Last year I challenged I our church to keep track of all unpaid service/ministry hours inside and outside the church, whether it’s in our choir or helping out with the Boy Scouts. We’re now keeping a running total for 2 reasons. 1) Are we externally-focused as a church? 2) It gives us a benchmark to beat in 2011. Of course, this will rely on people actually turning into me those hours.
Last year we had 80 people turn in hours that totalled 7356.5!
So far this year we’ve had 93 people report 6556.75 service hours.