Puzzle and unity March Week 3

Hey Jedi and padawan. Unity is like a puzzle.

  • Every piece has its use
  • Every piece is important
  • Every piece is unique
  • Every piece fits a perfect spot...that no other pice can fill
  • Every piece is tied and dependant (should be tied!) on the other
  • All the pieces together depicts the perfect image

One image but many pieces.

The apostle Paul states it this way

But now God has established the parts, every one of them, in the body as it has pleased Him. So there are many parts, yet one body. 1 Corinthians‬ ‭12:18, 20‬ ‭MEV‬

He is basically saying that God created every one of us for a use, a duty, a task that nobody else should fulfill.

Each person should do the task he is called to accomplish

Each player should feel called to accomplish their part in the plan, in our ministry.

Easter is coming. It's going to be awesome. Thousands of people will coming through our doors. Many, for the first time. Many also for the first time in a long time.

We will get to bless them...and also be a blessing to ourselves! Serving is a blessing...even though not everyone knows that.

It will be a time where every single piece of the puzzle needs to accomplish its use.

Most of our volunteers serve one service either every week or other week. And we all thank them and are blessed for it.

Easter though, and Christmas for that matter of fact, is not "just another Sunday". It's war time, it's crazy time, it's blessing time.

It is time for all of us to step up, as are all coaches and team leaders are doing. Our teammates need to do it too. Aren't we all a "one team one fight" squad? Oh yes we are.

Everyone at our cluster meeting last Sunday afternoon heard my heart on this.

Our team mates are robbed of a blessing when they don't serve when they're scheduled to, when they don't share the load of ministry with us.

It's not about guilting someone into serving. NEVER.

It's more about saying stuff like this.
  • I love you so much I WANT to serve with you
  • I miss you when you're not there, the team misses you in your absence
  • I don't want the enemy to rob your blessings
  • I know you're worth more than just not showing up
  • The kids miss you
  • We are incomplete when you're not here with us
  • We count on you
  • You are such a great person (and say one compliment that you really believe)
  • You are an addition to our fighting squad
  • Are you ok? We missed you last week.

It's about encouraging them to grow, to engage, to commit to their team, our kids, our families. "The We over Me" lifepoint cultural value.

Easter is our time of battle

Your people willingly follow you when you go into battle. ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭110:3‬ ‭NET‬‬

As a coach, your great ministry is to lead your TL to battle, to serve with passion, with the same passion that inhabits you. Yes, that passion I see every week in you.

As a team leader, your great ministry is to lead your squad, your team to battle, to serve with passion. To invite them to come and take their blessing for them, and not leave it to others.

Let us push together, pull together, laugh together, win battles together and enjoy the blessings together

Team leaders OWN your room, your environment. Experiment ministry by your coach's side.

Relationship goals: Q&A

Even relationships lived out fully the way God intended can have challenges. Find answers to some of the toughest relationship questions through scripture and this Q&A session.

Your growth depends on how deep you commit to growing! So dig deeper.
  • March 26th - VO @ 8:30 & 4pm SHOW UP!!!!! I want everyone to show up and talk to some new recruits.
  • March 26th - Family Dedication Service 2:30-3:30 PM
  • March 21th - Team Night 6:30-8:30 PM
Come on coaches, these times are specifically planned for you!!! If you've got another time, ask me. It can be live or by video.

Team Leaders, you can fill in these spots if I'm available. Just go faster that your coach!

Easter is coming.

It will be great. Tons of people have been becoming fully alive and committing their lives to Christ. This is a time for us to be a blessing and be blessed at the same time! We will also have a carnival feel to the services. It will be great.

  • Saturday 6PM
  • Sunday 8, 9:30, 11:30 AM. 1:30, 3:00 and 5PM.

Let's get our teams rolling!

  1. The idea is not to ask our team mates when they're serving but rather ASK them which 2 services they're serving!
  2. I know every one gives on a regular basis, but Easter is not business as usual. So we don't invest like our usual selves
  • We've added many new families to our campus lately. Pray they get connected soon.
  • Courtnie Wolfe (Quest) is getting married with John on April 1st. Pray for them in those final details that need to be managed!
  • Let's pray for FUTURE NEW VOLUNTEERS! We've added many new team mates
Our series for the next 3 weeks

Specifics in environments

In order to better assess where and how many "real" volunteers we have, i will ask each environment to fill out a new document on Sundays.

It's basically a "roster" document. Teammates (you included!), just need to write their names down and check how many services they ministered. Simple. Efficient.

