5 Tips for The Easter-Only Churchgoer
We all have that one friend who only goes to church on Easter, Mother’s Day and/or Christmas. Heck, we may be that one friend.
While I personally feel there’s nothing wrong with attending at your leisure, some faithful churchgoers and keepers of the cloth will be ready to read you if you don’t come correct after a hiatus from the House of the Lord.
Here are five tips for making the most out of your Easter Sunday church trip.
1. Don’t make it about your outfit.
Looking presentable should always be at the top of everyone’s list, but don’t overdo it. As tempting as it may be to show up in a blinged-out church hat or pastel gator shoes, it’s best not to forget why you’re there. If you’re more focused on who’s wearing what, maybe you should stay home and catch Pastor T.D. Jakes on TV.
2. Arrive on time.
You know what’s worse than being late for church? Being late for church when you haven’t been there since Christmas. Arriving on time will lessen the chances of Mother Mable and the deacon board calling you out for not being in attendance since the Last Supper.
3. Sit in the back.
In order to make sure that you are spiritually fed, sit in the back. Some folks will call you out on being absent for so long. The goal is to receive the message and show appreciation to God on this day. You don’t need to waste time explaining to folks why you haven’t been there.
4. Donate to the collection plate.
While money isn’t necessary to attend church, tithing is an expression of gratitude to the Creator. Chances are you’re attending church to give honor to God on this holy day, and to be spiritually fed. If you are able to, make sure to tithe on Easter Sunday.
5. Or… Stay home.
Let’s get one thing straight. You shouldn’t attend church for anyone other than yourself. Not momma, not daddy, not granny, NOBODY. You always have the option of staying home and acknowledging God in your own way, however you choose to do so.
Who knows, by the end of the service you could be speaking in tongues. Happy Easter!