Being a Welcoming Church!
During the next month we will have many people who are new to Mountain View Community Church visit our Sunday Services! As a church family, we want to be welcoming to the visitors and help get people connected here at MVC. One of the things we have talked about through the years has been the “5 minute rule” – that after service, you spend the first 5 minutes of fellowship searching for someone who is newer to MVC and to take time to get to know them, invite them to lunch and / or your LifeGroup, and help get them connected to others in the church. For example, if they are a college student, introduce them to one of the college ministry leaders. If you don’t know who to connect them with for more information, bring them to the Connect Table outside and introduce them to the team at the table. It takes everyone at MVC to be intentional to find people newer to MVC and to help welcome them and get them connected at MVC.
Here is a link to a blog posted to Desiring God recently that is really helpful when thinking through how each of us can be purposeful on Sunday mornings.
Make Sunday Mornings Uncomfortable – Three Rules of Engagement at Church