Well, today was our second preview service. It is amazing to me how you can work harder and longer and have more problems than the week you worked less and easier. Today we met at our storage facility at 6 a.m. to load up the equipment. This was two hours earlier than the last one. With all this extra time we were able to forget 3 tables, all our table clothes, some drop cords and our bass player was sick and didn’t show up. The band went acoustic; we ran a lot of last of last minute errands and the whole team made up for any other lack. All in all it was a really good time.
It was a preview service so keep that in mind with what I am about to share. We had 75 people in attendance which was 5 more people than the last preview service. Now the interesting thing was that most of them had not been here at the last service. In fact I would say that 50 of them were there for the first time. I guess that makes sense when we are currently only have services once a month. It would be easy not to think about going or feeling that you will miss anything. Regardless of whether or not the numbers were what we or anyone else were looking for, I still was able to meet a lot of great people. Everyone I talked with was someone I would hang out with which is always cool. We had a great time and I am so looking forward to March 18th and even more for April 8th when we start meeting every week.
I want to sing some praises of the LifePoint launch team. Those that were there did a great job of making things go very smoothly. It is so encouraging when each person takes personal responsibility to the success of our Sunday morning experiences. While I was off trying to problem solve various areas many of the team were doing the same to make their areas a great success. The band was so awesome the way they just tweaked the songs on the fly at the loss of their bass player. Everyone who came would have thought that was exactly as we planned because of the excellent servants in the band. We also had a drummer, Cory who was subbing in for our usual one and his brother Joe who has been supplying us with our stage lights and operating them and our sound. Thank you Collins brothers. Our media team, Mike also brought it all together in spite of having one of his extremely busy weeks, busier than probably any of us, and being extremely sick. Mike, you are a champion of Sunday morning. Of course our children’s nursery and first impressions teams were at the top of there game solving problems and getting it done.
To all of the launch team members that read this blog, thank you for what you do for Christ. You are LifePoint and Christ is being seen through you. It is an honor to serve beside you and I look forward to all that we will accomplish together.