Being Late Is Being Disrespectful

As worship leaders, we know the prayer and effort behind each service. So seeing churchgoers stroll in late routinely grieves and baffles us. Such nonchalance treats worship – and God – with disrespect, not the required awe. Yes, occasional delays happen, but are you intentionally late out of disregard? Remember, the first song sets the tone and unifies us. You’ll connect better with newcomers by being present from the start than socializing outside. Worship encompasses the whole service, not just music. Give your attentive heart to every element. Hours of labor by staff and volunteers make each moment valuable. What we model influences others. Worship starts on time, so let’s be on time.

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