• October 1, 1998: 0 public services of Meadow Spring (official public start date was Oct. 2)
  • October 1, 2017: 985th weekly service of Meadow Spring!
  • These 19 years have been an absolute blast!
  • Next year we are going to celebrate 20 years BIG TIME!! Start planning now to come and party!!
  • Really good offering today. Took a big chunk out of our budget deficit. Still have several thousand dollars to make up - but we are moving in the right direction! I am so proud of this church!
  • Tackled a touch issue - Why do bad things happen to good people? Must have hit home with a lot of people as several have commented how timely it was for them.
  • Forming a "Pastor's Prayer Team". This would be a group of people who make a commitment to pray for me every day and especially on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.
  • Why do I need prayer? It is a real spiritual battle to write messages, lead staff, communicate vision, deliver messages.
  • In the midst of all that, discouragement knocks on my door and it's prayer and support from others that helps me to not open that door. (Yes, I do get discouraged now and then.)
  • When it comes to writing and researching, I need wisdom in choosing teaching series that meet the needs of Meadow and reach those who are foreign to church and Christianity.
  • All of this while I pursue and build a healthy marriage - needing my love for Sandy to stay white hot.
  • If you are interested in being on the prayer team, email or message me. I will make it a point of communicating regularly with you so you know how to pray and what to pray for.
  • Speaking of messages and series - I am so excited for the kick-off of "Who Needs God?" in two weeks.
  • I've never done a series like this and I will be launching into issues and elements that are challenging me and I know will challenge those who come.
  • Week #1 is "Atheist 2.0". Week #2 is "The Gods of the No Testament". Week #3 is "The God Jesus Believes In". Week #4 is "I Do".
  • This series is not something I've come up with on my own. It is based on and inspired by a series Andy Stanley did at his church in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • It is so critical that you do everything you can to invite and bring as many of your friends who don't go to church as possible. They WILL connect with this series!
  • So...who are you praying for, inviting, and bringing?
  • Send them the web site www.meadowspring.org/whoneedsgod
  • Church data base system has upgraded to a new version. Looks totally different so this week I will be spending time getting to know the new system. ... BORING!!
  • I'm also working on my 2018 teaching series plan. I LOVE planning out my series.
  • Right now, I plan on at least one series on marriage, a series based on Daniel (Old Testament), a series which will launch off current movies called "At the Movies", and I plan doing "The Tour 2018". (Got any favorite classic rock songs that have a great message to explore?)
  • Working on various systems...especially the system for following up on those who come to Meadow for the first time. We do a great job with welcoming new guests but we can do better on connecting them to the life of Meadow.
  • Later.

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