By greeting others. By welcoming them to join your family to dinner. By inviting some one to come to some event.
---mike4879 on 1/5/17|
How long have you been attending the church Roxanne?
---KarenD on 11/24/16|
Roxanne, building "best friends forever" isn't immediate, it takes baby steps in the beginning. After a few meetings, strangers become acquaintances, acquaintances become friends, friends become BFF. It takes time to get to know each other, time to grow, time to mature in your relationship. Sure, they may already have family and jobs and may already have plans, but it won't hurt if you ask. All they could say is "no, not today" So you try again another time. On the other hand, they may say "ok." You must keep trying.
One must dig through a lot of dirt to find gold.
It took Edison over nine hundred failures to invent the light bulb.
One must meet many people to find true friends.
---Steveng on 11/24/16|
May I respond by stating what your definition of real friends is? I think it depends on what kind of people or age bracket you are looking at..
---chris11 on 11/25/16|
That's good, Roxanne, how you consider that others can be busy with their families. Being considerate is included in your part for how to make friends . . . you being a true friend.
---Bill on 11/25/16|
Always have a smile on your face and keep good eye contact.
This will make it easier for others to approach you.
But always remember you are at Church to worship Jesus.
Your friends will come while you keep yourself focused on Jesus.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/25/16|
yes that's good idea but I need to remember people at church are probably busy with families and jobs also they might already have plans
---RoxanneGilbertson on 11/24/16|
Real friends > you have to become real so you can tell the difference. Love does not have us trying to only use anyone.
Scriptures give us plenty about how to relate in real love, including 1 Peter 5:3 and Ephesians 5:21 and Ephesians 4:31-5:2. And share with people in your church who are more mature than you are, so you can feed on their example.
And have prayerful standards for how you need to become in your character > Hebrews 12:4-11, 1 Peter 3:4, James 1:19-20, Philippians 2:13-16.
We are here first to please God, not only try to use Him to get what we want! (c:
---Bill on 11/24/16|
How can I make new friends in church?
---Roxanne on 11/22/16
I am assuming you want friends to do things with and not acquaintances whom you see and acknowledge but do not socialize with.
Get involved in a small group, such as a Bible study, a serve team, a life group, or a home study group. Get to know the people in the group. Find a person who you enjoy talking to. Ask them for coffee or lunch after the meeting.
To have a friend, you need to be a friend.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/23/16|
Be friendly. Go up and introduce yourself to people. Volunteer for a committee or sing in the choir, attend programs conducted by the church, etc.
---WIVV on 11/22/16|
Start out by saying, "Hi, my name is Roxanne. What's yours?
Then you talk about them. People love talking about themselves. And you can start by asking questions such as, "How long have you been coming to this church?" etc. My dad used to say, "I learned everything I know from the six wise men and their names are Who, What, When, Where, Why and How."
I met a well known woman in her eighties at a chamber of commerce dinner a few years back. We talked for about an hour. In the next edition of our city newspaper she mentioned she met a most wonderful conversationalist (me) and all I did was ask questions and said, "Oh, yea? Tell me more."
---Steveng on 11/22/16|