Skip to main content

More launch photos

Many have emailed or facebooked me to ask lots of questions about what we've remodeled or what our launch consisted of or just wanting more photos in general.  Following are more photos of everything.  You can find out more by going to our new website here.  The site is updated every week, sometimes several times with new information.

New infant nursery

New Toddler Nursery

Another view - Newly Remodeled Toddler Room

We put new windows in the infant and toddler nurseries where parents can see in but kids can't see out -- in case the parents check on them during church.  This way the babies don't start crying when they see their parents and the parents can just make sure they are okay if they want to check on them, and then go back to service without getting the baby all upset.

New classroom that was just gutted out and redone (new walls, new carpet, new paint, etc.   There will be a table and chairs in this room as well as some other things -- right now it's empty because we're still finishing it and it has not been used yet.) 

New courtyard seating area.  The stepping stones need to be bleached (I didn't get to that among my other 2,584,722 things on my list before the launch) but other than that, looks great!  LOL

New door of our offices

Tom, Alex and Bill gathered in the breezeway before the launch service talking about ushering (they are all ushers.)

THE most amazing worship ministries team on the planet!   I love these people to pieces.  They work hard and they have hearts of gold. 

Most amazing bass player on the planet - Mike Kenney...so blessed to work with him.  He sings great too.  He is one of God's greatest gifts to me and to our church.  Just crazy 'bout this guy.  Most of all he has an amazing heart for God and chases after Him like crazy!

Giving their lives to Jesus...hugs and tears, and wow, what a great morning.  Candy and Epi prayed with this couple who have been transformed by God's power!

Becca and Dustin out by the lake alongside the church...Sunday morning of the launch.  Aren't they just adorable?  Two God chasers who make me so proud.  Jesus is using them in mighty ways.  They are going to be an unstoppable force in the Kingdom of God!!! 

Dustin with Tobey Powell...Dustin is a kid magnet.  Always has been.  Kids just flock to him and he enjoys them so much.

He's going to make a great father someday.  
Our Savanna, having fun at the launch party.  She's such a fun girl.  I love having fun kids.  That's Becca right behind Savanna's arm there.

Bonnie, Isa and Margaret do the bump at the launch party.  Love my fun Celebration ladies and these and three of the most fun ones, for sure!!!  Margaret is dangerous at a PJ party and that's all I'm sayin'...

Jim and Janice, so dear to our hearts...

Justin -- he's 'da man!

Cathy, Michele and Candy share a moment at the launch party.  These ladies all worked so hard on things for the launch and were celebrating, big time. 
Bill experiences a blast quite literally.

Juleen and Mike...love 'em more each day.  They just light my world especially with all that they give of themselves on our worship ministries team.  They are just the best and so much fun.

This lady has so much fun, she should be arrested.  (Don't ask, she just might have been...LOL)

Celebrate good times, come on!   This was taken during another crazy dance.

At Celebration WE LOVE KIDZ!!!

Comments

Michael Gibson said…
Fantastic! The only thing missing is the Gibsons. And, why can't we live in Tampa????
I agree!!! But since you just got a fantastic new job in Columbus I think our chances of that are slim right now. :( Which makes me sad. I would LOVE to have you here. Gosh it would be dangerous...I'd have bruises I'd be falling off the couch so much...laughing!!!
Michele said…
These pictures just make me smile
LourdesM said…
I am so happy that everyone is enjoying the pictures. We had an amazing day.
Melissa said…
Absolutely love it! I love what you all have done, and the transformations are out of this world!! Love the colors in the hallways and rooms! AWESOME!

Popular posts from this blog

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

This Could Have Ruined Everything... (But It Didn't!)

 No one would ever guess what happened to me this weekend in Jacksonville, Florida...so I'm going to tell you. :) As I was preaching at the Fearless Tour at New Hope Assembly of God this weekend,  I got choked up, literally. For probably 2-3 minutes I coughed profusely and greatly struggled. Then I drank some water and kept preaching. Everyone was gracious to give me a few moments to get my bearings. If you were there, you'll remember it! What no one realized at the time was that I swallowed a bug that flew right in while I was preaching! So disgusting! I said nothing because I was at a point in the sermon where I was really connecting and I knew if I said, "I swallowed a bug," everyone would either laugh profusely or be really concerned, or start feeling sorry for me.  And at that point whey wouldn't be thinking about the message anymore, but the fact that I had just swallowed a bug. They would then imagine what it would be like, and feel grossed out which

What Verbal Abuse is Really Like, and Why We Must Care
Guest Post: Terri von Wood

In my speaking travels, I meet the most amazing people. Some are connections that go beyond just a night or a weekend of preac hing. One day on my journey, I met Terri von Wood, and we immediately clicked and have been friends ever since.  Just a reminder that all of our guest bloggers this week are available to chat with you in the comment section here on the blog or on my facebook page where the blog is also published.   *** People who have never suffered through or witnessed abuse (including pastors) often don't know how to help women in abusive situations. Knowledge is power and it is my belief that if the church understood the prevalence of abuse, help would be made available.  First, we must acknowledge that the divorce rate is the same  in the church as in the world.  Second, we must understand that the 50% divorce rate does not include all the women who are abused but stay because they do not know what else to do or do not have anyone to turn to.  If those women we