Stopped by our first Youth event yesterday and I was blown away! There was at least 25 youth there. What makes this so amazing is that when we started the church we only had four at most. We have grown is this area by leaps and bounds and the cool thing is that God has … Continue reading Youth Kick Off
We are beginning to Podcast our weekly Women’s Study. They are studying a book by Dee Brestin enititled “Women of Worship; a Study through the Psalms.” If you were unable to make the study you can download it here or subscribe to the podcast here.
Really been chewing on 2 Timothy lately. 2 Timothy 4:1 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he appears to set up his Kingdom: 2 Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently … Continue reading Poured Out Like Wine
We’ve finally finished up all of the major projects on the church. Took a month but I think I am done meeting people early at the church so they can work on it. Had the carpets cleaned yesterday and the place is looking nice. can’t believe it only took a month. What excites me most … Continue reading Buttoned Up
I watched the movie Eragon today. It was a fun movie which was perfect for my day off. There is a great line in the movie said by Jeremy Irons character. “Spirit is 1/4 bravery and 3/4 follishness.” There is some truth to that. Leadership takes courage (Joshua 1) but it also takes some risk … Continue reading Spirited Leaders Wanted
I love good staff meetings. Emphasis on good ones. I have been to some real stinkers. Today we had our first official staff meeting for the Village Chapel. Tom, Christin, Joe, and I met this afternoon to discuss leadership, Church Stuff, and ideas. We've got a really good team. Lots of energy and drive. In … Continue reading Staff Meetings
Yesterday we tore up the old carpet and today the new carpet was installed. I gotta say it looks pretty good. We are so close to buttoning up the building. That will be a nice change of pace. So many people have done a great job over the last month. I was just thinking that … Continue reading Carpet is Down
Just read a great post from Steven Furtick who pastors a church in North Carolina that has exploded in the fourteen months since it started. His post You want to know the secret hit home with me. He details why his church has grown so much..its the people. I agree. The reason that the Village … Continue reading Now it is clear
This picture was sent to me by Camille Lopez.
Today we held our first baptism and it was a blast. I will post pictures once Kevin sends them to me. In all we baptized 18 people! In spite of it pouring rain during the service we were able to pull it off. It only sprinkled a few times and by the end the sun … Continue reading Incredible Baptism