Just a little fun on a Friday…
I’ve promoted a lot of service opportunities over the years, but there is one that I’ve never heard advertised.
Here’s to all those brave men and women who faithfully week in and week out make sure everyone gets counted in church!
Can you count over 100?
Have you ever thought of using that skill to serve God?
Do you find yourself counting while in church? Maybe counting the tiles on the floor or the receipts in your wallet? Or counting the ‘likes’ on your latest Facebook post?
If this describes you, then you should join the counting ministry!
Yes, that’s right, every week men and women just like you use their fingers and toes for the glory of God!
You may not realize it, but while you are busy counting the minutes on the clock, others are counting heads in the sanctuary.
Row by row they slowly saunter up and down the aisles. You might not otherwise see what they are doing except for the subtle movements of their lips as they count 43, 44, 45….
Now, before you sign up, you should know that the counting ministry is not for everyone. There are risks like…
- losing count when someone gets up to go to the restroom,
- counting someone more than once,
- or having to recount! That’s the worst!
Even the most skilled counting veterans face these challenges.
But, these are extreme situations.
If this is not enough to persuade you, consider what one volunteer had to say…
“I can remember how nervous I was my first day in the counting ministry. I was just a rookie. Would I forget how to count? What if I lost count? Would the others on the team make fun of me? Then, I remembered who I was doing this for and a peace came over me. Now counting is the only thing I do in church!” —Counting ministry volunteer
The bottom line is this…people count at church! And you could be one of them!
Join the team you can count on! Join the counting ministry!