Park Grove Community Church has lost its pastor and is closing its doors, unless it reinvents itself with the help of Chuck, a compassionate visionary whose whimsical ideas get the church into perplexing predicaments.
TV-PG. Chuck cleverly convinces The Committee that hospitality is not something you put on, it's a lifestyle. Taking on the role of a French waiter, Chuck humorously sets a table for six to demonstrate the true meaning of hospitality.
Reflecting the Community
TV-PG. Unfolding during the annual church rummage sale, Chuck shuffles through old skeletons and broken lamps to illustrate The Committee has been asleep at the wheel. The mission of the local church, to be a vital congregation, is to reflect its community.
TV-PG. To better understand the church’s purpose in the community, Chuck reminds The Committee they’d better ask themselves, “WHY are we here?” Coming up with a lot of good ideas—the church picnic, more modern music, a contemporary service—just isn’t good enough. The “why” becomes the critical qu...
TV-PG. Evangelism rears its ugly head, as Chuck keeps the members of The Committee from running for the door. All the baggage that comes along with that word has the small group falling all over themselves trying to sort it out. The Committee takes a refreshingly different look at evangelism, dis...
Understanding the Who
TV-PG. Chuck takes The Committee on a trip to â"Whoville," where he utilizes the world of Dr. Seussâ"donning a crazy red wig and allâ"to better understand â"who" lives in the surrounding community.
TV-PG. Mr. Riley continues to narrow-mindedly push the agenda of the Compass Committee, while Chuck once again amusingly derails the small group, this time with an investigation of discipleship.
TV-PG. During the heated debate over the favorite Compass Committee snackâ"donuts or fruit platterâ"the lights go out! Literally. Searching in the dark, The Committee discovers how antiquated the church is.
TV-PG. When our favorite well-intended Choir Director Glenda attempts to clarifyâ"â"We are a committee, not a small group"â"it only baffles newest member Daniel all the more. Leave it to perceptible Chuck to redirect the befuddled â"small group" into better understanding one of the most important...
Children & Families in Church
TV-PG. Daniel's daughter Andrea visits The Committee, illuminating how ineffectively at times the church engages children and their families. The younger student's point of view forces old-school Mr. Riley and the rest of the round table to take inventory as a faith community.
TV-PG. Time for proud and prudent Mr. Riley to hang the cringe-worthy Stewardship Campaign banner, proclaiming â"God Knows What You Can Afford." Chuck and the rest of the Compass Committee grapple with the full meaning of stewardship in hopes of convincing the financially-centered Mr. Riley to le...
Committees That Work
TV-PG. Chuck has one foot out the door, sending shock waves through the Compass Committee. Before Chuck has had enough, the table of six must ask themselves the toughest question of all. Are they really making a difference?
Embracing a Legacy
TV-PG. The round table realizes how older and younger adults must work together in order for the church to survive. Both contentious sides are exemplified in real time by progressive Daniel and traditional Mr. Riley. Easier said than done, to walk in someone else's shoes.
TV-PG. While Mr. Riley is accused of being Mr. Grumpy Pants, and Hannah admits to continually rattling his cage, Chuck reiterates, "If you aren't upsetting someone, you probably aren't doing anything significant." Amidst all the moving parts, the debate continues: how should older leaders make me...
TV-PG. The new Park Grove Community Church opens its doors. It's been quite an expedition for Chuck, Mr. Riley, and the rest around the table of six: a new dawn, a new day, a new beginning.