Search Results: welcoming (104)

Leading Ideas Hand passing a microphone to someone for an introduction

Ann Michel of the Lewis Center staff says that churches sometimes reach out to newcomers in ways that are off-putting or even counterproductive. Unfortunately, several common, well-intended welcoming strategies top…

Leading Ideas Stock photo of three Latina women of different ages - one middle age, one child, and one teenager - greeting each other at a door

experience of God — and I think we all do — then the place to begin is by welcoming strangers. This article is adapted from Henry’s new book, The Welcoming

Leading Ideas Smiling, attentive person sitting in a pew

Simple habits of congregational life, such as always sitting in the same pew or greeting the same people after worship, might seem normal and innocuous. But they can be unwelcoming

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