I've preached at this beautiful church once before, for a sectional women's event. It was a great time. Can't wait to be back there with them tonight. If you're in the Bradenton area, why don't you come over and join us? (7 pm)
Before I head to Bradenton, I've been attacking the stack of work that's on my agenda upon my return from our trip.
We're gearing up for a lot more at Celebration Church that's happening this season, particularly our Christmas Show which is this Sunday night.
This year our team has written the Christmas Show -- we've all contributed, but it's me at the helm of this project and it's been quite the ride! It's going to be a powerful night. Can't wait to see what God does. The show is more than just beautiful Christmas songs. Most every church does a Christmas cantata or play or some kind of presentation and usually the music is pretty predictable when it comes to Christmas. We've decided to really shake it up. We're doing something totally different, not just out of the box...we threw the box away...
Each church possesses aspects that make them unique. The idea of this Christmas show is to showcase what makes us unique. At Celebration, our core values are what set us apart. In preparation for the launch of the church, the Celebration leadership team established the core values of the church. These values are non-negotiable at CC and represent our guiding principles for how we lead, make decisions and do life together as a church. Our entire worship ministries team (band, frontline, choir, media and sound) have worked together in unity to create this show, Christmas style and Celebration style. Specifically we desire to show our city the difference Jesus can make in their life, and the value of a church family.
Between pastoring at Celebration full time, job coaching part time, traveling and speaking and writing...I hope to get some Christmas shopping done (I have absolutely nothing done yet!).
And clean my house.
And clean my house.