Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday Mind Dump - October 16, 2011 - MONDAY EDITION

The first service yesterday was a blast.  There house was packed, the music felt real good, and the message was good for instruction.  Lot’s of fun too.

The second service was just as good, and we concluded it by baptizing four people.

Exceptional day all around.

I noticed a number of second-and-third-time guests who returned.  That’s always a good sign.  It’s one thing to have a first-time guest, but it’s another thing to see them return.  They are expressing a deeper interest in spiritual things and our church.

The message – Your Church, An Extended Family – really struck a chord with a lot of people.  It’s what makes PCC so attractive.  We really are a family.

Recreational church shopping is the antithesis of Christianity.

So proud of all our volunteers.  They continually step up and do a good job.  They even have the ability to perform well when thrown a curve ball.

Very proud of our church staff too.  These people know their job.

IMO, the offering talk I gave yesterday was one of the best I have shared in a long time.  I mean, the apostle Paul put it on the line:  i.e., "If others have this right of support from you, shouldn't we have it all the more?"  (I Cor. 9:7-12).  I should probably teach a Sunday morning message on this passage.  It's THAT powerful.

I think we will have a baby dedication service in November.

I’ve been connecting to a few pastors in the area over the last several weeks.  The stories I am hearing are astonishing.  I can tell you this:  God is doing a work in our area among some people… both in blessings and discipline.  A lot of healing is taking place and restoration is occurring.  Likewise, chastisement is happening too.

After church yesterday, a small group of us went to downtown Pensacola for a bike ride.  We rode through the neighborhoods of East Hill along Bayou Texar.  Gorgeous.

My female Jack Russell is so pregnant that she is about to pop. 

I will be looking to place the puppies in good homes.  Those with Jack Russell experience are preferred.  Intense interview.

We are entering the season where we evaluate all our ministries and ministry leaders in preparation for next year.  Not all make the cut.  Here’s how we do it:  How We Evaluate Programs & Personnel

Dang!  My Jack Russell JUST had puppies.  Gotta go!  Will post pictures later!

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