The Day We Baptized Everybody
Picture it: Sunday morning, 9:50 AM. We’re roughly 45 minutes away from the first of two baptism services of the day. Two of my First Impressions Team members walk up and say, “Ummm…did you know the portable baptistery is leaking in Suite 111?”
My calm, collected reply: “Yes. It always leaks a little. We’ll mop it up later.”
The look on their face said it all: this wasn’t a leak. It was an overflow. As in, the water was still running and half of a 2100 square foot, newly remodeled room was under water.
Multiple bad words raced through my head.
…and then it was time to get ‘er done. Ten volunteers came to the rescue and grabbed every mop, bucket, and broom on campus. I had to go back into the auditorium to make announcements…one of which was inviting everyone to witness a baptism in a room that may or may not still be flooded. And then I began the quick walk back down to Suite 111…
…to find a completely dry room.
That’s right. in under 40 minutes, ten people mopped up and swept out the great flood of our day. These guys get it. Whatever it takes to get the job done, they do. First Impressions team members, small group leaders, Summit staff, and Summit elders…they were all pitching in, pants rolled up, making it happen.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love serving at this place?