Excitement is Building for September 8th

Before I talk about the September 8th launch of What On Earth Am I Here For? you need to know what a successful Grand Opening we had last Sunday. We’re averaging 400 more folks per week than we were before the move.  Even though our attendance Sunday was about the same as it has been the previous few weeks, we had A LOT of first time guests at our Grand Opening. They’re not just coming from the LJ/C/R area either. A great many of them are coming from West of the Brazos, Angleton and Freeport. Thanks for making room for them with your big SHIFT to the front and left of the auditorium and to the center of each section. It really made a difference! Thanks also for allowing me to be free to visit with those first time guests.

The weather didn’t dampen our festivities, or hurt our parking. We were able to park almost every vehicle on pavement or the new gravel lots. Sunday afternoon we baptized 25 folks in an atmosphere that was both humbling and inspiring in spite of the rain. God has blessed our community as more and more folks are going public with their faith in Jesus after stepping over the line of faith.

As if that’s not enough to be grateful for, we’re about to top off the move to our new home with our greatest Spiritual Growth Campaign ever. What On Earth Am I Here For? starts in just over a week. We’re joining the Weekend Experience, Small Groups and daily time alone with God into one united direction. Each Sunday we’ll look at the Biblical purposes of life. On weeknights we’ll discuss them in our homes as over 770 students and adults (our most ever) meet in Small Groups. And every morning for 40 days we’ll each take a personal look at God’s plans for our life as we read through a short daily section of the book, What On Earth Am I Here For? By the end of the experience you’ll know why on earth you’re here.

Randy and I are preparing the messages for the weekends. Our Small Group leaders are almost ready to kick off the weekly studies. All that’s left is for you to pick up a copy of What On Earth Am I Here For? You can get yours for only $10 at our office on Plantation Drive during the week or at the Next Step Center this Sunday. If you want to get it for an eReader, just be sure to buy the book, not the 99 cent pamphlet. This is a revised edition of Rick Warren’s best-selling Purpose Driven Life. If you have a copy of that and don’t mind missing the updated stories and a few new chapters, you can pull it off the shelf and use it.

Whatever you do, get ready for God to take us all to the next level as we gain a fresh perspective of What On Earth (We’re) Here For?

Live Bold,

Greg

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