Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesday's Thoughts (Usually Monday Morning Musings) ...

Sorry for messing with your calendars by doing the Monday Morning Musings on Tuesday, at least for the 4 of you who regularly read this post. Sunday was another good day. We changed up our "normal" order of things during Worship and I preached the message in the middle. The Spirit was great and many people said they were really moved during the service. Our attendance was strong again, 44 more than the same Sunday a year ago. A new family returned for their second Sunday with us. God is really doing some neat things among our people. Sunday evening was the last of our Service project nights for the summer. We went and helped repair the BMX dirt race track at our local park. It had a lot of erosion from all of the rain the last couple of weeks. We had over 40 people out working on that track on a very hot and humid day. That was with several people being at church setting up for Mega-Sports Camp (our Vacation Bible School this year). It was a good day.

Our VBS kicked off last night. We are doing it different this year by doing sports training in soccer, basketball and cheerleading for elementary kids and blending it with great lessons from the Bible. We had 72 kids in attendance last evening and the energy in the building was awesome. There were some 35 adults and youth helping in various areas of the camp, how cool is that?

In the midst of all the good things there have been some difficult stuff as well. But as I say to young pastors often, "Welcome to ministry, it comes with the territory".

Here's hoping you are finding ways to make a difference where you are in someone's life. Just look around you will find someone you can touch and encourage this week. You could be the highlight of their week if you will do it.

5 Comments:

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Seeing the growth of your church has to be exciting...and the numbers for the sports camp are great, too.

Good things are happening, my friend, so be on your guard!!

(You know the enemy doesn't like it when we do good stuff...)

Saw Kristen at Quizno's last week...she's looking great!

Miss ya, and keep swingin'

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger kris said...

It sounds like the camp is coming off well! I heard how many cheerleaders-whew!
Now you need to get your sweet new bike out there!

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger kris said...

The camp sounds great! i heard how many cheerleaders you have-whew!
Now you need to get your sweet new bike out on the track!

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger brandon said...

VBS basketball training... that's a creative idea. how are you working that?

http://youthministry.fatkidrecords.com

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger Denny said...

Rob,
Trust me the enemy has been working hard recently. Kristin called me just after seeing you. She is doing well.

Brandon,
We are using a pattern called Mega-Sports Camp "Breaking Free". We are teaching basketball skills and Biblical lessons with material going home with them as well. So far so good.

 

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