Sometime ago, I was challenged by a comment in Sunday school. It led me to conclude that even though we spend a lot of time pointing out problems we generally spend very little time actually doing something about them.
As a result, I have begun running a slideshow of simple suggestions to help our church family grow in functionality. I call the slideshow "Functional Faith Family."
I pray that these simple suggestions will be a blessing to you and your church family.
Do you know everyone’s name? If you are like me, faces are easy, but names come hard. Familiarization is the key.
Bible class teachers devote a great deal of time to preparation. Encourage them by being present.
Think of the auditorium and where people sit on a typical Sunday morning. What person(s) needs a friend?
Check the church calendar. Take note of the next church function and ask yourself, “What person could I invite who would benefit from that event?”
Galatians 6:10 (NIV) "Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
Few things are more urgent or important than preparing ourselves to be functional, and therefore, a benefit to the family of believers.
Less talk, more action!
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