Is this your view of welcoming? It’s not our view either, nor is it God’s. Romans 15:7 tells us that we should ‘welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God’. We have been called into God’s family and as God’s children we are called to receive others into His family too. We might be the first Christian that someone meets when they come into our church building and we can play our part to show something of God’s love to them.
We have welcoming teams at St James by the Park, but we can all be part of making others feel welcome. They might be a new person or someone who has been to church hundreds of times before. A friendly smile and asking some
one how their day is can be a great start. Maybe introducing that person to someone else in the congregation or asking if they want a drink could help them feel a part of God’s family.
We are looking for new volunteers; if you would like to serve with us on the welcoming team, we would love to hear from you.