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Leading Ideas Hand passing a microphone to someone for an introduction
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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
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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
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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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