Post ReLaunch…

I think I have written here before about the six-month project at the church where I am serving (Highland Park Community Church). We’ve been praying, preparing the building and worship space, praying, studying about service and ministry and leadership, praying…. doing Outrageous Acts of Kindness in the community and marketing the church… and praying.

Yesterday was the big day– the Grand ReOpening (or ReLaunch) of this community of faith.

…and God was there! We planned for about 75 people and served close to 100. Everything went smoothly and I sensed people were connecting with the message and with God. We’ve been told by church planting consultants that week two can see a drop-off of at least half the number that came on Launch day… so we will see… our hope is to retain around 20 new people over the coming year.

Thank you so much for your prayers and support during this time! Continue to pray that HPCC will be a light in the community and will find many ways to serve where there are needs. Pray that people will find many ways to connect with Jesus through our ministries. And pray that our core group will have healthy relationships with one another and with God as we move forward with this work.

God is good! God is faithful! We belong to Him!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan
    Apr 21, 2009 @ 17:28:11

    Great to hear about the turn-out on your launch day (Easter Sunday). Looking forward to updates as spring turns into summer and people come and go from the shore. Steady and ready for each Sunday is a good mantra. Quality over the long haul as people start to make your church their home.

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  2. Thom
    Apr 23, 2009 @ 14:59:12

    Grace and Peace with the church plant starting up! You will need both…I have been on the leadership team at The Plant and it has been the most exciting and frustrating communities I have been a part of.

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