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easter sunday replay 04.25.2011

Random thoughts on a fantastic day…

The worship team did their usual tremendous job. Song selection was spot on, and everything sounded great! The leaders of this team have some great vision and plans for the future – watch for exciting things in this area!

Our New Hope volunteers were AMAZING! Parking went smoothly, hospitality was abundant, the coffee area kept folks moving, KidMin was rockin’! I cannot say thank you enough for your hard work and commitment to helping us reach people for Jesus.

The number of people attending definitely blew my mind!  Some of you kept hearing me say we would have no problem reaching 300… The truth is, that was a “faith statement” – I was trying to convince myself!  Reality: we exceeded my “top number” by 25%!  Here are our Easter attendance numbers for the years we have full data: 2008 – 120; ’09 – 182; ’10 – 218; and 2011 – 375!  I wonder what 2012 will bring?

4 people indicated that they were trusting Christ for salvation, and Michelle reports that 2 children began their relationship with Jesus Sunday!  THAT’S why we do what we do!

We offered two services for the first time. We did it for a couple of reasons – we know we will need to move to two services soon (maybe sooner than we think!), and we wanted a chance to pull it off and see what needs tweaking.  I’ll be share “tweaks” at the Fuel meeting on May 7th.

I was surprised how many showed up for the 9:00 service, but I was not surprised that the 11:00 was a little better attended.  Also as expected, the majority of our guests came to the later service.

I also realized that I need to be in better shape before we go to two services all the time!

At the end of the day – we made a great impact in the lives of people for Jesus Christ!  I was the best kind of proud of our leaders, our people, and our church. Thanks again to all who took part in it.

The best is STILL yet to come!

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