The Looming Excitement of a Third Service
- We took a risk in hiring me as Senior Pastor (or anyone for that matter).
- We took a risk with our 2023 budgeting process.
- We are taking a risk with our plans to build a new campus of our very own.
This brings us to the looming yet exciting possibility of a third service. A decision that carries with it no less risk than any other decision we've faced. In fact, all healthy, growing organizations must regularly choose one of two paths: (1) read the terrain and embrace a culture of deliberate, prayerful risk, or (2) play it safe and perhaps fall victim to inadvertently stymieing momentum.
It's no secret which leadership path I favor. But this creates a number of challenges to consider.
Challenge #1: Timing
This means we must be able to pivot prayerfully yet quickly when the time comes. And when it does come, I'm guessing we will make this decision with as little as two weeks' notice to the church. We hope more, but not less. Therefore, everyone at Bay Hills will have to be ready to step up to the plate to adapt with us. The timing must be right; we don't want to miss our window.
Challenge #2: Balance
What does this mean? I'm glad you asked! Many of you will be asked to move to a particular service to allow guests to attend a more "accommodating" time. We anticipate the following service times when/if we make the move:
- 1st Service: 8:30a (no Kids Ministry to start)
- 2nd Service: 10:00a
- 3rd Service: 11:30a
Start mulling it over and talking it over as a family. What does this mean for you? Your morning routine? How can we adjust and pivot as a family when the time comes? Later down the road, you may be able to pick and choose your service according to your preference, but for a season, we may ask something different of you. Are you ready?
Challenge #3: Volunteers
Beginning Sunday, October 8, our "Rooted" series will focus on spiritual gifts and this particular need for the next two weeks. We ask that every guest and member consider this important next step critical as we move forward together into this season. High areas of need include:
- Kids Ministry
- Ushers & Greeters
There are a ton of other places that have need, as well. Many will be on display in the lobby these next couple of weeks. Take some time to pray and investigate where God might be leading you. Where can you get involved as a contributor rather than a consumer? Where can you be part of the solution to help us meet this particular challenge?
I, for one, am fully confident we will do just that.
For the Safety team we are always undermanned, so not much change. It’s @ an extra hour 1/2 early and 1/2 later. We have done this before. One Question, when we build the new sanctuary will it be fore one or two services?? Growth n change are good things just a lil scary.