If someone goes through the trouble of putting on their pants, getting in a car and going to a church service, they probably don't want to be anonymous. So says Bill Hybels. I think he's right. He adds that if all a person wants is information and they crave anonymity, they go to the internet these days. Yeah, there are some exceptions to this, but the first-time guest sitting next to you during a service usually wants a little human connection. It's hard to be anonymous in our worship center anyway, so the exception is unlikely to stick to around. If you ever think maybe we're too friendly with our guests as a church, relax. The greater risk is to come across as cold to someone looking for connection.
So go for connection. Every week. Don' t let anyone fall through the cracks.