Welcoming or Distracting?
Recently a worshiper suggested how welcoming it is for her to have a pastor outside the door, on the patio or front steps greeting incoming worshipers. So I tried it. One of the first persons I met was a visitor who asked me if our church participated in a national prayer day? We did not organize and event, so she proceeded to admonish my lax leadership and prayer life in a nation in need of prayer. After maybe 5 minutes of admonition, I headed back to my office to settle down.
What works for you?