« One of the reasons people are hesitant to try attending a church for the first time is that they’re not sure what to expect. In fact, they probably expect it to be a little bit awkward and uncomfortable.
Over time, it’s important for your church to become known as a place where people will be able to understand what’s happening. That doesn’t mean changing the message, but it does mean clearly explaining what is going on during the worship service. »
Rick Warren has a few suggestions for how to make people more comfortable in a church worship service that might be brand new to them. Check out « How to Help Church Guests Understand What’s Happening. »