Visiting Churches

An Effective Pastor Team

Discussing Church 13

This church has no website and a blank Facebook page. The lack of information online discourages me.

The 52 Churches Workbook, by Peter DeHaan

Consider these four discussion questions about Church #13:

1. The pastor welcomes us warmly. He’s expecting us because Candy emailed him to confirm service times. 

What can your church do to make it easier for people to find you and feel welcomed?

2. We sing the hymn, “No Other Plea.” One line resonates with me, “My great Physician heals the sick. The lost he came to save.” 

Does your church promote Jesus as both healer and savior? How can you embrace a more holistic view of him?

3. If not for family coming over, the pastor and his wife would have invited us to his home for lunch. I’m honored. Sharing a meal is a wonderful way to launch a friendship. 

Should you invite church visitors to have lunch with you? What else could you invite them to do?

4. Aside from the pastor and his wife, no one in the congregation makes any effort to talk to us. 

Do you expect your minister to greet new people or should members do that as well? What role can you play in welcoming guests?

This dedicated husband and wife pastor team reaches out and connects with us, but the members seem content to let them do all the work.

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