As someone from New York I never would have used courteous to describe it. But hey I found this clipping on the internet and we all know that if it is on the internet it HAS to be true. But since New York is the most courteous place on the planet that leads me to our second value in Uptown.
In Uptown our Be Attitudes are:
1. BE SAFE
2. BE COURTEOUS
3. BE ENGAGING
4. BE CONSISTENT
Being courteous. The reason this is our second value. Why courteous? Because like safety, being courteous deals with initial impressions given to new guests and longtime guests alike.
We believe that being courteous will go a long way to battle the presuppositions about church and God. We want every kid to know that God loves them and has a plan for them.
How can we practically “Be Courteous”
1. Smile all the time!
2. Greet each guest by name and try to greet each parent by name.
3. If any guest needs anything we show not tell
4. We are committed to go the extra mile to create an environment where lifechange is possible.
What are some ways you have found to demonstrate courteousness in your life and/or ministry?