4th of July Weekend Not the Blues
4th of July weekend for churches is hold your breath time and hope people show up...unfortunately...however we are very happy to report that we had a great start to July. 4th of July weekend was a win!! We finished up our mini-series called "Wasting Time with God." Wesley Van Fleet did a great job of sharing his testimony and talking about how he puts God first by wasting time with Him.
What a great day. We were thrilled to see so many people at Seven SD. It is so strange in a new area of ministry to try to gauge the patterns, mainly because there are no patterns in a new church. So, when so many people showed up today, on a day that "normally" would be a low attendance day we couldn't help but get a little giddy. We're not fooling ourselves, there is much work to be done, we've far from "arrived." There is so much I want to do and often I feel far behind where I want to be. But, it is encouraging to know we're on the right track. I have been praying Matthew 9:37-38, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few, ask the Lord of the harvest to send the workers." There are so many areas in our ministry where I can see God bringing someone to fill the void. We're getting there, we've got a long ways to go, but today was one of those "wins". New churches need wins, especially when there seems to be so many tough days.
I'm looking forward to next week as we start our brand new series "Tabloid Jesus". We will continue to build on the momentum as summer heats up.