We had an AWESOME Prospective Members Class on Sunday.
29 adults. Insightful questions. Great interaction.
One of the questions asked was, "Are we going to launch a 3rd service & what time would that service be?" I told them the answer was yes, we were already praying about, brainstorming on it, & planning for it. I also said we believe the Lord’s timing would be:
- After hiring a Fellowship & Discipleship pastor (Lord willing, this spring)
- Then we launch our 3rd service (likely this fall)
- Finally we start taking steps toward the next phase of our facility (a classroom expansion)
I then took a straw poll of the Prospective Members. I asked, "If this decision were yours, what time would you make the 3rd service: Saturday night, Sunday morning, or Sunday night?" Here were the results:
- Saturday Night = 15
- Sunday Morning = 5
- Sunday Night = 6
- (Didn’t Vote) = 3
Interestingly, when I took the same poll among the leaders involved in weekend services (children’s, youth, & adult) back on Sunday December 9, here were the results:
- Saturday Night = 8
- Sunday Morning = 7
- Sunday Night = 1
So…if it was your call, what would you recommend? (P.S. I made the distinction that I wasn’t asking for their preference. I was asking them for their "what’s-best-for-Grace-and-our-mission-field" recommendation.)