Monday, August 31, 2009

Can ONE reach 101 before 2010?

Can ONE reach 101 plus in attendance before the end of 2009?

101, is it a challenge or a goal? Both. Our class has experienced many blessings over the past 20 months. What began as a core group of 8 leaders has grown to over 30 plus in regular weekly attendance (our highest attendance for 2009 was 41).

Our current role has over 84 people assigned to it and we have had many new visiting couples over the past 4 weeks.

I began thinking about this goal last Sunday as I noticed we had five new visiting couples! If we were to take everyone in attendance for that Sunday plus add in those who usually attend but were missing due to travel, vacation, sickness, etc that would put us well over 70 in attendance!

Why the focus on numbers? Well, there is book in the Bible named numbers so it is Biblical.

Numbers represent people and we are all about getting more people plugged into fellowship. We are all about reaching more people to share the gospel with. We are all about getting more people exposed to God's word, to share in prayer with us, to partner in ministry with us, and to grow with us in their walk with the Lord.

How are we going to do it?

1. With prayer - God has to be in this or it won't work period.

2. With breakfast - history has shown that when we serve food more people come. So we will target the first Sunday of each month as a special time when reaching our goal is possible.

3. With care - care group leaders will be making calls to their care groups each week leading up to the first Sunday with a personal invite.

4. With outreach - our outreach couple have been diligently contacting all of the prospects for our class and will continue to do so.

What can I do you ask? This one is easy.....come to class, especially on the first Sunday of each month and eat breakfast with us.

Can ONE reach 101 plus in attendance before 2009? I don't know but I think it is a challenge for sure and a worthy goal to pursue.

Will you join us as we try to break this milestone?

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