Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009 so far!

I'm so stoked about what God is doing! I like to pause and reflect about the past because it helps me prepare for the future. This year has been absolutely incredible so far! Our theme for 2009 is based on a book by Mark Batterson called, “In A Pit With A Lion On A Snowy Day.” It is an odd title for a book and it comes from an obscure passage found in 2 Samuel 23:20 that says, “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it.” Our theme for the year is, “Chase The Lion!” The question is, “What will you and I do when opportunity roars?” This year is all about seizing every divine moment. We kicked off this year with a 21 day fast & God has answered so many prayers! Here are some highlights so far...

1. We have seen 43 people make decisions to follow Jesus so far this year!
2. We have had our highest attended services ever with an average of over 500 people!
3. We have seen a dramatic increase in small group involvement & serving!

God is moving and doing awesome things in the life of our church! I wish I could share more of the stories & testimonies of what God is doing. So blessed! I'm so thankful for the unity and vision that God has given our church. In a few weeks, I am asking our church to once again join me in a fast. (April 5-April 12) Together we are asking God to do some incredible things in the lives of our church family and in the life of our community!