Pit Stop Church
A pit stop is when a race car stops during a race for fresh tires, refueling, mechanical service, and/or repairs. While the driver waits in the car, the work is done by between 5 and 20 mechanics known as a pit crew. Other services include removing debris from air intakes; making adjustments to tire pressure; and cleaning the windshield.
The members of a pit crew have various roles. No one man does it all. The leader is the crew chief. Some of the roles include: 8 people are assigned as tire changers, 2 on each tire — 1 person takes the tire off and the other puts the new tire on. There are also 8 tire carriers who work in pairs – 1 brings the new tire to the car while the other carries the old tire away. There are also jack men who lift the car so the tires can be changed and lower it afterward.
Perhaps church could learn to function as like a pit crew, actively participating together as prompted by the Crew Chief, the living, resurrected Jesus Christ, in order to get people refueled, repaired, out of life’s pit stop, and back into the race as a spiritual team.
–“When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation . . .” —1 Corinthians 14:26