Lesson from embassy visit day

Today is the annual open day for non-EU embassies. (EU is next Saturday.) Long lines for a pamphlet and, sometimes, a taste of the local cuisine. I go to look at the buidlings and out of an internationalist sympathy.

Having done this a few times I’ve learned that the smaller the country the better chance of a good return. Some derived lessons, for churches.

  • Tell people why they’re being greeting, sharing a distinctive.
  • Keep the food samples simple and easy.
  • Be clear about trouble overcome and accomplishments made.
  • Be selective in suggestive next steps and make sure there’s a clear path out!

Churches take note; sometimes open options reads like inattentiveness.

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Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 45, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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