Why are we adding a service?
The decision to add another Sunday morning service was one that has been discussed and prayed over for by the leadership of Peninsula Grace for quite some time. While there are many reasons why we believe this is the next step God is directing us in, but the primary reason is we believe this move will help us better accomplish our mission of reaching more people with the Gospel and discipling people into maturity in Christ. We believe this move will help in three strategic ways:
1. Allowing more people to be a part of the Worship Gathering:
As God continues to grow our Church Family, we face the good problem of running of of space. We especially want to open up seats for those who don't know Jesus, welcoming them into a Gospel-centered community. At the heart of this decision is a desire to see more people meeting, loving, and serving Jesus and we believe adding a second service will allow us to reach more people with the Gospel. Let's keep a seat open for a neighbor!
2. This move will better serve and love our children:
Many of our children’s classrooms are over capacity, which is another good problem!. However, overcrowding the classrooms is not beneficial to our children or the leaders who lovingly serve them. Adding a second service will lower the numbers in each class and will better serve our kids and leaders in those classes.
3. Allowing people to serve and not miss the Worship Gathering:
We have many faithful volunteers in children’s ministry who faithfully serve our kids. Currently this requires those servants to miss our main worship service, often weeks at a time. Adding a second service will allow people to Serve at one service and still join a worship gathering on the same Sunday. We hope this culture of “Attend one, Serve One” will become a regular part of the DNA of Peninsula Grace.