Saturday, June 03, 2006

Visitor or Guest?

So many churches use the term "visitor" in their publications, Web sites, and in their speech to others.

When you invite someone into your home, do you call them a visitor or guest?

Which one is warm? Which one is cold and distancing?

Invite guests into your church family's gatherings, not one-time visitors.

(I first heard this, I think, from Elmer Towns at a Sunday school conference where he chided us all for using the term "visitor" to refer to our "guests.")

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