With the exciting move into our new worship center—one church, one assembly, one hectic summer—come exciting opportunities to serve one another in mercy and love. Going to one Sunday morning service (“There is no need for me to write to you about this service.” 2 Cor. 9:1), accomodating untold numbers of visitors (“The people came running from all directions.” Acts 21:30), and picking a brand new pew to call your own (“Here’s a good seat for you.” James 2:3) can all be quite challenging. Here are a few helpful hints and suggestions to make our move into the new facility as smooth as possible and continue putting the needs of others ahead of our own.
(“And when they ask you, ‘Why are you groaning?’ you shall say, ‘Because of the news that is coming.'” Ezekiel 21:7)
Smile. Be extra friendly. Go overboard to foster a warm and welcoming environment.
(“I will forget my complaint, I will change my expression, and smile.” Job 9:27)
Greet everyone. Introduce people you meet—visitors and members—to others.
(“There I will meet you and speak to you.” Exodus 29:42)
Wear your name tag. Ooops, I mean find your name tag. Then wear it.
(“What is his name, and the name of his son?” Proverbs 30:4)
Walk all visitors to the Visitors Center at the southeast corner of the foyer.
(“They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept.” 1 Sam. 10:4)
To help you multiply, invite visitors to your Small Groups Church.
(“Now I have become two groups.” Genesis 32:10)
When possible, please use just one vehicle per family.
(“They came with one Accord.” Acts 12:20)
Please park as far away from the building as possible.
(“His command is that you walk in love.” 2 John 6)
Please go ahead and park in the grass if you’re able.
(“Open your eyes and look to the fields!” John 4:35, “Let me go to the field!” Ruth 2:2)
~ON THE NEW WORSHIP CENTER~
No food or drink in the new worship center.
(“Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in?” 1 Corinthians 11:22)
Make use of the new drinking fountains in the new foyer.
(“Here is water! What doth hinder me?” Acts 8:36)
Please sit in the middle of the pews, not on the ends. Scrunch together. Make room.
(“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8)
Take advantage of the nursery and training rooms at the back of the worship center.
(“The sound of weeping and crying will be heard no more.” Isaiah 65:19)