Jonathan Malm is author of The Hidden Option, Created for More, a 30-day devotional, and Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors. His website is

Leading Ideas

I have visited churches where I approach the front doors and am immediately met by my first greeter. The eager greeter hands me a bulletin…

Leading Ideas Closeup stock photo of a clock

In an ideal world, everyone would arrive 10 to 15 minutes early for worship. They would greet five people as they walk toward the building…