Inviting people to stay the menu approach
We have a menu approach to our welcome ministry at the minute which sounds like fear to me. A member of the welcome team explains the menu to a invited guest. Did you like where you sat, because if you choose that seat, we can guarantee that is where you will be sitting for the next quarter of a century? We have some wonderful fellowship, is there a particular coffee blend that you like? Then we have an act of worship, is there a particular length of service you would like? Now what about mission, if you don’t want to do it we can get someone to do it for you? Now in terms of discipleship, we don’t really expect participation there! Overcome fear by remembering that God says don’t be afraid for I am with you. Invite people to stay not to a menu selection but to the main course of developing a relationship with Christ.