I experienced this cultural ritual first hand while loitering in a local Apple store. What I saw and experienced got me thinking about how we honor those who have worked for us. Perhaps I should say, “if” we honor those who have worked for us. I have found that most churches do a wonderful job at honoring those folks who attend weekend to weekend but fall short when it comes to honoring staff either while they are present or when they leave. There frequently seems to be a neutral to slightly negative “spin” given to explain the departure.
What I observed in the apple store that day would transfer nicely to the church. Here are my three observations.
1. They Show Up
My first impression when walking into this store which, by the way, I have walked in to a hundred times, was how extremely well staffed they were on this particular day. I decided to ask one of the staff at the apple store why there wereRead More