Here is a sampling of some of his points:
Read the whole thing here.
- Don’t rush out of church on Sunday mornings. Be one of the last to leave because you are taking the time to talk with everyone you can (this will be hard for the introvert—but some of the most engaging and refreshing people I have served with are introverts. They wear themselves out on Sunday morning). The football games and lunch will be there fifteen or thirty minutes later.
- Often remind others of the benefits of salvation and the graces that flow from union with Christ. Let it season your conversations.
- Refuse to speak ill of others in the congregation (Ephesians 4:31).
- Refuse to listen to gossip or be a purveyor of it (2 Corinthians 12:20).
- Willingly bear the burdens of others in the congregation (Galatians 6:2). This means praying for them, serving them, giving financially to help those in need, loving when love is not returned, and being quick to forgive.
- Write thank you notes to volunteers in the church.
- Rejoice in the Lord and lead others to do the same by your example (Philippians 4:4). Don’t be an agitator, complainer, or “negative-Nelly.” This doesn’t mean we are seeking to be Pollyannish, but rather simply rejoicing in the many benefits we have as those united with the Living God by the blood of the Son.