There’s a big game this week in the NCAA World Series baseball… #2 Carolina against the LSU Tigers. Most of you know I’m not a big Carolina fan, but I think LSU is going down.
Speaking of LSU… Joe Champion and his family were at C3 this week wearing their LSU attire and talking smack about how bad Carolina is going to get beat. Joe is a former football player at LSU (Offensive Guard and Center).
It was a privilege to host them for a few days. Pastor Joe and Lori started Celebration Church near Austin, TX about 8 years ago and it has grown to a church of over 5,000 people (from 3,000 to 5,000 in the last 18 months).
One of the interesting things about what they have gone through recently is they have had 17 staff changes in the last 18 months. Some staff just transitioned but a few got pretty ugly and divisive. Vision divided is Di-vision. There is only one vision for our church and we all need to stay unified together.
Joe also spoke to a group of about 24 pastors and staff from all over NC during a pastors roundtable/luncheon we had on Wednesday. It was a powerful time of discussing the raw and real stuff of growing churches, and the prayer time at the end was a special time.
Wednesday night Joe spoke to about 300 Kingdom Builders at C3. He shared about Gideon’s 300 from Judges 6. Here are 7 thoughts of being a Kingdom Builder:
1. Kingdom Builders Rise Above Recession
2. Kingdom Builders are Sons and Daughters of the House
3. Kingdom Builders Make It Happen
4. Kingdom Builders Are Human
5. Kingdom Builders Are Givers
6. Kingdom Builders Are Team Builders
7. Kingdom Builders Are Winners