New Space. New Day. New Beginnings.
There is so much to celebrate about our move into our new worship space this past Sunday. A holy nervousness and humble dependance hovered over my heart all morning. Today, I am spent yet full. I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what made yesterday so special:
Gallery Kid was BRAND NEW! Our new space has allowed our Gallery Kid Leadership to dream up a whole new paradigm and structure. Each child was engaged on a whole new level as they moved from station to station, seated at tables, soaking up the love and message of Jesus shared by volunteers. AND there is plenty of room for Gallery Kid to grow! Who’s gonna have a baby?
More People & More Space. You may be thinking, “Wasn’t this move supposed to give us more space? It felt pretty full Sunday.” Exactly! Because of your excitement, so many new people were invited. We had 27 more people present that our average attendance AND we still had 30 open seats! People could easily stand around and talk afterwords without feeling like they were in a subway car. Yes, we’ll be taking a few tables out, putting a few more chairs out and leading everyone to fill in the wings, but let’s not miss celebrating that the chief reason we moved into a new space was beginning to be fulfilled our first Sunday in: More People & More Space.
Assimilation in Action. I was greeted by someone on our 1st impressions team I didn’t yet know. While this may have happened to many of you several times before, it was a first for me. The reason this is so significant is that it signifies how our new assimilation initiative “Preview” is working.
Great Vibe. Our new signage and energetic 1st impressions team created a great environment. The music was on it and our new load-in & load-out team were like butta! Smooth like a big fat stick of butta!
We broke a fast which usually provides a renewed thankfulness for food and for Jesus.
You were there. Seriously, the most precious two hours for the Wyatt family every week is gathering with our Gallery Family. For us, it doesn’t matter where we gather, as long as we are with you. Despite how transient our congregation may feel at times, you give us stability. Jesus is making us beautiful and beautiful things are…well…beautiful. And if you weren’t there, you were missed. There’s room for you and your friends, we hope to see you Sunday.
I can’t wait until I’m blogging about our next new space but until then…
What else can we celebrate from this past Sunday? How did you see God’s faithfulness?