Let’s face it: Many people associate Christianity with condemnation.
Consider how many people are longing for a welcoming church space—the list is very long:
- Gay and transgender people who are unwilling to risk rejection again,
- Young adults who long for an inclusive church,
- Parents who want to raise their children in a truly welcoming environment like yours,
- And many others.
Even if your congregation welcomes and includes people on the full spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identity, many people will assume otherwise unless you say so.
Stating your welcome publicly is one important step to inviting many disenfranchised worshippers back into the fold.
And who among us would not love to see people streaming into our churches!