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
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:
- Spirit of Ownership
Then we had open discussion about a variety of leadership challenges.
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.
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.
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.