The entire reason the church comes together every Sunday is to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, but Easter is a special day of the year for a single reason; that is the number of people who will come and hear the gospel on this one day. There is probably not another day of the year that we will have as many people that will walk in the doors of churches as visitors, and this should excite us. It should not cause us to deliver sarcastic remarks, but it should cause us to show grace and the love of Christ. I was reading this blog by Dr. Thom Rainer http://thomrainer.com/2016/03/nine-considerations-for-church-members-this-easter/ and I wanted to draw your attention to it. You can click on the link or look below. I want our Trinity family to make a concerted effort to do these things. In truth, many of them you do each and every week, but if there are one or two that you don’t do, make a commitment to do them this Sunday and pray that we will make much of Christ!
Nine Considerations for Church Members This Easter
It will be one of the highest attended days of the year for your church. It may be the highest.
There will be some people you don’t know. Some of them are guests. Others are members who attend infrequently.
You have an opportunity to make a gospel impression on these people with a few simple acts. Indeed, you have an opportunity to make an eternal difference. Here are nine servant actions for you to consider.
- Pray as you enter the property. Pray for the guests. Pray for the services. Pray for the pastor and the sermon.
- Park at the most distant spot available. Save the closer parking places for guests.
- Greet people. They may be guests. They may be members. It’s okay to introduce yourself to either.
- Look for people to help. You know the place well. Many others will not. Be a guide. Help someone who looks like he or she needs help.
- Sit as close as possible to the front of the worship center. Save the back rows for guests and late entrants, so they don’t have to walk past so many people.
- Sit in the middle. Don’t claim that aisle seat where people have to walk over you or past you.
- Sit closely. Your worship center may be packed. If so, be willing to sit cheek to cheek.
- Volunteer to serve. As the number of attendees increase, so does the need for volunteers. The parking team, kids ministry, and church greeter ministry are a few of the areas that will need more volunteers to help serve and minister to members and guests.
- Pray as you leave. The Holy Spirit is likely working in many persons who attended. Pray for His continual work of conviction and comfort.
These are simple acts. They are acts of service. And if you survive doing these acts of kindness and service on Easter, you just might be able to do them on other days of worship as well.