Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Evening Reflections

It was another rocking day at The Journey Church! Man, I love this church more each and every week. We have the most committed and awesome volunteers. We have a praise band and team that is second to none. We have an elder team that seeks to govern and oversee the body so that it is nourished and growing. We have an incredible staff who tend to the day-to-day operations of the church and to ensure each weekend is stellar. And the best part of it all, we have the best members/attendees of any church. Yeah I might be biased, but I love this church and the spirit of the people. I just salute everyone who is part of The Journey for adding your unique style to what we are becoming.

I thought today was a great day. The message was challenging, yet I felt everyone welcomed the challenge and embraced it. I thought the text-your-question part of the service was really cool, but I'd love to get your feedback on that too. I have never been at a church where questions were welcomed and answered and we had some good questions today, I just hope the answers I gave matched how good they were.

I'd love to get your opinion or feedback on two questions: 1. How did you like the text-your-question in segment, as well as the other interactive elements we added this series so far? 2. How have you enjoyed partaking in Communion every week of this series thus far? Don't be afraid to be honest, but I would love to hear from you.

Last things: first, if you are guy who is interested in getting together with other guys from the church to pray for a short period before starting your day, each week on Monday morning at 7am and Thursday at 8am are two opportunities for you. If interested leave a comment and I'll get with you. Second, next week is the last week of the Everyday Jesus series. I'm pumped about the message and can't wait to give it. Starting the following week, we will begin a new series called: Bailout. We are going to be dealing with God and finances for the next three weeks. Let's just say this: it will not be your typical church sermons about money...I promise. We'll show the bumper video for it next week and give you all invite cards for your friends and neighbors.

1 comment:

  1. Erik, I was challenged by the message Sunday. It made me question why do I believe what I believe on certain things. Growing up I heard we were to abstain from the appearence of evil.To come out from among them and be ye seperate.
    I understand your intent was to challenge to go beyond our comfort zones and look for ways to reach the "outsiders".Becoming stagnant is where a lot of churches seem to be headed. Trust me I know as a yankee transplant who attended a few small "family"churches where everybody was related and they all knew each other's people how it feels to be on the outside looking in.
    I even asked myself why do I want to be a part of that? Actually,those kind of churches make it easy for some, like me to lay out.
    James and were talking about the message yesterday. I asked him what he thoght about it. I asked him if he could imagine this message comng from a wel known church here in lebanon where we used to go..he laughed and said no.
    Nor could I and then I said there has to be some kind of line though doesn't there?
    I mean, I wouldn't go into a bar and say "drinks on the house,and let's talk about Jesus".
    Yet I understand at the same time I need to be approachable to the outside world. Jesus was a friend of sinners and as he is my example I guess the adage WWJD applies.
    There has to be something about me that would attract the outsider so that they would see a difference and want what I have.
    It was a good message and it made me think. Thankyou