A church is suppose to be a family, but not a closed family. We discussed this dynamic at the Volunteers Dinner on Sunday night.
As a family, we work together to to prepare for guests. There is energy that comes from working together, making progress and making sure the “family house” (the church) is ready for guests.
Wouldn’t it be ridiculous to prepare a house for company, then ignore the guests when they arrive? That’s what many churches do. They have great worship facilities, rehearsed music, professional children’s ministry and skilled speaking, yet they overlook the simplest of practices – friendliness.
At CIL we want to be the friendliest church possible. As volunteers, our motto will be we are a Family, Expecting Guests.