#1- Choose to believe the best about the people in your church as opposed to assuming the worst about them.
#2- Choose to trust them to make decisions that matter.
#3- Choose to believe that when they are asking questions they are growing in their faith and seeking clarification.
#4- Choose to believe they really love the church (that means you!) and want to see it (you) thrive.
#5- Choose to be inspired by your fellow brother and sisters in Christ as opposed to comparing your faith with them and feeling like a failure.
#6- Choose to listen to them before making a decision about them.
#7- Choose to value them as a human being and not just another person at church.
#8- Choose to empower others by encouraging them in Christ.
#9- Choose to let them present a solution to the problem they might be telling you about.
#10- Choose to focus on all the things the church is doing well instead of just focusing on where we're messing up.
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