I couldn’t be more blown away by our first Experience in the new building.
As of Saturday, we still didn’t have everything up and running and it wasn’t completed until 4AM…but it all came together…thank you God and thank you to all of you who have worked many long and late hours these past few weeks getting things ready.
Since my arrival a year ago, I have said that we still hadn’t really had an Expereince…today we did!
There were 9 first time professions of faith today…yeah God!
Still 41 more to go to reach our God-sized goal of 50 during this series.
Have I mentioned…wow!!!
All things considered, everything went off without a glitch…definelty an answer to prayer.
Walking out onto stage for the first time, knowing all the hard work that went into getting ready for today got me choked up, but I was able to pull it back together.
Hey how about those lights…wow does that add something to the music or what?
Oh yeah…we had 254 in the Experience…815 total in the entire church. Our 254 is our new high and is a 155 more than we had 1 year ago this week.
I’m really tired from all the work we’ve been putting in and just from the normal post-Experience coming down off a spiriutal high…but yet we’re getting ready in just a little while to leave for the Trans Siberian Orchestra show up at Hershey.
Another oh yeah…the Skillet concert Friday night sucked…not Skillet themselves, but just the whole set-up at the high school. One of the nice things about our new facility is that we’ll be able to bring in big name bands and offer them a set-up that is 10 times better than what the high school offered.
Obviously the highlight of today was seeing 9 more people commit their lives to Jesus, but if I could choose one other thing it would be the reaction of one of our church council members who I heard was crying during the Experience and then again afterwards as he was talking with me. He is a great guy and I love him to death but during the last year he has told me that he thinks I’m a little weird. Slowly though over the year he has started to catch the vision for what we’re trying to accomplish in United and today he said he was so proud to see it all come together and everyone using their gifts to serve God. I thank God for our council that has allowed our team to think outside the box and truly create an Expereince with God each week that is reaching the young people of today!
I’d be interested…what were your thoughts from today…use the “add a new comment” link below to give us some feedback.