Children's Check-in @ 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship @ 10:00 AM
Last year we discussed going to two services for essentially three inter-related reasons surrounding our hope to increase our capacity for multiplication. First, we wanted to move toward planting another congregation and forming a platform to incubate a future church plant. Secondly, we were consistently hitting 70% capacity in our sanctuary (not including overflow), which made the room feel fuller than it was, and causing some visitors to turn away, and of course we anticipated increasing attendance over the year. In addition, our children’s space was equally (if not more so) reaching capacity. Thirdly, we were hoping to increase our capacity to serve our children, as many folks expressed more interest in serving if they didn’t have to miss a worship service. To make a long story short, a year later these three reasons have all changed, namely: (1) the different focus and nature of the Eau Claire plant, as our next church planting effort, (2) though we increased over the spring, Sunday attendance numbers were different than anticipated this fall for a variety reasons, and (3) we discovered that offering a second service did not increase our serving capacity in children’s ministry after all.
So the question on the table is whether we should stay at one service through May – the same time-frame for our two service experiment last year – and then reevaluate, or go back to 2 services in February. What do you think? What problems / gains do you see with either scenario? To submit your feedback, or if you have further questions, please email James Walden
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*The forecast is based on mathematical models using previous years attendance.