This past weekend I had the opportunity to experience worship at C3 in a unique way. As we continued the “twelve” series I asked Scott Randlett to speak (and he hit a home run talking about Andrew) so it gave me a weekend to look at our church from a fresh perspective.
- Saturday Night I worshiped at our 6:00pm service in the worship center with approx. 1000 people. I love Saturday night! If I had to choose just one service to attend I would come to Saturday night… just has a cool flow. I was so proud of Martha, the C3 worship team, tech team, and Scott for leading us in a powerful time of worship.
- Sunday, 9:15am I worshipped with the elementary children in the Multipurpose Center (old worship center). These kids are on fire! I loved the worship and dance flow they’ve got going on. We can all learn from their passion! It’s contagious. So proud of Tami Poland and the Next Generation team. Then I went to the C3 Café and continued to worship with about 25 others. I was amazed at the quality of the live feed and how many were worshiping with their Bibles open, taking notes as Scott preached. Some even asked me where they should put their offering.
- Sunday, 11:15am I watched the service LIVE from my home on www.12followers.com It was so cool to be able to worship online. I could sense the power of God, then I listened to the message and was able to go into the chat room and discuss with others their thoughts during the sermon. I was also amazed at the quality of the worship and message. (so proud of the C3 tech team!) We had a couple of hundred worshipping online throughout the weekend from Tokyo to Alabama to Baghdad. One family watched the 9:15 service online and decided to jump in the car and attend the 11:15 service on campus for the first time.
After experiencing the same service in three very different ways it got me to thinking… and then praying, and asking God what does the future of C3 look like? I think we need to continue to think outside the box… outside the worship center box and continue to dream of ways to get the Word of God and the Love of God to others in unique ways. What have been your worship experiences? What are some other ways that we can think “outside the box”?