Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Mind Dump - August 22, 2010

  • Today was a pretty cool day at PCC. Attendance looked way, way up. It was so high in the first service that extra chairs had to be brought out. The music was very good too.

  • I didn’t play on stage myself. It was by design. This is a step towards a role-change for me. Plus it’s preparation for me and Renae to be out-of-town on a Sunday.

  • Everything at PCC should be able to happen in my absence (as well as Renae’s). We have the people for this… now it’s just a matter of making it happen. Good leadership means putting other leaders in place so that I don’t have to worry when I am gone, and the church never misses a beat.

  • Mike did a good job filling my place on guitar.

  • Sitting on a front row gave me a new perspective that I really enjoyed.

  • In the second service the music was a little too loud and the temperature was a little too cold – probably because of the smaller crowd. We should probably compensate for this each week.

  • Conducted a baby dedication in the first service. Three couples. Three baby girls. A ton of family members. The entire area on the floor in front of the stage was filled with people. Then it got even more crowded as members from PCC gathered around, laid hands on them, and prayed. Awesome!

  • Loved seeing so many new faces at PCC.

  • I heard the age-level ministries area was slammed with kids today. That’s great! I heard the nursery was crowded too. School starts tomrrow and probably had a lot to do with it. We are probably going to have to take a look at restructuring the entire area.

  • I had to adjust my message A LOT today; I mean while standing on my feet. Just saying.

  • At the end of the second service I had special prayer for a lady. She came forward asking prayer for a six month old baby. Her story was heartbreaking. I’m glad that people feel they can do this at our church…. even when I’m giving a sermon on leadership. I guess this goes to the point (made in the message today) that leadership is a PEOPLE ORIENTED JOB. This lady and her family need a lot of love and covering in prayer. You never know what kind of burdens people are carrying when they come into our services. I'm just glad that God sends them to us.

  • Baptism service September 12th – going to be a great day.

  • The best verse of the day was Nehemiah 5:15 from the NIV - "But the earlier governors—those preceding me—placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that."

  • I’ve been reconnecting with some people from my past lately – childhood friends, former church members, etc. This reminds me that when people have stuff going on in their lives they call the person they consider to be their pastor and friend because that person has walked with them before through.

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