Engagement in our Churches
A few weeks ago I went to a conference with some of the Emmanuel staff, and I wanted to share some thoughts from one of the breakout sessions I went to.
The breakout session I went to was called, "Assume They're in the Room." Basically the breakout was focused on assuming that the unchurched visitor is in the room (auditorium, lobby, kids area, bathrooms, etc.). While I was listening to the breakout leader talk and give us great information, I kept going back to this idea of engagement and what it is like for those currently sold on the vision and mission of the church, and those who have no clue who Jesus is or those who maybe have had poor experiences in the local church.
You see, Unchurched people should know that we know they are in our churches. We should be going out of our way to make sure they feel seen, heard, cared for, and connected. We need to get rid of the obstacles they run into for them. Here are a few thoughts on how to engage people and how to capture their engagement in each physical location of our churches buildings in order for them to be open to hearing the Gospel and wanting to experience life change at your church.
1. Each environment should always assume that people far from God are there.
Engagement means we have captured them. They seek to hear more, learn more, do more, and be more.
If we aren't creating spaces for people to feel welcomed, cared for, and connected, they may not walk through your church doors or any church for that matter, and they will have missed out on the transformative work of Christ in their life.
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