Pastors (at least I do) spend a good deal of time visiting with people. A visit might take place in someone’s home, a coffee shop, a hospital, or at the church. If you’re hospitalized, homebound, or recent guest at worship service, you can usually count on a visit.
But what if you don’t fit into any of those categories? If you’re healthy and regularly attend worship, chances are the pastor won’t be stopping by. So how do you get the pastor to visit you? Here are a few tried and true (and intentionally humorous) strategies for receiving a call from me to set up a visit.
Have a baby. I love to come see the little ones! A litter of puppies works almost as well.
Buy a home. I’ll come out to bless it.
Get engaged. We’ll get together for premarital counseling.
Open a restaurant. I’ll stop by for lunch. A coffee shop works, too.
Mention your desire to make a significant donation.
Allude to your desire to teach Sunday School.
Decide it’s time to get serious about those evil spirits wreaking havoc in your house.
Got a tiki bar? I’ve got a blessing for that, too.
Yes, you too can be a good member and still get a visit from your pastor!