Monday, February 27, 2017

What not to say and what to say

I'm always learning something from Tom Rainer. Today, on his blog, he shared a few things we should say when we meet guests at our church gatherings and a few things we should not say to guests. Let's only say the things we should say.


The seven things you SHOULD say to guests are:
  1. “Thank you for being here.”
  2. “Let me help you with that.”
  3. “Please take my seat.”
  4. “Here is my email address. Please let me know if I can help in any way.”
  5. “Can I show you where you need to go?”
  6. “Let me introduce you to ___________.”
  7. “Would you join us for lunch?”
The ten things you SHOULD NOT say to guests are:
  1. “You are sitting in my pew/seat.”
  2. “Is your husband/wife with you?”
  3. “Are those your children?”
  4. “The service has already begun.”
  5. “There is not enough room for your family to sit together.”
  6. “You will need to step over these people to get to your seat.” 
  7. “That’s not the way we do it here.” 
  8. “You don’t look like you are a member here.” 
  9. “Have you considered attending the church down the street?”
  10. “The nursery is real full.”

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