For somebody new to a Christian group or church, the difference between meeting people with open arms and meeting an unwelcoming click is the difference between their seat being filled and their seat being empty.
We have to open our hearts and eyes. No more soap boxes. No empty promises of friendship. This isn’t high school, this is somebody’s relationship with Jesus at risk. Reach out to the new people that so desperately crave that friendship and show them how valuable they are to you, and more importantly, their Creator.