Where Everyone Knows Your Name

I am reprinting a popular blog from a couple years ago.  I thought it apropos as we all gear up for our fall women’s events!

I heard this song (from a 1980’s sitcom) again this week, and I think the lyrics hit the nail on the head as far as “step one” in caring for our women. You may recognize these familiar lyrics:

                                 Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name…

                                And they’re always glad you came…

                                You wanna be where you can see your troubles are all the same…

                                You wanna be where everybody knows your name.”

I think that song writer was onto something!  Maybe the very first way that we can show our women that we care is by learning their name….and letting them know that we are glad they came…and being open and honest so they know that they are not alone in their struggles.

How can we create that caring atmosphere in our women’s ministries?  I know we all want it–we want everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable in a safe environment that encourages open sharing. I think it has to start in our leadership and trickle down from there. We as leaders need to do what it takes to learn names and go out of our way to welcome people.  We need to be open and honest about our daily walk and daily struggles and temptations so that we can all come to the foot of the cross together in weakness and humility.

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