Anticipate with no Agenda!
328 That is the approximate number of sunrises we have experienced since the idea of a multi-site in Sarpy County was introduced to Christ Community Old Mill. Since then God has brought together a great staff, excellent facilities, and a fantastic launch team. Because of all the work put into CC-Sarpy we are under budget in start up expenses, we have over 12 Journey Groups in place for adults and have averaged 70+ children in the previous Sunday mornings.
3 That is what is on my "Sarpy Campus Countdown Clock." Yes, we have experienced three exciting "soft opening" services but the reality is that there are only three days before our grand opening.
I ask that you be in prayer for not only for this Sunday, but also in the months ahead.
Recently, I heard a speaker say that we should go to church with expectation that God will work, but with no agenda on how He will work.
I want all of us to anticipate that God will do a great work this and every Sunday but know that it won't necessarily be in ways that you think. We know the 'biggies' of church is music, message or coffee :). However, God could work powerfully in a person's life at the Sarpy Campus because of you inviting them to sit at your table, or for you saying hi to an individual as you are both getting a cup of coffee. God can work through the parking lot greeters waving at the car coming in or with the children thoroughly enjoying themselves in Kids Connect. Regardless, it is ultimately trusting God to do His work using us in a variety of ways to touch lives.
Take time right now after reading this email to ask God to show you the people He is working in and how He wants you to minister to them through seemingly insignificant ways.
6-8: We need 6-8 people to meet at 11am Saturday the 16th to get set up for Sunday. It will take approximately 90 minutes to transform the cafeteria into a sanctuary and classrooms into Children's Kids Connect.
On Sunday, be sure to have your best smile and your eyes open to the guests who God brings on the 17th.
3.20-21 "To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! [Ephesians]
Enjoying the Journey!
Sarpy Campus Pastor