Melissa Brown is Connections Coordinator at City On A Hill, Geelong. In a post published at Gospel Coalition Australia she provides ten tips for effective welcoming: “Welcoming is about the Gospel. It is about imitating God. But welcoming is also about common sense. Therefore, let’s preach and teach from the Bible about welcoming, but let’s …

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Thom Rainer’s blog continues to be a great source of helpful information. In this list of guest-friendly church characteristics Rainer sets a score of 11 out of 14 being required to be considered guest friendly. They are intentional about being friendly. The leaders model warmth, humility, and friendliness. The leaders are clear that genuine friendliness …

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