A few things to consider this Easter
This Sunday will be one of the highest attended days of the year for Calvary Chapel. It may even be the highest.
There will be some people you don’t know. Some of them are guests. Others are people who attend infrequently.
This Sunday you have an opportunity to make a gospel impression on these people with a few simple acts. Indeed, you have an opportunity to make an eternal difference. Here are a few things to consider.
Pray for the service this week.
Pray for the people that you invited. Pray for the people others invited. Pray for those that received an invitation and decided to give church a try. Pray that the Holy Spirit would prepare hearts for the gospel message.
Pray as you enter the property.
Pray for the guests. Pray for the service. Pray for the volunteers. Pray for the pastor and the message.
Park at the most distant spot available.
Your favorite parking spot might have been taken. It’ll be OK. Lets offer the best spots to our guests.
It can be uncomfortable being in a large group of people whom you don’t know. Introduce yourself to people you’ve never met. You’d be surprised how much of a difference that can make. You might even consider arriving a little early, and making yourself available to meet and greet people in the lobby.
Look for people to help.
You know the place well. New people will not. Be a guide. Help someone who looks like he or she needs help.
Sit as close as possible to the front of the sanctuary.
Save the back rows for guests and late entrants, so they don’t have to walk past so many people.
Sit in the middle.
Don’t claim that aisle seat where people have to walk over you or past you.
The sanctuary may be packed. If so, be willing to sit cheek to cheek.
Volunteer to serve.
As the number of attendees increase, so does the need for volunteers. The parking team, kids ministry, and greeter ministry are a few of the areas that will need more volunteers to help serve and minister to members and guests. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray as you leave.
Pray that the seed of the word of God will find good soil and take root.
These are simple acts… acts of service. And if you survive doing these acts of kindness and service on Easter, you just might be able to do them on other days of worship as well.
We can change the world, one life at a time…