Monday, November 3, 2008

Monday Morning Recap

Yesterday was a good solid day. Attendance was up, giving was strong, all our Sunday morning ministries ran smoothly, and the weather was great. It was a good day to be in church. It felt like we were in a groove.

Sunday’s message – “Sinning Against Light” – We looked at Abner from the Old Testament. I think the scales fell off our eyes concerning a few things.

The music sounded good… and it felt good.

I think the best days of PCC are ahead of us. Perhaps, just around the corner.

It’s neat to see how long people hang out after church services are over.

We have seen God move in a lot of lives the past couple of weeks. It amazes me the things God is doing.

Our Youth ministry and Children’s ministry is off-the-chart right now. They have gone to a whole-nutha-level.

Yesterday, a teenage boy WALKED to church. An unchurched teenager. He started attending the Wednesday night youth group, and has gotten so well connected there that he decided to come Sunday. He got out of bed by himself, dressed himself, and walked himself to church…. without his parents help or any transportation. He walked about two miles. God is doing stuff when you see things like this happening. What would cause a teenager to do this?

Our small groups are working like a well-oiled machine. People are going deep in the Word, deep in the discussion time, and deep in their relationships with each other.

I’m visiting different small groups each week, and hope to visit the majority of them before the semester is over. Dropped in to a ladies group last week, and it was a lot of fun.

Another small group had a pretty intense conversation last week about “judging others.”

A certain lady in our church was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday. I went to visit her on Wednesday. By the time I arrived, she had already been visited by four members from her small group! How great is that? Do you know what that is? That is the mutual ministry of the body to itself. This is how the church is supposed to work.

I am especially pleased to see the long-term friendships that are being formed in our small groups ministry – these friendships continue long after the semester has ended. My instincts tell me this is how it is supposed to be.

I was made for this.

Our current small group leaders are real champions – simply the best. They are humble, gifted, loyal, teachable, and most importantly, being used by God.

The holidays (November and December) are going to be very enjoyable this year at PCC. We’ve got a new series planned (that is going to knock your socks off), a men’s breakfast, communion service, fellowship parties, and the works!

Have you noticed how many NEW PEOPLE attend PCC? Wow!

Finally, I will be posting A LOT of entries on my blog this week - sometimes more than one a day. Check back often.