Going to 3 services is the biggest step of faith we have ever taken as a church. I am excited to see what God will do. Every time we have taken this level of risk, God has met us with a greater level of reward. Risks of this caliber also come accompanied with high level of nerves. Risks also require a great deal of change.
1. We must maintain and improve our user experience.
With an earlier service time, the tendency could become to cut a few corners on our user experience. That should never be the case. The reason we have to add a third service is because of the current quality we already provide. We must not weaken what our audience experiences at any service time. As a matter of fact, by opening up more seats, we probably should improve the caliber to fill the new seats.
2. We must end on time every time.
There is no more wiggle room for turning a service around. The clock must be set and we must end accordingly. The offering and 411 needs to be limited to 4 minutes every time. The sermon cannot go past 25 minutes and the worship cannot go longer than 25 minutes.
3. We must increase our number of volunteers
To avoid premature heart attacks and ministry burnout, we have to lighten the load by dispersing the work load across a larger team of volunteers. We will now be providing a full service catering room backstage for volunteers to be able to rest and eat before ministering to people. Inviting someone to serve with you is as easy as sending them to www.Focus.Church/serve
If I am honest, I truly believe our church is on the brink of securing a different location, but until then, we will do whatever it takes to see people experience life-change through Christ. Your prayers during this season would be greatly appreciated.