What A Weekend!

This past weekend was amazing at C3. We had our second highest attendance in the 10 year history of the church as we re-launched our Saturday night service with a full house.  But the numbers don’t tell the whole story.  For the first time since we entered our new facility we were able to experience the full impact of the vision God has given to us.  Here are a few of the highlights…

  • Our new 6,000 sq. ft. bookstore The Source and C3 Café opened for the first time and was packed with people connecting with each other, drinking Starbucks coffee, praying with each other and finding tons resources.
  • Our second highest attended weekend ever (next to Easter 08 when we had 4,200)
  • The end of all three services we invited those that would like to make a decision to follow Jesus to meet Martha and I up front by a cross for prayer… not sure how many but hundreds came forward for prayer and you could sense the power of God moving big time.
  • So proud of Martha, C3 staff and hundreds of volunteers for going above and beyond to help us launch the 3 services.
  • I now remember what it feels like to preach 3 weekend services after a First Wednesday service. Holy Hangover and low brain power on Monday.  And it’s not very high to begin with!
  • Wondering what to do next now that we are filling up 3 services.  I think I hear 4 services around the corner and…
  • I am looking forward to this weekend as we launch our new series “twelve” as we take a look at the 12 Disciples and on top of that we have Exodus in Concert!
  • That’s all I can think of for right now on low brain power.  I need some of Greg Surratt’s red bull!

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(here’s a pic of the crowd by the cross during our prayer time at the end of the service)

  • Keith Branch

    Hi Matt, I review your blog from time to time just to see what is going on. God has really blessed you guys and I think it is great. Decided I would send you a comment after I saw it was your birthday. Hope you have a great one. You are still just a little younger than me. Take care and keep allowing God to bless.
    Keith Branch

  • Duane

    Awesome weekend Pastor!! Saturday night was just as strong as I remembered. The Holy Spirit was moving in a huge way last weekend. Can’t wait for next week and the start of Connect Groups. I thought it was your B-day today. Happy Birthday.

  • Rod

    What an awesome weekend!

  • Michelle Thomas

    Have I told you how much I LOVE SATURDAY NIGHT? There’s nothing like it, it feels like the old days again. There is such a freedom in going on Saturday night, it’s awesome! Thanks Pastor Matt for your heart and love that you have and show us…your C3 family.

  • Jennifer Downey

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, happy birthday Pastor Matt, happy birthday to you!

  • will armstrong

    Pastor Matt –
    I rejoice with you brother on a fabulous weekend! If I can suggest one thing – DON’T DO MORE THAN 3 SERVICES! FIND ANOTHER WAY! (was that subtle enough).
    4+ services is anti-family for your church and for your staff in particular. Our church has 5 services and 3 campuses, and unless you have a lot of preachers/ teachers and worship teams to rotate to prevent burn-out, 3 should bethe max! God bless you as you seek His direction for your church and continue to experience His anointing and blessing!

  • Savannah

    I LOVE c3 and i’m a member and i absolutaly LOVE it im eleven and in 6th grade so i go to the 5:00 service and i LOVE that, you can bond with people your age and it is SO fun. i hope mpre of you can go to this church because it is SO great!