Man oh man, there's lots of buzz about our start-up, Life Church.
Here's the 3 most-asked questions that keep coming up since our first service two weeks ago:
1) WHEN will Life Church move from MONTHLY worship services to WEEKLY services?
Answer: ASAP! To get this new church rolling, our team of grace-addicts took a huge risk and launched out with our first service at The Dow two weeks ago (be sure to check out the VIDEO and PHOTO ESSAY).
Our number one goal right now as a church start-up is to increase NICKELS and NOSES:
Consistent Generosity + Crowd Growth =
Weekly Worship Services!
NICKELS: Because we currently have no paid staff, our overhead costs are very low. Since we're brand new, we need to see a rhythm of consistent generosity beyond Sunday mornings:
Then we can better plan out the income and expenditures for weekly rentals.
NOSES: While we will continue to leverage media to create an awareness about our start-up, we researched HOW people heard about us: Over 80% of our guests reported coming because they were PERSONALLY INVITED on FACEBOOK! So... keep posting about Life Church and repeatedly inviting - - Found People FIND People!
2) Was all the cool stuff you guys did in Life Kids just a one-time deal?
Answer: NOPE! What our kids experienced in September is just the starting point! Our aim is to create a thriving kids ministry on steroids! We want kiddo's from across the region to be in a safe, fun, God-centered environment.
When you come to The Dow on October 14th, your kids will meet Crash the Rhino, bounce in the Jump House and Giant Inflatable Slide, and have a BLAST learning about the Bible from our high-energy Pirates! You can pre-register your kids online now.
3) Hey Jon, are you just starting this church and then moving on to something else or what's your plans?
Great question! Easy answer: I'm going NOWHERE! Listen, the easy route would be to leave this region and go where the grass is greener. I'm no quitter! I'm excited about pouring my life into this grass!
God called our family to this region for a purpose. We are now entering our fourth year of living here and LOVE it! We bought a house locally in the Spring of 2011, our kids go to school and are growing up in this region, and we aren't going anywhere. Y'all are stuck with me! :)
I believe to my core that together, God is going to work through us to bring Life to the Great Lakes Bay Region. As I always tell our volunteers, its going to be fun a decade from now when we look back at all we will have accomplished together.
We'd love to have you come check things out Sunday, October 14th, 11am at The Dow Event Center.
Plus we have a FREE APP for your iPhone or Android.