Monday, December 15, 2008
Are you part of the 20% or 80%? You may have heard of the idea that 20% of people in a typical church do 80% of the work. I know that this is not the exact ratio and it will vary from church to church. In most churches there seems to be one group of really dedicated workers without whom it’s hard to imagine the church even functioning with out. Then there’s the other 80%, who for whatever reason aren’t very involved beyond attending Sunday worship services. In other words people who just want get involve. Granted my church is small in numbers therefore it's more noticeable when people want participate. Not saying it want be notice in a larger congregation but maybe not as bad. Any how, Sunday night the youth workers of my church put on the annual Christmas program for the young people. The pastor made a plea during morning service that he wanted and would like for all to come out and support the program. He knew from past experiences how some of the congregation think. You know, the one who say I don't have no one in it. The young people had been working for over a month on the program. The hubby and I were there to support the youth even if we didn't have any kids in it. I think they did a wonderful job. Any way you can imagine the usual group showed up the others group did not. Some drop off their kids why others didn't bother. How do you not support your own? I believe the church is a mirror of our homes and community. Because, if you're lacking in those areas most likely you are not going to participate in church activities. This is to my Christian brothers and sisters, Question: how do you get people involve in kingdom building? And how do you get parents to take an interested in their own children Spiritual Growth?