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Heart of Worship Seminar: Who Is In My Seat

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Who is in seat?

  1. 1. Who Is In My Seat??? Let’s Make Room to Welcome…
  2. 2. Worship Renewal <ul><li>• Leads a congregation beyond itself, to give itself away to minister to the needs of the local community and the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Makes Us Appear Welcoming? <ul><li>Every point of contact for our church impacts the image. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Church Phone
  5. 5. First 6 Minutes!
  6. 6. <ul><li>Research shows that people make up their mind whether they would ever return to a church before the pastor gets up to preach . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What happens during the </li></ul><ul><li>first six minutes ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Building & Grounds People Signs Worship Service & Printed Communications
  9. 9. <ul><li>What Are Some of the Insider Words Used at Saint James? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Are We Ready to Welcome People Who Know Nothing About Saint James? </li></ul>
  11. 11. #1 Question of Guests <ul><li>Is this a friendly congregation? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Remember <ul><li>People Are Not Just Looking for A Friendly Church…. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re Looking for Friends! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Studies show… <ul><li>People Are More Likely to Stay If: </li></ul><ul><li>Have at least 2 friends in the church </li></ul><ul><li>Are connected to a part of a small group. </li></ul><ul><li>(Sunday School, Community Gardenp, Bible study, ministry group, mission team, sports team) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step One: <ul><li>Realize Welcoming is a Ministry. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Matthew 25:35 <ul><li>for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me </li></ul><ul><li>NRSV </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>When Guests Appear, God Is At Work. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>What can we do to assist God in welcoming? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Step Two: <ul><li>Have A Hospitality Mindset! </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Romans 12:13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Hospitality is never about you. </li></ul><ul><li>Its about giving up… </li></ul>
  21. 21. When We Welcome with Hospitality… <ul><li>We Give our BEST ! </li></ul><ul><li>Best Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Best Seats </li></ul><ul><li>Best Place in the Food Line! </li></ul><ul><li>Best Parking Space </li></ul><ul><li>Best Bulletin </li></ul><ul><li>Best Welcome </li></ul>
  22. 22. Step Three <ul><li>Be Welcoming! </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Exercise ! </li></ul>
  24. 24. W.A.R.M. Welcome <ul><li>W elcome everyone </li></ul><ul><li>A sk name & introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><li>R ecognize their needs </li></ul><ul><li>M ake every effort to show your Christian love. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>SMILE!! </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Open Your Heart… </li></ul><ul><li>If there’s room in the heart.. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s always room in the house. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Worship Renewal <ul><li>• Arises out of and leads to the full, conscious, and active participation of all worshipers—young and old, the powerless and powerful, newcomers and lifelong worshipers. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Let’s be willing to give up our seat. </li></ul>
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