Monday, April 16, 2012

Ways That You Can Introduce Your Friends to Your Religion

Are you the member of a church congregation?  If you are, there is a good chance that you may be interested spreading your words and messages of faith. While this is more than possible to do, you may want to proceed with caution. Unfortunately, many times, those who are interested in sharing their religious news and events do so with those that they know and are most familiar with, like friends or family members.

Although it is important to hear that you should proceed with caution, when looking to educate your friends, family members, coworkers, or neighbors, on your religion, you may be wondering why that is so important. What you need to remember is that not all individuals have the same beliefs as you do. In fact, you may even know some individuals who do not attend church at all or those who do not have any intentions of doing so in the future.  If you value your friendships or your relationships with these individuals, you will want to make sure that you proceed with caution, as you do not want to cross any lines.

One of the biggest mistakes that many church followers make is by attempting to first convert their friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers to their religion.  This is an approach that you do not want to take, as it may lead to a few uncomfortable situations, as well possibly even a strain on your friendship.  Even if it is your goal to help your church congregation increase its Sunday attendance count, there are a different approaches that you can take. These approaches should include the internet, community bulletin boards, or newspaper classified advertisements.

As outlined above, you may not want to straight out try and convince your friends, family members, or congregation to become a member of your church congregation, especially in a matter than may come across as pushy or over the top. With that in mind, that doesn’t not mean that you cannot carefully express your interest in your own church.  Many do not really think about this, but there are steps that you can take to go about informing those that you know about your church, as well as educating them on your church without seeming pushy at all.

One of the many ways that you can go about introducing your friends, family members, coworkers, or neighbors to your religion is by inviting them along with you to attend a community event or a fundraiser that your church may be sponsoring. For instance, if you are hosting an outdoor concert or a dinner date night for parents, you may want to encourage those that you know to attend. Emphasize on the point that fundraisers are for good causes, as well as the fun that they can have. In fact, speaking of that fun, if those that you know like what they see, there is a good change that they will ask you, themselves, for more information on your religion, like what may be expected of you.

As previously touched on above, it is important that you proceed with caution when discussing your religion with those that you know. As much as you value your religion, it is important to remember that not all individuals do and you should hold their decision for that in respect, regardless of whether it is one that you agree with.

I Hope This Helps!

Always Be Your Best!
Bart D. Ebinger

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