We’ve got new signs!
Why new signs, you ask?
A couple of reasons:
- A couple of times in our relatively recent history we’ve had a building consultant (professional visitor/opinion giver) come and take a walk through our building. One of the things we heard in both of those visits was that, “the more hurdles I have to clear (in my mind) to come into fellowship time, the lesser the chance that I do. So,” they said, “if I think that your main entrance is the carport entrance (nowhere near the fellowship hall) then chances are that I’m not going to come down to fellowship (at the other end of the hall from where I want to exit).”
- Our Strategic Plan Process (your responses to the survey) told us that people who engage in fellowship time on a Sunday morning find it hugely impactful (one of the most impactful things we offer at Good Shepherd) however, the number of people who go to fellowship time is very low. Hugely impactful. Low engagement.
So, how do we address it? Well, we listened to the building consultant and we think that it would be AWESOME if the entrance by the fellowship hall (the Fellowship Hall Entrance) became our main entrance/exit. Thus, people will walk past fellowship time on their way to their vehicles and maybe, just maybe, they’ll come in and be a part of a HUGELY IMPACTFUL time of fellowship.
Now, we can’t make you follow the signage that directs you to use the large part of the parking lot on Sunday morning and directs you to the Fellowship Hall Entrance, but we can tell you that we really want you to. And, we hope you’ll listen.
Why? Because we think it is worth your time in your life of faith to take part in fellowship on Sunday morning.
We know it will take some getting used to, and we know we can’t force you to do anything, but we do believe the more we can steer folks towards Fellowship Time, the better off we will be as a congregation!