Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekend Highlights

  • This weekend I shared why Jesus is the only way to heaven based on John 14:6 and Romans 6:23
  • We used a cool teaching illustration of a plexiglas smart board with LED lights and liquid chalk. It looked awesome on camera with the black background. I'll post it later this week on video.
  • A huge thanks to Simon Castro and the creative team for building the smart board! You guys did an amazing job! Thanks!
  • We introduced a Live Event on YouVersion. So now everyone who brings their smart phone or tablet to church can follow along with my notes digitally on YouVersion. Very cool. Thanks so much to for giving this technology away free to churches around the world. 
  • We did something this weekend I haven't done in a long time. I actually gave people the opportunity to come to the front of the church at the end of the worship experience to declare their faith in Christ. Old fashion altar calls still work! Very cool to see tons of people come forward in each experience to receive Christ.
  • The worship band did an amazing job with a song they wrote and produced just for the Jesus Is series. Thank you Lori for writing the lyrics and song and for Derek and Filipe for producing it. Wow! So blessed to work with you all. I'm going to post a link to the song this week.
  • Attendance seemed to be down a bit due to the Run For the Red. It was a gorgeous weekend in the Poconos and I trust the Red Cross had a phenomenal turn out for their marathon. We support The Red Cross financially and with an annual blood drive. 
  • I announced the transition of Pastor Brad and Denise Wicks this weekend. They are moving back to Kansas to pastor a church. We are going to miss their family. Please come to a going away celebration on June 2nd following the 5pm worship experience.
  • So grateful to lead such an amazing church. Looking forward to all God has in the days ahead!