Moment Messages

February 2007

Are you doing all you can to make your church a friendly church? Take a few moments to read the following ten suggestions to see if you can do more to help your church to be one of the best churches in your area.

 Ten Suggestions for a Friendly Church

 1. Speak to people. Even if you don’t know their names. There is nothing as nice or cheerful as a friendly word of greeting.

2. Smile at people. It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile. Your smile is one of your finest assets. Use it regularly.

3. Call people by name. The sweetest music to any person’s ear is the sound of his or hers own name.

4. Be friendly and helpful. If you want a friend, then be one.

5. Be Cordial. Speak and act as if everything you do is a genuine pleasure. Thy to look happy, and you will be happy.

6. Be genuinely interested in people. If you try, you can like everybody. Don’t limit yourself to a few friends when there are so many likeable people around you.

7. Be generous with praise and sparing with criticism. For every negative there should be at least 10 positive words.

8. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Watch what you say and how you say it, even if your remark is in jest.

9. What for ways to serve others. What we do for others counts most in life. In life you going to be a planter, builder or destroyer.

10. Add to all of these a good sense of humor, a generous dose of patience, and a dash of humility.

 In Christ,

 Bro. Donny

2006, Search The Word Ministry