Saturday, January 19, 2008


I have received so much feed back from our church concerning our new elevate campaign. Phone calls, emails and greeting cards. I am just waiting for the singing telegram. It is exciting for me as a leader to know that we are all of the same spirit in the desire to see God do more through our church in the next year. Tonight we will begin our new message series on giving. I will do my best to unapologetically teach the direction of our giving. Churches tend to struggle to find balance in the area of teaching principles of giving. Either they harp on it or they avoid it to a fault. According to some of our leadership, I was avoiding it too much. So beginning this weekend we will take it to the next level. I still fear that we will have that one guy show up and go away convinced that all churches talk about is giving. But I guess that is a risk that we will take, and God will have to help him understand. By the way, I have entitled the message "Give Up!" Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.