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What God is doing

Since June 27, 2010, there has been a revolution at Celebration Church.  It happened within three months time.

That Sunday is significant for a few reasons but I'll only share one here today.

Since that time, 15 new families have been added to Celebration Church.  These are not people who came once or twice and faded out.  They are not casual attenders.  We're talking "all the time people."  Most of these people have only missed one, or two Sundays if at all since that Sunday.  Tonight I have a list of all those people's names, to share in detail with our leadership as we celebrate what GOD HAS DONE. We can't thank and praise Him enough for His favor.

This month is pastor appreciation and in addition to the board members talking to the church every Sunday morning about this, (and doing a fantastic job!) I also taught on this subject yesterday at life coaching and shared with the women unique things about the pastoral role, and how they can be of most help to their pastors not just during pastor appreciation month, but all the time, to be an integral part of seeing God's will and purpose fulfilled.  Tonight we have leaders meeting and our leaders are going to teach on that subject.

Can't wait to hear what they're going to say!
Can't wait to see what God is going to do in service today!
Can't wait to see who's life is changed!
Can't wait to see who walks in the doors next and how many families we add TODAY!

I know it's going to be amazing.

The next breakthrough is on the way!

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