This post was written by Steve Scherer, who coordinates tear down at Anthem Camarillo. IF you are interested in getting in touch with Steve, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the things I love about Anthem is our passion to be as effective in spreading the kingdom as possible. One of the ways we realize this is in our practicality.
We do not just decide that Anthem church is a mobile church or that Anthem church is a building church. We ask the question, in light of our mission to reach the community for Christ in the most effective way possible, What makes the most sense now for each campus?
The answer use to be for all to be mobile. Then God graciously provided Anthem Thousand Oaks with the opportunity to move into a more permanent location which allowed them to better serve Thousand Oaks.
Currently, Anthem Camarillo is still a mobile church. We believe this is where God wants us, and how He is going to use us now. With that comes the need to set-up and tear-down an entire church every week. We have seen many step in this role and bless Gods people more than they know. Literally, without you, we could not have Sunday service.
One of the most exciting aspects has been the organic sense of tear down. This has been an event that, after every service, people just decide to help. It has been remarkable. No begging, no bribing, not even guilting, just people deciding to work on their day off to bless the church.
Really, if you have helped in this at all, thank you. Now as we grow in people and in ministries, the need for scheduling had arisen. At the start of the school year, we will not only need to clear the main room, but also set up a classroom. This means we need at least four people every Sunday. Other duties include grabbing the signs from outside and helping with kids tear down. All in all I'm asking for a dedicated team of twelve people, willing to serve twice a month. If you feel you are able, I am asking you to prayerfully consider joining our team.