In a recent Table Talk, Amanda Bates made the suggestion that LifeSpring start making an Altar Call of some sort a regular part of our worship life. The idea was warmly received by those discussing it, and I was dispatched to write some guidelines for the AC based on the conversation.
We are now going to begin this great experiment, and also request your feedback on the AC. Contact Rich or Bruce for any comments you may have.
In many churches the AC is a weekly observance, most often associated with the response period after the day’s sermon. It was the general opinion that we don’t want the AC to become perfunctory and usual.
For the first 3-6 months we will offer the Altar Call the last Sunday of each month. Rich will chose an appropriate song after the conclusion of the sermon, and if you have something about which you want LifeSpring to pray,you desire to be baptized, or you have some other concern that you want us to be aware of, this is a good time to make that known.
The practice will consist of coming down and sitting near Bruce. He will ask you what your request or concern is and respond appropriately.
We do not want to overlook the needs and concerns of LifeSpringers, and this is a good way to make sure we don’t do that.
If your concern will not wait a month or less, you may text Rich or Bruce and request an AC opportunity the next Sunday.