You are LATE!

I realized something the other day:

It is harder to get people to show up to church on time today than in yesteryears because our generation does not CARE that they are late.

Of course it’s important to always start on time in respect for those that do show up on time for things and to show that we don’t wait around for those that can’t seem to make it there until 15-20 minutes past the hour.  The idea is that people will realize they are missing out on something when they show up late which I believe was a motivation back in my parents and their parents generation…you didn’t want to miss something so you were always on time (or in my parents case, early).  But today people just don’t care that they miss anything, and they don’t care that they are late.

So, my question as a worship leader who starts worship on time every Sunday even when there is only 1/4 of our people there, is how do we get our generation to care?  Or is that something only God can do?

Or should I just do this…

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dorothy Davis on March 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I LOVE it, maybe you should try it. You will have to sing it a few times out here for the ones who come in late at different times.

    Reply

  2. Posted by garythepink on March 8, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I love it as well, although you may have to do this @ 11am, to get most of them… hmmm how about this. I find more people come to a fellowship dinner/function/event with free food. the bible says to go into the highways and byways, how about having church in the TH’s parking lot, seems there are more people there earlier to!

    GarythePink

    Reply

  3. Posted by Hooch on March 19, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Obviously I’m going to have some problems when I come home from Japan :-p

    Reply

  4. Posted by garythepink on March 31, 2009 at 3:15 am

    hi Hooch we miss you, how’s the studying coming along

    Sayonara

    Reply

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