It’s that time of year again, when college students come back and the 12th day of Christmas is officially over and Summit pastors get a dazed look in their eyes and start muttering near-unintelligible things about what seminary didn’t prepare them for.

That’s right: I’m talking about what we affectionately refer to as Crisco Sunday (a term I just now affectionately made up), when we have to affectionately grease people up to get them all in the building.

This weekend, we’ll see 1000 more people attend the Summit’s campuses than last weekend. At the Brier Creek campus, we have extra chairs stacked and ready. We have volunteers standing by with a plan in their back pocket. And we’ll have me standing by, muttering near-unintelligible things about what seminary didn’t prepare me for.

But how can you be prepared? Easy. Follow these steps:

  • Go somewhere else. Seriously. We love you. But consider making room for our guests for the next six weeks. If you go to Brier Creek North, check out our South Venue at 9 or 11. If you’re extra-awesome, go to Brier Creek Saturday at 4 or 6.
  • Don’t go somewhere else, but arrive early. Again, seriously. Don’t show up late. Don’t show up “on time.” Show up 15-30 minutes early.
  • Do what you’re told. Those guys in the orange vests? They ain’t eye candy. They want to help you find parking. Park on the Summit side of Presidential Drive to make room for our friends at World Overcomers across the street.
  • Front and center. This ain’t the weekend for elbow room. Go to the front. Scoot to the center. Get cozy. Those chairs in Brier Creek North are extra-wide, so consider making room for a new friend.

Want more? Check out one of my favorite posts from this time last year (but don’t get confused, some of that info is dated). Building Cool Points at Church.

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