What do you say about yourself when you meet someone for the first time? What are the important facts that describe who you are? We tend to be pretty concrete in what we say…we talk about where we live, where we work, what our family situation is. It’s much less common to meet someone and start describing your qualities, “I’m a loyal, hard-working person”, unless of course you are in a job interview.
How do we introduce our congregation? If you know someone who you’d like to invite to church, what do say about us? Or if there’s a newcomer to church, how would you describe us?
That’s the dilemma we face on our website. We have an “About us” tab. In our statistics page on the blog, I can see that since we put our website up, that tab has been clicked 923 times. Take a minute to go there today, and ask yourself whether you think it describes us well. Some of the newcomers to our church came because they found us on-line. Recently we’ve added a new little video to this tab that describes who Mennonites are. Do you think it’s a good representation?
If you have other suggestions for the website, please let myself or Nathan Scott our webmaster know. First impressions are important!
This week’s prayer: God, help us to be a welcoming church, in our words and in our actions.