Have I been mistaught the meaning of the term "seeker sensitive service?" I've been taught that for our services to be seeker sensitive we must: First and foremost, make the seeker feel connected to us and to God. No talk of repentance or conversion or being born again in a seeker sensitive service. No talk of what God demands of us. Instead, we should make them feel right at home as if they already belong to the church. We should speak as though they are already reconciled to God and as though God's purpose for being is to make their earthly life better. (And in order for them to feel like they are "one of us" we should be imitating the unsaved in matters of custom such as clothing, hair, language, etc.) Once they are comfortable enough to seek membership, then begin discipling them to a "deeper understanding of God including the need to be born again." Is that what seeker sensitive service means? I was in a class where the topic came up, and that WAS NOT how they would define "seeker sensitive". They define it as making it easy for a visitor by: Being friendly but not singling them out as visitors or embarrassing them. Helping them find their way around. Be explicit in instructions such as "Let's all pick up the blue book in the rack in front of you. That is the hymnal. Let's all turn to page 100 and sing xyz." Speaking, singing, and preaching what your church teaches without compromise but without belittling other groups. (Example might be the preacher saying "I am going to read our text today from the KJV. We use this version as the official version of this church" rather than "I am reading from the KJV. If you are reading another version we have a trash can by the door. Feel free to use it on your way out.") Teaching by example. If you believe in contemporary music, or hymns, or dressing up for church, or dressing casually, or whatever, just do it. Don't make a big issue of it to visitors. I have to say that the second way makes a lot more sense to me than what I have been taught. So which is what the "seeker sensitive movement" is all about?