Saturday, January 30, 2010
I haven't blogged recently about the launch. Been too busy. I have walked and prayed the campus. I have put all the finishing touches on my message for tomorrow. My wife has prepared all of the arrangements that she so effectively does. As things are quieting down in our house, I had a few minutes to update this blog. As we launch tomorrow this blog will become more and more active. We would love to hear from you as well.
I am incredibly excited about tomorrow. Both my wife and I have worked so hard to see this dream become a reality. The truth is that there is no way that we could have accomplished this without the faithful support of so many people in our life. It really is sobering to think about.
Earlier today, I found myself staring through the doors of our newly renovated facilities thinking about how amazing the campus looks. Our new sign is up, new banners, new cafe, new... well so much is new that I can't even list it all here!
I haven't gotten a whole lot of sleep this week because of all that needed to be done to the campus. So many people joined us all week long to help us get done. We set the bar extremely high. I have to be honest that everything did not get done by the launch, but 90% did. We have some things that came in too late to finish by tomorrow although they will be done soon. As I said though, we set the bar extremely high. For us to get even half of the things that we dreamed for done is amazing. The campus is more than I believed possible. God really has shown his hand of favor upon us.
I doubt I will get much tonight as well. Tomorrow is going to be one of the most important days of my life. I hope that it can be said for so many people. Tampa needs to have a great church that is both genuine and authentic.Tomorrow will be the first service of our brand new church. I am praying for an amazing day! I know that we will not be disappointed. Welcome to the Celebration!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Community ~ We celebrate the family that God has placed us in.
Evangelism ~ We celebrate connecting people to a personal
relationship with Jesus.
Leadership ~ We celebrate people who have been given leadership gifts, and empower leadership to truly lead.
Excellence ~ We celebrate going the extra mile in all that we do.
Bringing Cultures Together ~ We celebrate the cultural diversity that God has placed within our family.
Radical Love ~ We celebrate demonstrating radical love to our God, and to all people.
Authenticity ~ We celebrate being real in all that we say and do
personally and as a church.
Teaching ~ We celebrate teaching and equipping people to discover the God given destiny for their life.
Intercession ~ We celebrate prayer and believe that it is the catalyst for everything in the church and in the world.
Originality ~ We celebrate uniqueness and are different from any other church on the planet. We are unafraid to change and dare to do things that have never been done before.
New Beginnings ~ We celebrate the fact that God specializes in the
second chance for people and families.