Believe it or not, this is a statement that causes some discussion. Many people think that a church should be defined by the people who have attended there the longest. Some think it should be defined by the person who spends the most time presenting behind the mic. Some think that the church should be defined by the family who holds the most power. We don’t believe this at New Life. We truly believe that we are defined by our frontline volunteers. Think about it…we can do all the strategizing and planning to create irresistible environments….yet if the person who meets the guest first…gives a wrong impression….that is how we will be defined. Our fronline volunteers are people like Mike & Abby Durrett. They lead our host team. They carry themselves very well and challenge our host team to strive for the best care to everyone who walks through the door. Guests make comments like, “I really felt like they were pleased to meet me”, “I felt very welcomed when we came in”, “the people seemed genuinely happy”. This is our host team. They make a difference by making people feel welcomed. Others on our frontline are our volunteers in Adventureland (nursery) and Kid Tough (elementary kids). Again, we can create the best environments possible for adults….but if we suck in the area of reaching kids…the parents would not come back. The final group that I define as our frontline volunteers are all the people who trust us by bringing their friends who are far from God. Think about it. You’ve built a relationship with a friend/neighbor/co-worker and now you’re going to take the risk of inviting them to one of the most important areas of your life….you church and relationship with Christ. We’re honored and humbled to have great people who trust us to bring their friends to the environments we’ve created for the sake of eternity. New Life is defined by our frontline volunteers.
- Graze Supper Club on August 10. Supper from the South. (link in bio). #socialdining #lymanporch #grazelv #lymanporchLast day in England. Wonderful farm breakfast & Stonehenge from the road 😂.Beautiful little village in UK.Jess from @loveandlondon recommended Coal Drops Yard. What a great suggestion. This place is amazing. Ghostbusters was the movie of the night. Dinner at Dishoom was worth the wait. #loveandlondonRight now!Wonderful supper club tonight with @eleven98hackney Thanks chef Aiden for a tasty tour of Hackney. #supperclub #eleven98hackneyShe loves Posh-Tea & I love her. So, we drink Tea!Great spot on a Friday afternoon. Thanks for the suggestion Jess. #loveandlondon @loveandlondonLondon@brendalichty did it again. Graze Supper Club last night. #grazelv #supperclubProud parent moment: @brooke_lichty_ graduated from nursing school a few weeks ago. This week she passed the NCLEX state exam is now an official RN! We love you! Great job!!!Time with Pastor Shane at Rooted. Week 8. Life change happens best in Relationship. @thecrossinglv