Monday, January 26, 2009

Final Meeting at Eli Pinney before Practice Services Begin February 1st.

Yesterday was a great final time together as a launch team. We set-up everything, coffee was ready early, and we started the service right on time at 10:00AM:-) We sang two worship songs, heard from Joey & Tiffany Holibaugh on their continuing journey towards Jesus Christ and then took an offering, letting those who were visiting know that this was more for those who call ENCOUNTER CHURCH their home.

I shared about how our enemy, Satan, wants to see this church plant fail and that one way he would likely attack us was through our relationship with each other. I asked everyone to be especially kind, forgiving, and flexible as we move ahead because we're still experimenting with how we do lots of things. i.e. setting up rooms, who needs to be where, when, etc.

After the offering the different ministry groups got together and like last week I had the privilege of meeting with some very new people to ENCOUNTER. I again explained about our name, vision statement and core values.
Afterwards it was hard to get everyone out of the school because there was so much conversation.
Our first preview/practice service is this Sunday, February 1st. It hard to believe it's already here. Pray that we will truly show Christ's love to those who walk into ENCOUNTER CHURCH.

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