A Handbook for Manners and Appropriate Behavior in Church
byLinda J. Williams
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When you enter your place of worship, what are your thoughts? Are you thanking God for the opportunity to enter His dwelling place one more time? Are you anticipating being and receiving a blessing while you are there? Are you excited about seeing the other members of your congregation again? As children of God, we must begin to prepare ourselves to enter His house of worship. Before you leave home, pray and ask God to prepare you for entrance into His place of worship. Pray also for the purpose for which you are going. You should always plan your schedule so that you have ample time to get to your place of worship. Nothing will distract you more than being late. As you pull into the parking lot, all thoughts should be on preparing to enter God’s house, to worship not to be critical or judgmental in any way.
This a handbook to help leaders and members in churches and other places of worship understand and implement the appropriate rules of behavior during services and other activities. Information on etiquette during meetings, social activities and worship services is discussed as well as appropriate behavior for children during worship services. Important information on proper dress, treatment of guests and other topics is also shared. Scripture references are included to emphasize the importance of following etiquette rules in places of worship.
About the Author
Linda Jones-Williams is a Certified Corporate Etiquette Consultant. Ms. Williams is Protocol Officer and a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Roslyn, NY. Ms. Williams holds a Masters Degree in Education and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. Ms. Williams has developed workshops and seminars which help church members to understand the importance of appropriate behavior in church as outlined in the Bible. Ms Williams has also presented workshops for school districts, colleges, universities and corporations for over ten years. .She has a business etiquette column in a corporate newsletter and an etiquette column in a local newspaper. She has appeared as a guest on several local television stations. Ms. Williams goal is to help others understand the importance of concept of "Kindness to Others" in our world today. She challenges everyone to do "At least one act of kindness for someone everyday. Please visit www.etiquettelifeskills.com for more information.