Experiencing Another Level

This past weekend we experienced God and His power at another level.  Nick and Christine Caine from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia were here with us and it was a wild and crazy weekend.  Here are a few highlights…

Kingdom Builders Gathering
Saturday morning started off as over 300 Kingdom Builders gathered to hear Christine Caine bring a powerful message on the importance of impacting our world through generosity.  Some quotes that were powerful to me…

  • “We are living in urgent times and there are no throw away services.”
  • “Most people go to work for money, we should get money to work for us (building His kingdom)
  • “The church should advance where everyone else is retreating.”
  • “The world of the generous gets larger and larger, but to the stingy the world gets smaller.”
  • “Silence the voice of the enemy and turn up the voice of the Holy Spirit.”
  • “Kingdom Builders are not rich people but generous people.”

Lead Pastors Roundtable

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Nick and Christine then met with 10 lead pastors in a small group environment and talked nuts and bolts of church life.  She shared with us some of the values that have shaped Hillsong Church:

  1. Spirit of Ownership
  2. Relationships
  3. Loyalty
  4. Flexibility
  5. Longevity
  6. Submission
  7. Passionate
  8. Empowerment

Then we had open discussion about a variety of leadership challenges.

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(having a laugh with Nick Caine)

Weekend Celebration
Christine spoke at all 3 of our weekend services and challenged everyone to not live in fear but to trust God during these uncertain times. One thing she shared that I really like was, “The devil wants us to live a safe Christian life but we need to keep taking risks.”  There were many decisions for Christ.  You can listen to the podcast here.

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(Christine speaking at one of our weekend services)

Chick Night
What an amazing experience to see our new 2,000-seat worship center filled with women who were on fire for Jesus.  The entire evening was high energy and passionate.  Christine challenged the women to strengthen their core by loving God with our heart, soul and mind.  Many people are having affairs for three reasons: 1. Lust, 2. Boredom, 3. Familiarity. That’s why it’s so important to strengthen our core so that our hearts don’t get clogged.

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(Christine speaking to over 2,000 women at Chick Night)

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(Worship at Chick Night was powerful!)

Overall the weekend was more than just several meetings and services but God used this to prepare us for ALL that He is going to do over the next several months.  This weekend is SUPER WEEKEND and we will be launching our new 4th Service.  Our new schedule will be Saturday, 4 & 6pm and Sunday 9:15 & 11:15am. Join us this Saturday night for a rocking service and help us provide more seats on Sunday morning for those who are lost or hurting. 

  • Erin

    Still in awe of all that God did this past weekend and SO excited about all He has in store for the future! Can’t wait for Super Weekend!!

  • Karen

    Abundance Mentality!!! We serve one awesome and amazing God!