This Sunday we’re transitioning from ONE service to MULTIPLE SERVICES at Vortex!
We desperately need to increase our capacity to reach more people, so this is just us trying to be faithful to what God is doing in our church.
We want to reach more people, because we believe that there are more people who DESPERATELY NEED to be touched by the powerful, life-giving message of Jesus.
I wanted to share a few things to expect as our services change…
1. Services will not be as long.
We’ve targeted our services up to this point to be about 75 minutes, but now we’ll be shortening them by about 10 minutes to help with the turn-around between two services.
2. We’re tweaking the order of service to make sure the important things stay a priority.
We’ve always done an opening song followed by a small welcome from one of our Pastors. That’s going to change. Now, one of our Pastors will be on stage a few minutes before the service starts to welcome you
Once we start service we’re jumping right into worship. This is actually going to result in a slightly longer time of worship (moving from 15 minutes to about 20 minutes). So, if you’re the person that LOVES worship, get there on time!
3. The sermons will be slightly shorter.
Many of you don’t understand the work that goes into our sermon preparation throughout the week. We rehearse and time our messages so that we can be prepared for Sundays. Typically we’ve tried to craft messages to be around 35 minutes, but we’ll be taking about 5 minutes out of that.
You might be thinking… “Hey, that five minutes is important!” I agree with you, so that’s why I’m going to be working hard to make sure everything God would have me to say be said each and every Sunday. It’s just going to take more time to trim it down and draft the right way to say it all.
4. You won’t see everyone every week.
This past week I asked you to indicate which service you’d be attending on Connection Cards, and the crowd split right down the middle. And… That’s a healthy thing!
If visiting with your church family is a priority for you…
If you attend the 9am service, make plans to stay a little later and visit with your friends as they arrive for the next service.
If you attend the 10:30am service, get there a little early and greet your friends as the exit the earlier service.
We’ll have coffee service during the entire transition between services, so make the most of that time!
One last request…
Would you consider praying daily for our church as we prepare to make this change?
You matter to Jesus, and He will listen to you prayers.
Pray that God directs us, that He uses us, and that He continues to save people and reconcile them to Himself through Vortex.
Thank you so much for praying and partnering with us to see lives changed!