Tuesday, December 12, 2006

First Impressions matter

You know how great it feels to go to one of those businesses that give outstanding customer service? It's so much fun and the people make you feel like you're the most special person in their life at that moment. We enjoy those times so much, we tell our friends. We even tell our family, our neighbors, our co-workers or someone we meet while waiting in line at the DMV.

Now, we're not saying church is a business, but we're certainly about people and we should be setting the standard for caring about people and treating people with a level of hospitality that a business couldn't, or wouldn't even attempt, to achieve. As God's representatives, we are challenged to meet people where they are, welcome them in and WOW them with an experience they too will tell their family and friends about (See Acts 2).

Have you had a "wow" experience lately that our church could learn from? Tonight, all of our Sunday ministry teams will be meeting from 6-7 p.m. to hear Pastor Steve tell us about the vision for First Impressions at Horizons. A lot of people have been hashing out the details but now we need all the teams to gather and hear from Steve how we want people to feel after a visit to Horizons.

The VisionCast is for members of Sunday ministry teams such as:

  • Host
  • Hospitality
  • Information Center
  • DZ or nursery check-in
  • Property Management
  • Sunday clean up

If you're not a member of any of the above teams, but love meeting new people, you are still encouraged to attend. You won't be obligated to serve, just come and hear the vision then see what you think. You can email candie@horizonschurch.org so we know how much coffee to make. If you need childcare, contact lmf@neb.rr.com. We'll see you tonight.



At Sunday, December 17, 2006 7:30:00 PM, Anonymous AnneMarie said...

I happened to run across your blog somehow. I am on staff at a Church Plant in Royal Oak, Michigan.

I am in full support on how critical first impressions are especially when it comes to the unchurched. I just blogged on that not to long ago.


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