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.

Chuck Lawless
Chuck Lawless is professor and senior associate dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor for almost twenty years, and is the author of Spiritual Warfare: Biblical Truth for Victory, Discipled Warriors: Healthy Churches Winning Spiritual Warfare, Making Disciples through Mentoring, Serving in Your Church's Prayer Ministry, and Eating the Elephant. Dr. Lawless speaks extensively around the countryYou can read articles from Dr. Chuck Lawless on his personal blog (ChuckLawless.com) ( or connect with him on Twitter and on Facebook. .