NASHVILLE (BP) -- If the average pastor has anything to do with it, church guests can expect multiple greetings and may even leave with a gift, a new study released today (March 14) shows.
A study from LifeWay Research, which was conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 18, asked 1,000 Protestant pastors what their churches do to welcome guests.
"The Bible is full of verses on hospitality, so churches should be full of hospitality as well," said President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources Thom S. Rainer. "Congregations should strive to create environments where guests are fully welcomed."
According to the study, the average pastor says their church does six different things to welcome guests. Read More