Staff - with giving and attendance down, we've decided to play the "Huckabee" card tonight. With a tight budget and our facilities in need of urgent repairs, we need to make sure the huge fee we're paying Governor Huckabee to preach tonight really pays off big - I mean we need to get a huge ROI on this one. M.A. tells me that Huckabee is a favorite speaker of many of our target market, and we can draw people from all over our market area, especially in the area of our satellite church.
We need to make sure we accomplish the following:
1. We need Huck to really lay it on thick tonight about how great Mac is. We need him to use words like "cutting edge", "brave", "bold", "unashamed" etc. in his description of Mac. Mac's friendship with Huckabee really needs to be played up big. John Blount, make sure you let Huckabee know how tough I've had it, and that we have many backslidden recalcitrant members who are attacking me. He's a fellow pastor and he will know how to help me out. Oh yes, make sure that he mentions Debbie and what she is doing in the International Mission Board.
2. We will have many visitors here from other churches. We absolutely must get the message to them about our satellite site down in southern Duval. Many of the very wealthy republicans who support Huckabee live in the area of our new satellite, so with them here to here Huck they have to know we're starting a satellite.
3. We also need to let everyone know how "cutting edge" we are with our new Salvation Army Kettle drive coming up, so make sure we have this scrolling on the Imags.
This is huge, people. Let's make this go off without a hitch. If we can lure 3 "giving units" to our church from this one event, our ROI on this will be enormous and worth the huge fee we're paying Huck. This is our chance to really draw interest to our church to replace all of the "dead weight" that is finally leaving.