they do! I like and appreciate your different options. They’re great. You are a very gifted leader and writer and as a friend, I know your concerns and motives are pure and Jesus honoring, all the way. My comments are not meant to disagree with you, not at all, but to ask myself and other seasoned believers, if we are practicing hospitality in that 15 minute time frame before church begins. If we can and we don’t, why not? Thanks for all you do Danny!

    • Danny says:

      I love this, Robyn. And you model what should happen before and after the services. I fall closer to Wes…I can do it, but it’s a stretch. Even as the guy who supposedly leads the Guest Services Team, it’s hard to do it cold.

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