In general, we found smaller churches offered more opportunity to make connections. We also discovered that most liturgical churches weren’t very friendly.
Consider these two discussion questions about church format and size:
1. Churches have characteristics that often relate to their size.
How can you tap the strengths of your church’s size and counter its weaknesses to better connect with others?
2. Regarding church format, the format of a church’s service and the practices of members also impact the likelihood of embracing visitors.
Given your church’s characteristics in these areas, what changes should you embrace to better welcome guests?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.