Common Courtesy Rant

I have been working on recruiting, screening, and training volunteers for work. It is an enjoyable task, but it reminds me of the fact that some people lack common courtesy. I understand if you have an emergency and cannot follow through on a commitment. For those who need it, I am going to offer some free advice for those who didn’t get the common courtesy course in school. 

  1. If you have an appointment and do not plan on keeping it, contact the person with whom you have an appointment so he/she can make more valuable use of his/her time other than waiting for a no-show.
  2. Don’t volunteer to do something you don’t want to do. I can’t tell you how many times I have had people express interest in doing something when I didn’t ask. I never expected them to do it, but they almost broke their neck to offer help and kept telling me how much they would help only to not be available for contact when the time came to help. 

What would you add to that? I’m discovering that some people are not taught well and others are just lazy. For those who don’t think about these things, I don’t want to be the one who is guilty of leaving them uninformed.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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