Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened (MT 7.7-8).
I am asking that our contemporary service launch team will double in size from twelve members to twenty-four. And I am asking that it happen sooner, rather than later. I am also asking that people who are prompted by God to join this team invite others to join with them. It would be especially great if those extra invitees came from outside our congregation. I am asking this because I hope that a new worship service might be a new place for new people to connect with God through our church. Our launch team needs to grow to forty people so that we can launch a new service with a good sized group. If forty people join the team and then invite their friends and families to try something new, we could launch a new worship service with 100 in attendance on the first day!
I am not asking that we split up our existing congregation. A new and different Sunday morning experience makes it possible to create new places for new people in our church. A new worship service in a different style at a time other than our current service will offer more choices to more people. More choices for more people offers more opportunities to connect people with God through our church.
I am asking for people who are mission-minded, outreach oriented, energetic and not afraid to take a risk. I am asking for people willing to build ministry teams and small groups for hospitality, media presentations, worship and music planning, sermon planning, stage set-up and tear-down, children and youth ministry helpers and small group leaders for Sunday mornings. I am knocking on the door. I am searching. I am asking. God, are you listening?