1. CCA is growing at a strong and HEALTHY pace
I am always amazed at God’s incredible patience and leadership in our lives. The older I get, the more I celebrate the fact that God doesn’t always give us what we want, but what we need. The dangers of explosive growth are very real and God is allowing us to grow as a fellowship at a pace that is truly sustainable and healthy.
We had 379 people in service yesterday and have seen 30 people in 5 weeks come to Christ at CCA…THAT’S AMAZING!!!
2. Vision Sunday was incredible
As I shared the vision of how God is leading us to launch our 2nd campus near the University, the Holy Spirit was connecting hearts to the mission and reminding us of why we exist as a church… to love God, love people and serve others.
That means doing everything we can to reach people far from Him and helping them discover what it means to have a growing relationship with Christ.
The church doesn’t have a mission… the mission has a church!
3. Don’t forget to make plans to be at the information meeting on Feb. 16
Right after service we are going to be sharing many more details of our strategic plan and how we are organizing this amazing reach into Alachua county. It’s exciting to be a part of something that we could never do by ourselves. This is why when the body of Christ really comes together it stands as a testament to the world and they take notice of the reality of God moving in and through people’s lives.
You can sign up online for the meeting here.
4. You just can’t OUT GIVE God
Don’t forget to sincerely pray over these next 2 weeks about what the Lord would have you to give in our special seed offering on February 16 that we are planting towards the University campus. I shared that there are 2 reasons that we don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity.
- We become a miracle FOR OTHERS
We pay forward the amazing generosity that others first gave for us to be able to know Christ and experience his indescribable love.
- We become candidates for miracles OURSELVES
(read Luke 6:38) I shared a testimony of how God showed up in mine and Tina’s life when we stepped out on faith, trusted God’s word and planted a significant seed in another church’s building campaign.
Assign your seed.
Determine something you need God to do in your life and then plant a seed toward it and watch what God will do… it’s the Bible and he will honor it.
5. I love serving our community and being on mission WITH YOU!
It is a true honor to be your pastor and one that I do not take lightly. I can’t imagine how much I would have missed out on had we not said yes to God nearly 6 years ago.
Tina and I, as well as all our staff, love you more than we could ever express and are beyond grateful for our church family.
Thank you for your faithful serving, giving, prayer and love. TOGETHER we are making a difference and truly, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!