VALLEY VIEW, SD - Nobody likes rushing into church service at the last moment and hoping to find a good spot, and no one is more aware of this than the leadership team at Grace First Church.
In order to combat the problem, church leaders today released an update to the church's website and mobile app containing functionality that allows churchgoers to select and reserve their seats ahead of showing up to service.
"Picture this: you're getting ready but you're running ten minutes late for church, and now you're worried you'll miss your favorite spot," Reverend Andy told reporters. "Before, you'd be tempted to just stay home rather than miss out on your preferred location. But now, you can just pull out your phone, reserve your seats for your party, and then leisurely stroll in thirty minutes late as usual."
According to the church, reserving the seats will alert the ushers to rush over to the pew in question and place placards on the exact spot that makes you feel the most comfortable while enjoying the service.
"They'll even shoo away anyone who's already sitting there," the minister told reporters. "If they really wanted the spot that badly, they would have reserved it on our website."
If the new feature is successful, Grace First has stated that they will consider adding parking lot reservation functionality in the coming months.