Monday, December 10, 2012

A Closer Look at PCC and it LOOKS GOOD!

I’ve just got to say how thankful I am at the way God is using the ministry of PCC. So many things are going just right… and so many lives are being changed that it has to be a God thing.

Every Sunday God is sending new people to our church - people who are desperate for help, for healing, for salvation, and for deeper understanding. God sends them to our church because HE KNOWS they will receive help here. For this I feel privileged.

I still attend a small group during the week; I’ve been a part of this group for years.  Beyond that, I am very pleased at the number of other groups (most that have been formed organically, rather than organizationally), in our church.  It is very encouraging to see the depth of fellowship and bonding taking place among the members; not to mention the depth of Biblical discussion.

There is so much growth in our church right now that I’m having to learn a whole new set of pastoral skills. Most unsettling to me is having to learn how to pastor people whose name I will probably never know. I’m a people-person and like to know everyone by name. God is stretching me here.

PCC is a Staff-Led Church which means we have a combination of paid and unpaid staff who lead the church, run its ministries and administration, as well as providing oversight.  Those who have the highest levels of responsibility to manage God's House meet the requirements of 1st Timothy 3 and Titus 1.  However, all our staff are exceptional people and appropriately deployed.  I don’t know what we would do without them.  No matter the “title” one has, these are the people who make PCC happen.  It takes a lot of personnel to pull off our weekly responsibilities and all our workers are first-class.

Morale is very, very high at PCC right now.  If you want to get involved in a move of God (of making disciples, seeing life-change, and advancing the kingdom of God), I encourage you to go ALL IN.  There’s room for you if you desire it. 

We have experienced “the day of small beginnings,” growth, conflict, purging, and pruning. Now we are in a season of renewed growth. The people who are with us right now have truly been “sent of God” and will take us to the next level. I cannot tell you how happy I am.

Have I mentioned that we have an amazing church? Better yet, we serve an awesome God!

Our music is exceptional each week. Probably some of the best in the area. But that’s not the point. The point is - does it help me connect with God?  Is it God-honoring and Christ-exalting?  The answer is a resounding YES. I feel like shouting each week, “OMG!”

Not only that, we are very deliberate about platforming young people.  This has always been an emphasis of ours – you’ve seen it over the years at PCC – and it’s happening now.  We are about to have a breakthrough.  Just watch and see.

Every Sunday we have cards turned in with prayer requests. I am silenced by what I read. People are hurting. They are reaching out. They are hoping, trusting, that this church can help them find their way to God. It makes me tremble. I don’t want to mess up and cause the faith of any person to fail by doing something, or saying something that is insensitive or dumb. “God, put a guard on my lips.”

We also have marvelous testimonies turned in each week. This is what I look forward to the most.

I am glad that we get to have a small part in what God is doing.

Next year – 2013 – is going to be our best year ever!  New leaders, new preachers, new talent, new ministries, new groups, – it’s all about to happen.

Stayed tuned to this blog to keep informed.

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