I firmly believe Christians could use some help in this area of their lives. In fact, in our recent reader survey, a few submissions specifically noted that ChurchMag would be better if there was less fun. I have not figured out exactly why fun can be such an aversion for some, but when I see stuff like this (pictured below), it reinforces to me the importance of bringing fun and joy alongside whatever you do.
Take a look at this live chat screenshot that was taken between a customer (who shared the screenshot) and an Amazon customer support representative who clearly knew how to have fun without jeopardizing quality. In fact, I believe it increased the quality of his interaction with the customer!
This reminded me of this customer experience with Netflix. It is the kind of stuff that church volunteers of all types should adopt (not to mention church members!).
A good sense of humor, loving others, being patient, and being willing to not take yourself so seriously that you have a hard time having fun, that’s a good thing. That’s what happens when people have fun.