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6 Reasons To Sit in a Different Seat at Church This Weekend

3. You’ll see and hear the service differently.

It’s strange, actually, how changing your seat alters your perspective on the service. You look at the preacher from a different vantage point. You hear the music and the singing differently. You notice things about the building you had never seen before. You’ll often even listen to the sermon differently, simply because everything feels new (and, if you think I’m nuts here, at least try it…).

4. Somebody else might need your current seat.

For example, too many people end up sitting in church toward the back of a worship center, thus forcing latecomers and guests to walk to the front. That’s not the most loving or wise way to welcome these folks to the service. Why don’t you sit toward the front this week and free up space for others?

5. You’ll learn to be more comfortable with change in general.

Here’s my crazy suggestion: Sit in a different place every week. Don’t let yourself get stagnant in your approach to church, beginning with the simple decision of where you sit. Change your place each week, and you’ll likely be more open to change as your church moves forward in the future.

6. If you completely refuse to change, you might reveal a negative side of your heart.

I understand there are reasons to sit in a particular place (e.g., for access to hearing devices, seating for handicapped, etc.), but most of us have little reason not to change—except for stubbornness. If that’s your reason for not even considering this suggestion, you may need to check your heart.

Let me know your thoughts. I’m OK if you differ with me!


This article on sitting in church originally appeared here.