This document NEEDS to be signed

5PM teams: we have a new thing

Every week, we have some material that goes to garbage at the end of service

  • empty or empty water bottles
  • every piece of paper that is not reusable (lesson scripts, small/large groups script, extra craft stuff, etc)
  • Extra weekly handouts

Every week, we have some material NEEDS to come back to me at the end of service

This page is in your folder in EACH environment. Here's what to do whit it

  • Look for the noted material
  • Bring it back to the Production area in the Quest theaters.
  • There, you will find a small plastic bin where it is noted "Recyclable"
  • Put it in there.
  • Check the list :)
  • And thanks for doing this.


For every volunteers convenience, they can check in at any echeck station from now on. It will simplify everything :)

Fill out your attendance sheets, they are not optional!

  • Make sure you take time to pray with the kids and your teammates
  • Introduce the lesson and theme of the day when you start of the small group before worship


  • Make sure your rooms are clean when you leave. Another group is coming after you
  • When you starts your service experience, make sure you use the "intro" document so can ease in the topic of the day for our younger ones.


  • Make sure you keep ALL MATERIAL available for the 5PM team
  • You're doing great guys!


  • As a reminder, challenge our kids to keep pushing themselves during the week by using YouVersion
  • As leaders of that group, have an attitude of worship when you join Quest 2-3 in the theater. They will follow your lead. Participate. I should see and hear you singing and having fun

These need to be given away EVERY WEEK!

  • Keep getting there on time, it's a way you show Honor to your teammates, the kids and their parents
  • Make sure your rooms are clean when you leave. Another group is coming after you
  • Fill out you attendance sheets, they are not optional!
  • Keep on loving these babies.
  • Snacks are now put in every room instead of being centrally stacked
  • Try to memorize some parents' names this week
This is where you should park on Sundays!

Daily devotionals

How is quiet time going right now ?

Honor is not only about words, it's about actions
  1. Let's honor every single one of our teammates by cleaning up our area after your done serving.
  2. We also honor by being on time at VIPs!
  3. Kudos to all you coaches and team leaders
  4. Tessa Ramsey of First Time Families is heading in her crazy season of work. She has served faithfully as a coach for that team for years. For the next season, I am happy to say she will continue serving as a team leader under Richard Ramos, who becomes our coach for that environment.

Pastor's message on unity was awesome. Read the next lines, even if they're the same as last weeks. Some goals will accompany this.

According to Philippians 2:1-2, we move in "UNITY" when...
  • We're being like-minded : we're all for the same thing, which is helping people become fully alive, adults and kids alike.
  • We're having the same love for one another : we care for each other
  • We're being one in spirit: friendship are developed
  • We're being one mind: one purpose
And we are in "DISUNITY" when...
  • Teammates are pushing against God-given momentum.
  • Negative attitudes towards change or ministry load
  • Lack of rejoicing of new people becoming fully alive
  • Pushing against the movement of God by resisting it
  • Movement in the wrong direction ( not going with the "flow")
  • Non-movement or refusing to move. Teammates are not "pulling their weight "
Having said this, and also after writing the intro to this Jedi News, here's the plan for the coming weeks.
  • Contact everyone on your Arena roster that is not regularly serving, before the end of next week. The roster is who Arena says is on the team. For example, Dive 2B says there are 33 team members on that team. Yet, I'm sure Kerry Mckenney never sees 33 people serving. And it's the case for just about every team.
  • By contacting them, you will allow them to find out they are missed, you're their team leader/coach, you're expecting them to keep serving
  • If they're are a team, I, as well as you, expect them to be serving.
  • If everyone on the roster would serve when they're expected to, we would have no problem with the number of kids we have! The teams are numerous enough.
  • At the same time, use that convo as a reminder of Easter. We need them to step up, be a blessing
  • If Arena notes need to be added, write them down, put them in your Sunday folder, Lindsey will note them in the system after.
The things you have heard me say, entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.

A little reminder of some goals that have not changed !!

Team leaders, make sure you send the TEAM Jedi News to your roster and teammates.

  1. Become 3 deep in all of our leadership positions by June 30th
  2. Have 1 ready-to-go padawan each by February 28th. This is DONE! I will ask you this Sunday!
  3. Recruit 30 NEW volunteers by March 31st . We're at 24 without counting last weekend's VO!
  4. Every week, show 1 person something they should be doing in your place!
  5. Talk to 1 parent per service, every week. Many will join the team!
  6. Speed up connection process : refer to the "Orientation & Connection Process". document. 2 weeks MAX from V.O. to Team mate

One last thing for the orientation and connection process. If you have someone that wants to serves, Please, contact them ASAP, strike the iron while it's hot. If I send you a new volunteer, don't postpone that connection, it means that person is "ripe fruit", ready to serve.

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