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Second Service @ KGF - Starting September 2011

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KGF is planning to move to two services on Sundays starting September 11, 2011 at 9 and 11 am. Here, Pastor Mike unpacks the rational behind the second service, and the journey we have been on to get here.  You can watch the video below:  
We also encourage you to download this document, which helps understand the decision and the opportunity that lies ahead:
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Room for More - Second Service Fall 2011 KGF Church
Mike Penninga

Mike Penninga is first a foremost a son of God, a husband of Michelle, a father of 3, and a pretty good tennis player. A grad of Trinity Western University and ACTS seminary with a background in broadcast journalism, Mike has a passion for sharing the life changing news of Jesus Christ in understandable and captivating ways. He has been the lead pastor at KGF since March 2009.

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0 # joe 2011-06-24 16:06
ok.. since we are making these positive changes because of growth and newcomers (goodness!) what is the church's strategy to appropriately recgognize newcommers and make them feel welcome?

Coming from a very large multi-thousand person church with 3 services, it was always very difficult to discern the newcomer vs. a long time church attendee who just decided to switch which service they attend OR one that decided to just sit on the other side of the church this week. As you can imagine lots of discussions from well intentioned people going on similar to :

"hey there... welcome to church!"
"ummm i've been going here for 5yrs already"
"oh... well nice to meet you then I guess"

It only takes a couple iterations like that to have people stop welcoming and engaging people they THINK might be newcomers.

I'll start by stating this isn't a problem solved by greeters or the info desk... so what will we do to ensure that we make new people either visiting for a short period or deciding to stay with us.. really feel the opening and welcoming arms of the church without putting an explicit spotlight on them?
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0 # Mike 2011-06-24 18:53
Great question Joe. . . I'm sure you have some ideas on how to do just what you're speaking of! Love to grab a coffee with you to hear your heart, and perhaps brainstorm some ways to maintain the family feel while allowing others become part of the journey! Drop me an email and we can chat! Mike Penninga,
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0 # Pauline and Ted Izzard 2011-06-25 10:03
It's exciting to anticipate what God is going to do as we make room for more... not just believers, but 'seekers' too. We need to spread the joy - not keep it to ourselves.
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