Why We’re Excited About MovingPosted: August 16, 2011
The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have…Am I not sending you?” Judges 6:14 (HCSB)
I shared a little of the behind the scenes story with you yesterday on why Awaken is moving again. Today, I wanted to share the biggest reason we’re excited about the move back to Polo Road Elementary.
On September 11, we will launch TWO Sunday morning worship services at 9:30 am and 11:15 am! Moving to two services has five big benefits for our mission:
- We have more room to reach more people. Our greatest limiting factor at Polo Road is space – everything is smaller because it’s an elementary school. Multiple worship services multiplies the space and will allow us to reach more people.
- No longer will volunteers have to miss the worship service in order to serve. Now, volunteers can attend a service AND serve during a service. That will be a huge encouragement to our current volunteers and will hopefully help new attenders take the next step to serve.
- Involved people can invite people every week. We’ve learned that it’s much more difficult to invite friends to church when you will be serving and unable to sit with them during the service. Now, everyone who is involved will be able to invite friends to the service they attend every week.
- AwakenKids small group leaders will have greater impact and influence. Rather than having so many small group leaders rotating throughout the month, leaders can serve more consistently because they no longer have to miss the service in order to serve. Consistency means leaders will get to know kids and their families much better. Consistency leads to influence and impact!
- Something new creates and sustains momentum. God has given us a healthy shot of momentum – attendance is up by 30%, giving is up, and many have been been saved this summer. We want to see that momentum increase, not flame out. Two services allows that momentum to carry into the school year.
Two services allows us to reach more people…involve more people…invite more people…better influence kids and families. We’re praying for an “Only God” move of God in this move to two services – that He would make His name great through even more lives changed by the gospel!
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