Perhaps you read or have heard of Malcolm Gladwell’s book and idea called, “The Tipping Point.” I want to bring it to your attention for one purpose: to tip our worship community on Sundays over the 100 mark. For a church of about 125 souls, having 70 in worship is not a bad percentage. But what would happen if we consistently had one hundred in worship? Our experience singing would improve. Our giving and sharing of financial burdens would improve. Our collegiality and sense of being a congregation–improved. The ability to build off one another’s efforts and extend our influence for the Gospel and Grace of our Lord, expanded.
Here is how Gladwell’s website describes the tipping point:
The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate.
We experienced such a tipping point recently with my “Open Letter to White Christians in Florida.” The first day it was posted, we had a little over one thousand views. The next day, five thousand views. By day three, 28,000 views. And now at this moment, 70,000 views. Thus, a “little” but brave church spoke to an issue of justice to tens of thousands. Let’s work together toward the tipping point of one hundred in worship, shall we? Everyone now, Push. Row. Tip. Worship!
See you Sunday, because The People of God gathered in worship is a beautiful and powerful experience.