Over and over again I am blown away at the response to our welcomers, greeters, and overall atmosphere. I’m rereading Fusion by Searcy and the importance of this is pounded through. Your first impression is huge! We have taken that to heart and have seen tremendous fruit from doing all that we can to minimize the awkwardness and confusion that comes with attending a church for the first time. This can be done with a certain look but ultimately it comes down to the people. My observation is that you can’t fake this stuff. You genuinely have to care and that is what is so awesome about the people who make up thebridge. They love being a part of this amazing thing God is doing.
The Welcoming Difference September 9, 2008