“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” –
Our lead pastor comes in a walks the aisles during our Sat. runthroughs, praying over every seat as he walks past. During the first 10+ minutes of the service, he walks from person to person, welcoming them & asking how they are. We’ve had some pushback that this is disruptive of the proper environment for worship, but I disagree. I think that the care shown, the welcoming feel, the individualized concern (esp. in a big church like ours) more than makes up for a brief interruption in the flow of worship. In fact, I’m constantly on the lookout for more ways to show this care to our people – and our visitors!!!