Plastic surgeons are being seen as miracle workers when it comes to repairing over pierced or gauged earlobes and regrettable tattoos. In an effort to conform to the workplace or boardroom, many millennials are looking to correct body augmentation and are willing to pay the price.
Why this story matters for church leaders: Regardless of whether they regret their choices or not, we need to cultivate welcoming congregations.
- People change: When you take at someone’s past decisions, physical or otherwise, they may not reflect their present course.
- The Lord looks at the heart– Would someone with tattoo “sleeves” be welcome to work in your children’s ministry?
- Congregational Reaction– We all want to believe that our congregation wouldn’t whisper or avoid a new member with piercings or tattoos, but maybe this is a theory worth testing.
How can you specifically address this in your congregation?
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