If you spend more than 5 minutes with me, you will find out that I love sports. I love to watch them and I love to play them. Sports have shaped so much of my life. When you have been around as many sporting events as I have been, you can not help but memorize and think through so many of the sports phrases that you hear as a fan and as a player over the years. One of those phrases is playing over and over in my head this week because it relates to some things going on in the church where I have the privilege to pastor. Often times in games I watch or in games I have played in, the announcer or the coach will utter the statement, “Now it is time for someone to make a play.” In this statement is the idea that in this moment, a player or a few players need to set up and do something significant. Forget what has happened earlier or what might happen in the next game. A play needs to be made now. This is the time. Right now. I can not help but feel this way with some things going on at Grace Fellowship (@gracpick on Twitter). There are some things happening at Grace where we need some people to “make a play.” Here are just a few ways that if you are an attender at Grace, you can serve this church, by “making a play”:
- Begin attending Saturday night services as your primary time for you and your family. We launch our second Saturday service this weekend. the services on Saturday will be on 4:15 and 6:00. You can do the church a significant ministry by making Saturday your primary time to attend service. start this weekend.
- Make, increase or keep your financial commitment to the Next Chapter. We are hoping to continue forward in our journey to build a new building. Part of that process is getting individuals and families to make 3-year financial commitments to the new building. This weekend, you will have a chance to make a commitment for the first time, increase your commitment or be reminded to honor the commitment you have made
- Invite someone to church. Every week is a chance for you to invite a person to Grace. This week is another great opportunity.
- Start serving. We need more people to OWN our church by serving. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you want to serve.
Let’s do it Grace. Let’s make a play, beginning this weekend. The future of our ministry depends upon moments like this one.