As Christians we are ambassadors for Christ and must act in a way that is pleasing to Him and that does not distract from the most important message of all –> the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Etiquette refines our social skills, minimizing distractions that will get in the way of our message. Etiquette works to understand and respect other people for better relationships. “So then we pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” Romans 14:19
Research continually confirms what the Carnegie Institute of Technology first reported, that 15% of career success is due to technical skills and 85% is due to interpersonal skills i.e. “soft skills”. Translate this to success in the Christian life. While we may have the “technical skills” such as Biblical “head knowledge” we also need the very important interpersonal skills of etiquette to help build relationships for Christ.