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    Christian Advice Requested - Thread: How do you know he/she is a visitor at church?

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      How do you know he/she is a visitor at church?

      Jsimm's thread about visiting a new church made me wonder about this. I go to a church where there are mostly older members and I'm still feeling new even though I've been there 4 years. I don't know who is a visitor and who is a long time member most times. What kind of things do you say when you just don't know if the person is a visitor? I'd feel humiliated if I asked someone if he/she was a visitor and then found out quite the opposite. Do you dare ask? What do you say?
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      "Hi, I'm MennoSota, I don't know that I have seen you before. Have you been attending here quite often and I've just missed you?"

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      Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
      "Hi, I'm MennoSota, I don't know that I have seen you before. Have you been attending here quite often and I've just missed you?"
      What if the old people all look alike and we've met a few times? LOL That's my fear!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      What if the old people all look alike and we've met a few times? LOL That's my fear!
      "We've met before? I must have short term memory loss. It's nice to meet you for the first time, once again!"

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      What if the old people all look alike and we've met a few times? LOL That's my fear!
      As an usher I meet and great everyone that comes through the door, eye contact will assure you of a familiar face and we secretly point out to each other who is new or visiting
      They usually sit in the back as well and hardly ever come alone, usually as someones guest.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      As an usher I meet and great everyone that comes through the door, eye contact will assure you of a familiar face and we secretly point out to each other who is new or visiting
      They usually sit in the back as well and hardly ever come alone, usually as someones guest.

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      I went alone when I first visited the church I'm at now

      There was a lady near the door who saw me and immediately introduced herself and asked where I was from and wanted to know if I would sit with her. That was nice. She's still a good friend of mine at the church.
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      I know if someone is new instantly as I miss very few services so can recognize anyone new
      Isaiah 40:31

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      It would have been impossible to know in the church i have been attending most of this year. that may have been part of the issue. In the church this morning, I'm sure it was obvious to members

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