Monday, August 31, 2009

Gearing up 4 Fall

I think that one of the most exciting, yet - challenging times for a church is the fall season. Lately, I've noticed that even television stations are pumping up their "new fall lineup" in hopes to gather a crowd and to boost their ratings. Fall is a great time to offer up new ideas, new training, and a new perspective on how to do life together as a church. In fact, most research suggests that the fall season records the highest rate of turnout among new church goers. In other words, more people are willing to try something new in the fall, including church - more than any other time of the year.

So, I want to pray for our churches this fall. I want to pray that we all take advantage of this "new' season to impact our community for Christ. May this be the harvest season!