Listen to the audio above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more.

If you want to make disciples who make disciples at your church, you'd better create a warm atmosphere where people want to connect.

Key Points:

  • A warm church atmosphere starts outside your building – even before people come through the doors.
  • Greeters and ushers need to go beyond “efficiency” to show that they care about the people who attend.
  • Create a culture of warmth where people go beyond their friends and look outward for someone who’s lost or alone.
  • Everything on stage – from worship to announcements to the sermon to the post-sermon prayer time – needs to exude warmth and care.
  • Mentoring connections happen when your mentors and group leaders look to build relationships that eventually move into intentional relationships that go full circle.
Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. On a scale of 1-10, how “warm” is your church right now? Name three people who make it that way.
  3. Read John 15:12. How do you live out this verse on Sunday mornings at church? What about during the week?
  4. “A warm environment leads to more mentoring connections.” Explain this idea.
  5. What are some practical ways your leadership team can start creating a warmer environment? Make a list.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

Keep Talking: