Visiting Churches

Does Your Church Use Nametags?

Discussing Church 25

The website of this church shows captivating photos of their worship team, implying high energy and an edgy sound.

The 52 Churches Workbook, by Peter DeHaan

Consider these four discussion questions for Church #25

1. Everyone wears an adhesive nametag, and we make our own nametags. At some churches members wear permanent nametags and guests use temporary ones, which single them out. 

If your church uses nametags, how can you best embrace others? If you don’t use name tags, why not?

2. Friends invite us to sit with them. Though we don’t need this comforting gesture to feel welcome, a typical newcomer might appreciate it. 

In what ways can you help a person feel more comfortable?

3. The worship team is far different than their website portrays. Instead of a high-energy, edgy worship band, there’s a laid-back team of two. I’m disappointed. 

Is your website an accurate reflection of your services? If not, what do you need to change?

4. However, this discrepancy between website and reality may be because in a few months this church will cease their Sunday meetings.

They’ll relaunch with another church to form a new group, with a new name, and a renewed focus. Change is hard, but these people anticipate it. 

How can your church better deal with change? How can you help?

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