Friday, August 15, 2008

Fall Growth Issues

Since the flood, Parkview service attendance numbers have been growing. As the Fall academic year draws closer we are seeing our numbers increase, getting us closer to last years attendance statistics. Obviously, this is an exciting trend, but it does create some problems. Here's some statistics...
  • Last weekends attendance was: 1127
  • The total capacity of West's auditorium is: 1500 (80% full is 1200)
  • Peak attendance last September was: 1450 (not including children)
As you can tell from the numbers, combined with the seating challenges of an auditorium with long rows, we are going to need to do something to accommodate growth until we get back into our 15 Foster facility.

The two options we have pursued involve adding a video venue for overflow or going to three services. After a discussion today with the auditorium administrator, we have come to the conclusion that the only feasible option will be to go to three services starting on September 7th at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 am.

Though this change will require a lot of communication and some really early morning set-ups for numerous teams, it appears to be the best and only option available. Please get the word out to everyone you know. I'll be making an announcement this weekend to make sure everyone begins to pass on the word. In the mean time, let's continue striving on in our mission to see more and more people become passionate followers of Jesus!

1 comment:

Brenda Rae said...

I think this calls for a song to be sung announcing the times - are you up for it???