Welcoming Guests Warmly

Robert Crossman with the Lewis Center for Church Leadership has a solid article on how churches can better welcome guests. With regard to Crossman’s admonition to not ask people their names because “many guests are cautious and prefer anonymity.” I would share that I like to introduce myself and then if they want to respond by introducing themselves that’s great. If they don’t that’s fine as well. The comfort of our guests should outweigh our desire to get to know them better.