"I don't believe in accidents. Every person who walks through our [church] doors is a divine appointment." (Mark Batterson)
Do you agree? If so, are you looking for ways to help a guest feel welcome every week...beyond the usual greeting time? If they're sitting by you, that's your God-given assignment. It's a divine appointment and God wants you to show up.
"How can I know if they are a guest?" Does it really matter? But chances are if sit in the same general area every week and if you see someone you don't recognize, chances are they're new.
Take a guess: How many new faces could have been spotted this past summer at Five Oaks? 50, 75, 100 or none of the above?
None of the above. The number is 149!
So I have to wonder, 'How many of us showed up for a divine appointment?'