2009 has already begun as the most exciting year that I’ve ever had.  We have seen God do some amazing things already and at the same time I can tell it’s going to be a year filled with challenges.  I’m thankful that I serve a God that specializes in challenges and gives us the courage that we need to accomplish His will.  Currently we are in the midst of a 21 Days Praying and Fasting along with about 300 churches all over the country and world.  I love how I can sense His presence and His power at another level during fasts, and I am also getting even more fired up about what God is going to do.  Here are a few things that I’m fired up about:

Christine Caine from Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia will be at C3 all weekend!  She will be speaking Saturday morning at 9:00am to our Kingdom Builders, then beginning at 10:30am we will host a Roundtable for Lead Pastors, and she will be speaking at our three weekend services (Sat. 6:00pm, Sun. 9:15am & 11:15am).  Then Sunday night all of our ladies are fired up about Chick Night at 6:00pm!  When Christine Caine came a few years ago, we had over 1,200 women attend Chick Night in our 700 seat worship center and several hundred made decisions for Christ. It was CRAZY. I guess you can tell I’m fired up.

We will launch our 4th service on Saturday night!  Our new schedule will be: Saturday 4:00 & 6:00pm and Sunday 9:15 & 11:15am.  I’m praying for 300 families to help us launch this new service.

This weekend will have a football flow with it being Super Bowl weekend.  We will have a High School football coach and players share from their life, we will have free give-aways, and I will be speaking on how to live a Super Life.  We will also be recognizing all football players and coaches from Middle School, High School, and College.  It’s going to be an awesome weekend.

C3 is now 10 years old and we will be launching our second campus at the North Hills Cinema off Six Forks Rd.  God has been doing some huge miracles to make this possible.  Be praying with us that God will provide the resources and the leadership needed to reach people in the Raleigh area with real hope from Jesus. I’m praying for 200 families to help us to launch this new campus.

ALL ACCESS 2009, APRIL 27-29
This is an annual ARC conference that we have the privilege of hosting this year.  Speakers include Dino Rizzo, Ed Young Jr., Chris Hodges, Billy Hornsby, Stovall Weems, Joe Champion, and Rick Bezet. For more info go to www.allaccessconference.com.

This will be our second year to host the Accelerate Conference here at C3 Church.  Rick Bezet, from New Life Church in Arkansas, and I will be speaking for the main sessions along with worship from the C3 worship team. We will also have sessions on various ministries in the church including Next Generation ministry, Worship ministry, Connect Groups, Technology, and Assimilation all taught by the C3 Church staff.