The title of this chapter is a play on words that applies to the church where I serve – Frontline Community Church. Those who serve as greeters, ushers and parking lot welcome team are part of the F.I.T. Team – the First Impressions Team. This ministry is where visitors and members alike get their first impression of the church every Sunday morning. Until recently, the Safety Team Ministry was NOT a part of this team. Instead, it was a part of the Facilities team, and managed by the Facilities Manager. Continue reading
I mentioned that the Safety Team must be more than a simple team, they must be a ministry. One of the paradigm shifts that must occur to push the team towards ministry is simply how they are presented to the church. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to choose the name of the team wisely. Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, I was in a small church in eastern Michigan. As I pulled out my iPad, I opened the “Settings” panel and searched for a WiFi network. The only network I found was completely open and unsecured.
After inquiring with someone from the church, I found out that their entire WiFi network was unsecured, with the desire and intent to allow anyone who is in the building to use their network. Continue reading
At the end of August 2012, our church held our annual event, “Rockin’ From the Roof”. This event draws a very large crowd every year, and requires a significant number of volunteers to help out. This year was no exception, as we drew about 3000 people to the event, with about 300 volunteers throughout the day. Continue reading
In one of the many email newsletters that I received already this week, I found an interesting article that was cross-posted between the Blaze (http://www.theblaze.com) and BeliefNet (http://beliefnet.com). This article talks about parishioners legally carrying concealed firearms in their church, and can be found at: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/should-worshippers-be-able-to-bring-guns-to-church/. Continue reading