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Why your "Welcome/Hospitality team" needs a vacation...
Sure we all have good intentions, but have you been a church visitor recently? I have, and let me tell you, it can be downright scary! As soon as you touch the door someone is in your face trying to get you to tell them where you live and the last 4 digits of your SSN…well maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit, but you get the idea…
I’ve spent a lot of time on the other side of this equation, but very little as a visitor, in an unfamiliar place, trying my best to blend in and not be noticed….
Hey I’m not saying we should just ignore our visitors, but it might be a good idea to get your team to visit other churches every once in awhile just so they can gain some perspective about what they are doing.
I once visited a church with really bright florescent lighting in their sanctuary…it made worship really stiff and uncomfortable, I felt like plucking my eyebrows…but in front of 150 people…
It was an awesome church, they were very friendly and you could tell they were very loving and inclusive, but man….buy a dimmer switch…
Anyway all I’m proposing is that we do our best to not get in the way of what God wants to do! We can gain tons of useful perspective to better serve those who we have been called to serve!
“Can I help you?” Mathilde was definitely not used to the attention she’d been receiving today. She usually left her office door closed to discourage wanderers, but there was something oddly familiar about this particular man. She gave him a wry smile as she stepped into the room, crossing her arms over her chest. “I must apologize, I am not used to finding strange men in my office.”
The sound of the outer door opening outside of her office made Mathilde jump, turning on her heel in time to see a tall man passing the room. She moved to the doorway, clearing her throat in an attempt to get his attention.
“Pardon me, but are you lost? This building is off-limits to everyone but staff tonight.”
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Allison walked down the street, the cool London air wrapping around her. She had been crying, but she couldn’t let anyone know that. Her boyfriend of six years had broken up with her, telling her that she’s stuck in high school. “I’m not stuck in high school,” she muttered to herself, keeping her head down as she turned a corner, accidentally running into someone. Looking at them she whispered ‘sorry’ before walking away.
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“The company says this is a cost-saving measure, which of course it is, but that doesn't really explain why paying people to greet customers used to be worthwhile and now isn't. Nor does it really explain why paying people to greet customers is worthwhile when the stores are busiest, but not during the overnight shift. I think the right way to understand this is as another indicator of the end of retail. Cutting costs by degrading the in-store shopping experience only serves, over the long term, to marginalize physical retail vis-a-vis online shopping.”—
All those overnight greeters and their minimum wage pay, sucking up all the profits. I’m willing to bet that Wal-Mart’s CEO bonuses will remain intact though.
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[A smile. Although whether its genuine or not is up for debate.]
Ah, Doctor Watson.
To what do I owe the pleasure of your company?