2 min read

Visiting new places and meeting new people are activities that may be extremely easy for some people, yet difficult for others.

Visiting a new church for the first time is no different.

Regardless of various levels of confidence, the reality remains: if you wish for people to reach out to you, you must consider how the way you choose to present yourself will be received by a bunch of people you don’t know.

Speaking from experience, I can offer 3 key steps that will boost your confidence and make for an excellent first impression.

Three Steps to a Great First Impression

1. Come as you are.

Whether you’re the type of person who throws on jeans and a T-shirt or you are one who spends an hour sifting through your closest to find the nicest outfit–keep doing what you’re doing. The first impression you give should be simply you and not a dressed up—or down—version.

2. Make eye contact with people.

Making eye contact shows regular attendees that you are alert and open for conversation. You shouldn’t be expected to smile or put on a pretend attitude to make acquaintances, but eye contact leads to acknowledgement of your presence and then, hopefully, to a nice conversation.

3. Listen closely and ask questions.

If you get into a conversation with a regular attendee, ask them questions about where they’re from, what they like to do for fun, and if they’re involved with church groups. Perhaps they can connect you to a weekly Bible study or fellowship opportunity.

Here’s some encouraging news: you can make this happen anytime you want to! It all depends your willingness to walk through the church doors!

For more tips, visit The Stonewall Mission Church.<= Click here.

No place to worship nearby that interests you? Worship here online at the Inbound Church. <= Click