What The Church Can Learn From A NASCAR Pit Crew

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.

pit crew church

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

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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