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"Question Call"
by Tom Goodman
January 12, 2006

Producers will extend a “Casting Call” when they’re ready to consider actors for a play.  This is my “Question Call.”  As I get ready to lead our church into two services, I need to answer the questions people are asking.  Write me back with the issues you think I should deal with.  Here are a few matters I’m already prepared to cover:

    o  Why do we need two services?
    o  Why are we calling the services “Smooth” and “Bold”?
    o  What will the schedule look like?
    o  What will be the format for the morning kids program?
    o  How will this impact the youth Bible study hour?
    o  Will our Sunday School class be asked to move to a new time?
    o  How will we be able to staff two Bible study hours?
    o  Will the pastor wear a tie in the Smooth Service?

Okay, I just made up that last one to see if you were still reading!  Seriously, I need you to suggest some questions and issues for me to cover.  Gene and Jim are busy writing brief definitions of the “Smooth” and “Bold” worship styles, and we’ll send it out as soon as we can.

Finally, I don’t think it’s redundant to say, “Pray for praying!”  Ask God to bend the knees of his people before him and to teach us a whole new level of dependence upon him!  Diane and I are leading the way with the prayer meetings at our house, but let’s just make that the beginning of a prayer movement throughout our church!  No matter how thoroughly you and I address the questions and concerns of our people at Hillcrest, we need the activity of the Spirit!


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