This week has been incredible. I feel so blessed to have such awesome friends in ministry. Here are a few of the highlights this week.
- WE KICKED OF THE "BOX OFFICE CHRISTMAS" SERIES – I am so proud of the C3 staff for creating an awesome environment for this new series. The stage looks like an old theater with some “old school” curtains. The C3 worship team did a great job and I loved “God With Us”. I spoke on Dealing with Loneliness and we showed some clips from the Home Alone movies. You can check out the podcast or watch it here.
- WAVE CHURCH GRAND OPENING – Sunday night Martha and I were invited to celebrate by our good friends Pastor Steve and Sharon Kelly from the Wave Church, VA Beach the Grand Opening of their new Convention Center that includes an amazing 3,000 seat auditorium. It’s amazing what God has done there in just the last 10 years!
- ROUNDTABLE WITH BRIAN HOUSTON – I had the privilege of spending a few days with Pastor Brian Houston from Hillsong Church, Australia, Pastor Steve Kelly from the Wave Church and a small group of lead pastors. We had a great time sharing ideas and hearing from Brian all that God is doing with Hillsong Church around the world. In the last several years they have started Hillsong London, Hillsong Paris, Hillsong Kiev, and Hillsong Cape Town. What a blessing to spend time with one of the great Christian leaders in the world today.
- ARC BOARD MEETING – On Wednesday I had a conference call with the lead team of the Association of Related Churches of which I serve. In addition to making some business decisions for 2009 we also had a chance to share with each other what our churches are doing during this challenging time. Billy Hornsby shared that we are on track to plant 25 churches in the next 4 months! We also discussed partnering together with a 21 Day Fast & Prayer in January (awake21.org) and the All Access Conference that we will be hosting here at C3, April 27-29 with Ed Young. I am so blessed to serve with such amazing leaders!