i don't usually repost someone else's blog post here on renown, but this one is classic.
this is what my pastor wrote about after Sunday's "experience". he wrote about it way better than i could have. i think you will laugh. (when i saw the look on his face "in the moment" he was definitely not laughing though.) you can read the whole article on Chris' blog HERE.
(i have also copied & pasted it below so you can get a cheap laugh from Ridge's pain)
"Load in Church: Like a box of chocolates...
my last post I highlighted a few of the amazing stage sets that our
production/creative team is able to pull off even though we are in a
load in context as a church. To add to the already challenging task of
creating appealing environments for people of all ages, we've had to
learn to be creative on game day too. In the words of a great
theologian--Load in church is, "...like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get."- Forrest Gump.
morning we arrived to discover a brand new bird cage in the foyer of
the facility. That's right a bird cage! First week we covered it up
until we realized that all the kids loved it. Now our children
terrorize those birds every week while their parents check them in. If
I had to guess I would say "sippy cups" now strike fear into the heart
of those birds!
Another week we arrived to find a new "defibrillator" attached to the wall right beside one of our waumba rooms (pre-school).
Today...we arrived to find this little problem:
case it isn't clear in the picture--that is a pad lock for a door.
Behind that door were all of our Waumba supplies! (preschool ministry)
But thanks to Volunteer hero of the day, Matt Rich, here was the solution and result.Seriously,
I bet there wasn't another church on the planet today...yes I said
planet--that required the use of bolt cutters in order to pull off
their preschool environment. I'm just saying...this thing is an
adventure. And none of the happy people that showed up and dropped off
their children in Waumba ever knew this had happened.
people that work so hard, give so much, serve so faithfully, and show
up with game day creativity for the sake of our mission.--THANK YOU! It
matters. Peoples lives are being changed."