This was a great weekend in so many, MANY ways.
Sunday morning, I shared the 7th message of our LOVE MORE...EXPECT LESS. series and asked people to say 'yes to Jesus' as we honor and follow Him. Love the passage of Scripture from Hebrews 11 that talked about people, flawed people, who served God and have left a huge impression on our world and helped others turn toward God. Last message in the series is next Sunday and is something God has been doing in my heart since last May. You gotta be here!!!
Last evening we took about 30 of our people to Roanoke to serve with Metro Ministries in feeding the homeless. This was the first of many steps we will be taking to minister to the homeless in our county. Lots of praying and seeking God going on in this one. I am excited about the doors that God is opening for us. Keep listening...
I was honored to attend the National Fellowship of Raceway Ministries annual meeting in Talladega, Alabama. Great meeting and some great people. Here are some take aways ...
Check out www.samaritansfeet.org. A friend is now leading that orgization and doing great work around the world.
Jim Evans, from Willow Creeek, talked about having excellence in our work through: have Biblical perspective, understand and manage expectations of your volunteers, before with under committing and over delievering, get the right people on the bus and in the right seat on the bus and the wrong people off the bus (from Jim Collins' book Good to Great), be consistent, follow up and appreciate those who serve as well as honor those who go beyond what you expect, take time to imteract with people every day (don't get so bogged down in the details).
I will share more later. Be blessed!