I am in the middle of reading The Big Idea by Dave Ferguson. Dave is the pastor of Community Christian Church in Naperville, Ill. They have something like 8 campuses with over 20 services each weekend reaching close to 5000 people. The whole premise of the book is to present one idea throughout all of … Continue reading The Big Idea
Took a cue from Ben and purchased Pro Presenter from Renewed Vision and it was the best decision. The learning curve was about 30 seconds and I was able to teach a 16 year old how to use it on our first Sunday Service in about 2 minutes. Oh, by the way, he had never … Continue reading Pro Presenter 3
Yesterday we paid off our last debt hanging over our heads. About a year ago when God started to move on our hearts to do something new we had a deep conviction to pay off all of our debt. We read Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey and started our debt snowball. Well yesterday we … Continue reading Debt Free
Yvonne just got me here pictures of our first Sunday so I thought I would post them online. You can see them here or you can click on the photos on the right of the column.
Just uploaded yesterday's message. You can listen to it here or you can get it in iTunes here. Enjoy!
We launched our Sunday Services for The Village Chapel today and it exceeded expectations. We knew we were going to have around 110 people total but we ended up having 140 adults and about 50 kids. Of course that is only part of the story. I arrived at the Hotel at 8:05 am and the … Continue reading Houston, We have lift off!
Ever wonder how pastors deal with stress and anxiety the night before their very first message at a brand new church? Well here you go. It's called Mr. Potato Head therapy. Pretty cool huh?
We did our last run through today. It was nice because we had the Hotel to ourselves and we took advantage of it. The worker there likes us and she was actually helping us out. A couple of things stuck out. One we have an awesome team of people! I can't say enough about this … Continue reading A Good Run Through
We did a fundraiser right around Christmas time for some of the items we needed to do church. If you totaled all of the things together that we asked for it came to around $9000. If you count every dollar that has come in for The Village Chapel since we announced the church we have … Continue reading Start Up Funds
On Thursday night we had a practice service at the hotel. While we didn't go through the motions of an actual service we did get a handle on how set up and tear down was going to go. The turnout was excellent. In total we had about 50 people working on areas such as sound, … Continue reading Ready To Go