Gotta love all the snow and ice! It's a little crazy that we convince each other to live in this climate! I'm pretty sure there wasn't any snow in the Garden of Eden – I think living in this climate must be direct disobedience against God! :o)
Over the last couple weekends I've see literally dozens of small things that people have done to make our environments irresistible and feel very open to people who don't normally do the church thing. Although these actions in and of themselves were small – they speak volumes about our church. Thank you. Here a just a handful of the ones that saw . . .
– Members of our Orillia Volunteer team parking on the far side of the parking lot . . . leaving room for our guests near the front of the theatre.
– Our team of "sparkies" (electricians) who have been working to help us figure out a way to safely plug everything in. They've been working on a series of different solutions behind the scenes.
– I saw an E-Team member working with another team of the E-Team on ensuring that everything got back in the right box. This sort of "hands on" training is what is going to be needed as we go forward.
– I overheard a member of our Host team talking to new family on Sunday about UpStreet – while walking them to check in. The great thing about this is that this Host team member left their post to make this first time guest feel totally confident in the experience.
– Last night at InsideOut I got a call from a member of our video team who had been at church at 6 am to help us unload. This individual was calling wanting to know if we needed help packing up stuff at InsideOut. What a great gesture – even though he wasn't scheduled to help he wanted make sure that we had enough help!
– I was so impressed with many of our musicians who pitch in and help with tear down. Instead of letting the "roadies" put everything away – they just pitch in and do what needs to be done.
– A team that most people don't get a chance to see is our finance team. They are working in the background in a series of issues to ensure that everything is running along smoothly!
Thank you so much. There are many more that I could list – the spirit of the people of Connexus is so generous and "others centered"!
What about you? What "small" things did you see that are having "big" impact?
Executive Director of Operations
Connexus Community Church