- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On March 29, 2019
- 0 Comments
Whether you manage the facilities for a very large or very small church, chances are you’re starting to look ahead to Holy Week and Easter Sunday. A LifeWay Research poll of 1,000 pastors revealed that Easter, Christmas, and Mother’s Day ranked top three (in that order) for “record” attendance in any given year. Humorously called the “Super Bowl Sunday” of church, this special weekend will also bring some of the highest numbers of visitors to your church campus.
No doubt the pastoral staff is preparing the sermon, the volunteer coordinator is preparing his or her team, and the children’s director is preparing for the egg hunt. If you oversee care for the buildings and grounds, you are likely making your own preparations as well. Are your facilities read to put their best face forward?
I’ll never forget the advice a pastor once gave me on this subject. He said that three of his greatest concerns on a Sunday morning were:
- Is my sermon polished and ready to go?
- How do the bathrooms look?
- Is the nursery spotless?
His first point was no surprise but the second two were somewhat unexpected so I asked him why these were so important. He explained that if a visitor attends our church, he has no doubts that they will be greeted by a warm handshake and a friendly smile. They’ll most assuredly be ushered into the coffee area and offered a donut. If they have children, they’ll certainly be pleased by our kind and attentive Sunday School volunteers.
BUT, he added, the two things that can turn away a visitor unlike any other… is a dingy nursery or a dirty toilet. And I daresay he’s right!
The Dallas area alone is home to over 1,200 Christian churches. Sometimes called the “buckle” of the Bible belt, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is filled with churches ready to celebrate Easter Sunday with the joy and honor this occasion is due. Many of the people who will be walking through these church doors may be doing so for the very first time (or for the first time in a long time). The impressions they form of the people in those buildings–and the buildings themselves–can help determine where they will be spending their Sunday mornings in the weeks and months to come.
For more than 30 years, Sonlight Cleaning Services has been partnering with DFW churches to make those first impressions count. We are a Texas Family-Owned and Operated building maintenance company with a heart for serving the local church. Big or small, our team is ready to help your church create a customized cleaning plan to keep your campus looking its very best week after week. Give Sonlight Cleaning Services a call today!