Over the next 5 weeks, we will be sharing with our awesome volunteer teams the OneLife Gauge during our VIP meetings (where volunteers gather before each service). The Gauge outlines the vision for why everything we do at OneLife revolves around volunteerism and what drives our strategies for volunteer teams. We will use it to evaluate, or “gauge,” how we are doing along the way.
Kydon Bowen, our volunteer coordinator, has been doing an incredible job completely revamping our volunteer teams and the process for becoming a OneLife Volunteer. A special thanks to our friends at Elevation Church for their advice and help as we have tweaked this process. It’s always good to learn from those who’ve been there, done that!
So each week, after Kydon has shared with our teams the vision behind each part of The Gauge, I’ll download here on the blog. So, here’s part one!
We anticipate radical life change each and every Sunday. That is the number one priority behind everything we do. I once heard Pastor Jim Cymbala from Brooklyn Tabernacle talk about why this is important within the context of their incredible choir ministry. He said this is what they share with new choir members to make sure they are up for the challenge and opportunity of volunteering:
“When you come to church in a bad mood, the prostitute on the 12th row doesn’t care. She needs to experience the love of Christ. When you have a fight with your spouse on the way to church and don’t feel like leading worship, the drug addict in the balcony doesn’t care. He needs hope. When you wake up on a Sunday and just don’t feel like coming to church and fulfilling your commitment to serve, it will show in your attitude. The couple whose marriage is falling apart that decided to give it one more shot – they don’t care. They need you to point them to Jesus.”
Understanding that kind of opportunity drives commitment and this kind of commitment only comes when you anticipate – and even expect – life change to happen every week. OneLife Volunteers, we see life change happen in our midst every Sunday. If you want to get the full OneLife experience we ask you to do one thing before you even step foot on the property at Powell High School: beg God for life change to happen!
He wants it more than we do. So let’s anticipate that it will happen.