Change.

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This past Sunday at our monthly board meeting we made an exciting decision.  Beginning June 3 we will begin having two Sunday morning services.

One at 8:00 AM and one at 10:30 AM.

We aren’t doing this in order to try to bring a crowd, we are doing this because we cannot house the crowd that the Lord has already brought us!  During the process of making this decision many people have expressed their concerns about the varied difficulties that come with the many different which we might structure these services.  The bottom line is that we are totally out of space and we have no further options.

Thinking about all of this has renewed my commitment to a few principles that I thought might be helpful for everyone to remember.

1.  Nothing Great Is Easy

Whether you search the scriptures or history one thing is clear, anything that touches the entire world is very difficult.  Touching the entire world is exactly what we have stated our measure of success to be.  Therefore, difficulty is part and parcel to that process.

We are growing in every measurable area of our church.  Just this past Sunday we had TWO PAGES of guests!  At our new-comers brunch this past Sunday we had 77 people who are now considering this their church home and this is in three months!  We had 88 children in Children’s church!  God is answering our prayers and our job is to make the difficult decisions and the sacrifices necessary to be good stewards of those blessings.

2.  All Growth Requires Change

The addition of a second service is just the first of many changes we will be required to make in order to stay in step with all that God will do through us.  Already we are looking into additional buildings in order to house the growth that has and will occur.  None of this could have happened without change and in order for us to see it continue more change will occur.

Be assured that myself and all of the leaders of the church, will be diligently praying and seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance about what change we should pursue and what we should avoid.  As each of us remains flexible in the Spirit’s hands the necessary change will not only produce growth for the Kingdom of God but in us personally as well!

Blessings!

3 thoughts on “Change.

    Leigh House said:
    April 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Glad to see things are going well for you and your church Pastor Roy! However, I am not surprised. You have been and continue to be instrumental in my walk and I’m sure many others feel the same! Well done and keep up the great work!

    Carmen said:
    April 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Praise the Lord for what He is doing in our church. I love change, especially when it has to do with what we’re seeing at ALCC. Those Sunday evening prayers are AWESOME!

    Linda said:
    April 27, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Exciting days of growth and change seem to be ahead for ALCC!! Please remember….We never know what a person goes through in their personal, day to day life. They may be hanging on by a thread. We should always remember to encourage them to come be a part of what God is doing in our church. The opposite of this would be to say…If you don’t like what’s going on…go somewhere else.

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