As I sat there I begin to ask myself what I could do to get the most out of this opportunity.
Arrive on time.
Sit down front
Make yourself aware of the flow of the service.
Study the “bulletin or the worship guide, whatever they call it where you are from.”
Involve yourself in the worship by singing and praying.
It seems different when you aren’t in the pulpit, but worshipping the Lord is always good for the soul.
Interact with those around you.
Shake hands at the welcome time. Introduce yourself to your neighbors on the pew, and get to know your hosts.
Read along in your bible with the pastor.
Do everything you would expect from your own congregation.
Dr. Rogers often said, “The weakest ink is stronger than the strongest mind.”
Pray specifically for yourself and others during the invitation.
Take advantage of the few times you aren’t the one extending the invitation.
Turn in a connect/guest/prayer card.
Let the pastor and his team know you were there, and pray for his church.
Go over the message with your family during lunch.
And ask your family what they thought of the service as well. You might just be surprised at what they learned, and you as well.
What do you do when you visit another church? Leave a comment below!