I now can claim I have been a regular church goer for two decades. 13 years as a lay member, and 8 years as clergy. This even though I came back into faith late in life. In that time, I have seen members, and guests, and others come and go. I have read much about inviting others into a local faith community. The following blog post by Benjamin Corey states some of the truest words describing my own experience in those two decades. I highly recommend all read this article: “Some Things You Should Know About that Couple You Unwelcomed”.