Here's something I'm thinking about, and I'm not sure if it's a good idea or a stupid idea.
In an effort to better utilize our facility (use it for more than just Sunday morning), and to reach out to those outside of our church, and to be more people-development minded rather than program-driven, and to be more of a 'spiritual director' than the traditional 'pastor'... I'm thinking of putting a sign out by the road and asking people if they would like prayer. We have one of those yellow signs that you can change the letters on (like in front of a business). I would just put something on it like, "Do you need Prayer? Stop inside" (unless someone has a better idea). I would be available to pray for anyone that stopped, or they would be free to just go in the sanctuary and pray themselves if they wanted to do that.
I was thinking I might just get a sign to put on the front door that said "open" or "closed," so people would know if anyone was here. And when I'm not here, I would have a box affixed near the entryway with pen and paper, where people could just write their prayers and leave them if they wanted.
I don't know... I suppose this could create several problems, and it could get somewhat ugly at times, I suppose. It actually sounds like what I used to think a lot of Roman Catholic churches were like, but... I don't know. I mean, you just never know, right? So, I don't know. Just thinking.
Peace out; and in.