back, back, back gone!!!!!!!!!!Easter hangover. Ouch. Most of us are off on Monday's, and I closed the office Tuesday for some extra rest for all the staff. They deserve it and we really need it. We have an amazing staff...as if you didn't know that. Half the staff compared to most churches our size, yet they are knocking it deep all the time. NO EXCUSES.
Here is the scoop: A TON of people TRUSTED CHRIST this weekend. It made it all worthwhile. That's why we do what we do. Our teams knocked it out of the park at all our campuses! Our staff, volunteers and the spirit of our people was off the chain...big time! If anyone every accused us of being ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS, they are RIGHT! We are all about these numbers...THEY CHANGE ETERNITY and we make no flipping excuses for that one!
Pastor Tim @ Wooster talked to a young man struggling with homosexuality that has been booted out of 2 churches (just for asking for help)...a Muslim man visiting the USA from Egypt has been mesmerized by our services...a whole row of people I have been trying to reach who have struggled in the past with drugs, alcohol and other crazy stuff...the whole row with them and THEIR people they got there...and on and on...ONLY GOD! ANY STORIES YOU HAVE TO SHARE?
Oh...those other numbers you ask? Not sure on how many people showed yet, but probably between 1,500-1,600 people who heard the dangerous message of Christ. I pray that lives were changed and it wasn't a typical Easter weekend where tons of new people come out and few there be that sticketh.
I am so proud of our staff, and especially proud of our people who did INVEST and INVITE people with the prayer we would changes some eternities in Jesus name! Way to go NEW HOPE! Now...let's get them ALL back NEXT WEEKEND! Our new series on WALKING THE JOURNEY OF GROWTH will rock us to the core.
Pop some aspirin...shake off the hang-over and let's get back at it. HEAVEN came down...let's keep it rollin'. Love you all. This is an AMAZING church! And we serve an AMAZING SAVIOR...who deserves our praise and honor every day! No spiritual hang-overs allowed.
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