14 “New” Things to Try at Church This Weekend

Would anything from this list be a “new” thing for you?

14 "New" Things to Try at Church This Weekend

Want to do some new things at church this weekend? See if any of these suggestions would be a “new” thing in your life:

  1. Invite somebody to go with you.
  2. Skip breakfast before church, and instead fast and pray.
  3. Get to church before the service starts.
  4. Prepare your heart by forgiving that church member or leader who’s made you mad.
  5. Sit closer to the front, leaving room in the back for guests who come late.
  6. Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know.
  7. Sing for God’s glory, even if you don’t like the song.
  8. Increase your offering by at least 25 percent.
  9. If you use your phone for your Bible, stay off the Internet during the service.
  10. Listen closely to the sermon to see what God has to say to you. Take notes.
  11. Plan to do something different in your life because of the preached Word.
  12. Personally thank your pastor for leading your church.
  13. Stay longer after church, and actually talk to people.
  14. When you get in the car as you leave, lead your family to thank God for your church.

This article originally appeared here.

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Chuck Lawless
Chuck Lawless is Dean and Vice-President of Graduate Studies and Ministry Centers at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, where he also serves as Professor of Evangelism and Missions. In addition, he is Global Theological Education Consultant for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. You can read articles from Dr. Lawless on his personal blog (ChuckLawless.com) ( or connect with him on Twitter and on Facebook.