Is Your Church Friendly Enough?

Smiling is contagious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin – When he smiled I realized, I’d passed it on to him. I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth, A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth. So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected – Let’s start an epidemic quick and get the world infected ! ! ! – Author Unknown

An interesting tool designed to help you evaluate your church’s outreach to newcomers is a featured resource called, A Welcoming Church. It’s one of the several downloads available from

Composed of seven assessments focused on making visitors feel at home, A Welcoming Church, will help you pinpoint areas of strength and weakness in your ministry to newcomers. Download it now to see where you’re succeeding and where your church can improve its hospitality. When you get there, click on the “Take Assessment” button.

While we are talking about being friendly, let me introduce you to the happiest blog on earth. It’s called, They hope to collect a million happy faces on their blog. Let’s help and send in our smiles. Did you know that your smile is contagious? Try it and see.

According to one article, smiling is also good for the person doing the grining. Smiling elevates the mood and makes us feel happier. It’s not a cure-all for every situation but it helps when facing life’s challenges.


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