I know, it’s Thursday. My wife and I decided to pack the boys up on Sunday after church and take them to Disney for a couple days. We’re Disney FREAKS. I’m convinced that Disney has the best customer service in the industry. It’s no wonder that countless companies and organizations pay thousands to send employees and teams to the Disney Institute to learn strategies and processes. They’re remarkable.
As with every trip – i try to observe something different, and then ask myself how it can apply to the church. This trip was no different. We were on the monorail – about to enter Magic Kingdom. If you’ll notice – when you’re on the Monorail or the train – two vehicles that offer bird’s-eye views of the parks, whenever you pass cast members (employees) they stop what they’re doing, turn, smile and wave. I don’t know WHY they do it – but my guess is that it’s an attempt to communicate “welcome! We’re glad you’re here! We can’t wait for you to experience what we have for you.”
I wonder what that looks like for the church? Not for paid employees – but for those that have been attending for a while. Long-term members. What’s YOUR version of stopping what you’re doing and waving?
We opened last Sunday with By Faith – a new tune from the Getty’s (new to Oak Mountain at least).
After our call to worship we sang Our God Saves, Lead Me to the Cross, Draw Me Nearer, and Breathe.
Our offering song was Oceans. Looking forward to singing that as a congregation!