The Pareto Principle, a.k.a. the 80/20 rule or the law of the vital few, states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Pareto developed this economic term pertaining to the distribution of income and wealth among the population. However, we all use this term to describe how and who gets things done - that 20% of the people do 80% of the work that really moves the needle in most organizations. The church is no exception.

We say that if you want to change the culture in your church, you need 20% buy-in from your congregation and the 80% will tend to follow. Why do I share this? We average worship attendance of about 700. For our Mission Together this Sunday, we have 200 people registered to reach out to our community in a whole host of ways. Do the math. That is 29% of our average worship attendance.

As a church who knows that her future is tied to reaching out to our neighbors, it would seem that in addition to moving the stone with our risen Lord, we are ready to move the needle as we follow Christ out of our tombs and into the world. Thanks be to God! Join this Sunday at our ONE worship service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary followed by a great day of service uniting our faith community with our neighbors in need. Learn more at sign up HERE.

He is risen; He is risen indeed!


Matt Gaston
Lead Pastor