For the last two years I have written blog posts in January asking people to help us with the crowding issues that we had been experiencing during services. You can find those posts here and here. It is fun to look back at what God has been doing in our midst. We have added another service since then and that has worked really well and yet more people keep pouring into BBC by God’s grace and kindness, to the extent that we think that this Sunday will be overfull in a couple of our gatherings. The 8 and the 10 will be particularly tight.
So here again at the start of a new year we have a few asks of our faithful BBC members, as we attempt to ensure that new people and those who haven’t yet responded to the good news of the gospel have easy access to a seat and a parking spot on Sunday.
- Consider a switch in service if you usually attend the 8 or 10. The 4pm is a great option. You can sleep in, hang out with friends or family, or do whatever you like in the morning and still enjoy a service at BBC in the afternoon. Next Gen is available at the 4 and so your kids are taken care of if you have any, and the service is quieter, making it easier to park and to find a seat. Please seriously consider this for your family, and give it a trial for a couple of months to see if it works for you.
- Come early. It is quite tricky getting into the BBC parking lot and the pressure on kids’ check-in increases a lot when the service is starting. Come 15 minutes early and enjoy the peace and calm. It is a great time to have a cup of coffee with a friend or to sit in prayerful anticipation of what God might say to us as a group of people. The volunteers will be ready to welcome you, so please come early.
- Sign up to serve. With more people coming we need more volunteers to help to welcome them. It is a great way to get to know other people and to be drawn further into the family at BBC. We are always looking for more help in this area. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do in our midst this year. He continues to bring people into our little congregation and our prayer is that we would love, welcome and disciple everyone who enters this place looking for some hope.
See you all on Sunday.