Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Church Is Launched!

Sunday was a really great day. It was very exciting to see God use everyone on our team. Too many great stories to share in a short blog posting – more later when I'm not running around working on visitor follow-up and trying to prepare next Sunday's sermon. Barie and I sat around Sunday night and told story after story of how we saw God at work in the families that we talked to on Sunday – too much fun. We've received lots of great feedback on everything – people were very excited about our worship team and our children's ministry team and our cool family-worship time called KidzLife FX.

We counted 319 between the two services, so from last week’s worship attendance, we had a jump of right at 200 people in worship. We are figuring that about 40 of those were family and friends who came in for the first service, so my best guess at this point is about 160 first-time local visitors – very exciting.

We had two families that came to my house Sunday night for the desert time, and both of them were very interested in the church and will probably stick around.

We are working now on processing all the names and visitors for our teams - got to run, still working on that…

Please continue to pray over our team – lots of sickness with our staff and elders & our kids. We all very much feel like we’re in an intense spiritual battle right now.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So glad that we could share in the Launch Sunday...sure hope everyone is feeling much better this week.
Love, Mom

Brent said...

You'll probably have that "intense spiritual battle" feeling the rest of your life here if you keep doing what God wants you to do...

...at least that's been my experience.

dt said...

Keith--We're praying for you at NW. I actually had the privilege of announcing your launch on the 9th. Can't wait to meet you and pray for you in person! Dave Tilma www.davetilma.com