Have you noticed how many companies are offering rewards points if you pay your bill on time? My cable bill, cell phone bill, and credit cards all offer rewards if I do what I’m supposed to do. That means pay my bill in full by the due date. That’s a pretty good deal. Last year I collected about $700.00 cash for paying in full and on time, not bad.
I’m thinking about developing a rewards program for attendance and participation at church. Maybe we could offer a free Wednesday night meal for folks if they attended Sunday School and worship for 4 to 6 weeks consecutively. How about going out to Sunday lunch for three months perfect attendance?
Ushers, greeters, crucifers, acolytes and liturgists should get bonus points, don’t’ you think? We can’t forget Sunday School teachers, choir members, or the hand bell ringers, they have to come to practice and then be here to play. Double bonus points for sure!
The Trustee who comes to unlock before we get here, and stays late until everyone else has left the building, now that surely deserves a reward! We could definitely give bonus points for volunteering to set up, cook or clean up at our Wednesday night meals. Of course, we have the “Grounds Crew” we have to take care of those guys and gals who work up a sweat making our church yard look it’s best.
Looks like this list is getting out of hand, maybe we better stick with letting the reward be that we know we are doing what God has given each of us the ability to do. After all, we are all one part in the body of Christ – the Church. Let’s all do our part to the best of our ability and see what happens.
See Ya Sunday,