We made our third big move as a church.
Last summer we started with some informal gatherings in a family's basement, moved to potlucks at random parks, then officially launched Veritas church on September 12 in Hotel Vetro.
In less than 9 months from our launch date, we have outgrown the space at Vetro and yesterday we had our first service in the Marriott. I LOVED it!
Clint gathered his setup crew of about 20 at 6 a.m...Jeff quickly took over and started giving orders, from everything big (new truss system to hang speakers, lights, etc)...
... to the smallest details of tri-folding the programs. To his credit, he had his work cut out for him here, though, teaching the football player how to get it done, "C'mon, Forgy, nice and straight..."
In addition to the better accessibility (right off I-80/1st Ave), more parking, bigger room with better acoustics, easier load in... we have coffee!!!!! And the best part of waking up is that it wasn't Folgers in my cup (Folgers, I'm still bitter you didn't pick Ryan Seiler and Clint Robinson's jingle for your commercial)
I preached for the 3rd time in a row, which is unusual for us, as we have a "team preaching" approach. I'm excited for Jeff to get back in the saddle next week, but the timing of Joshua 3-4 was perfect for helping us keep our focus on Christ. It's about the Israelites crossing the Jordan river by the powerful work of God, and it happened "so that all peoples on earth will know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever." (4:24)
We feel His presence with us, just like the Israelites. "The Narratives: Modern Truth, in Ancient Stories" is our series title, and fitting... The biggest theme I've seen in studying through Joshua is how clearly God is the main character. He is great and greatly to be praised.
To God be the glory for providing amazing spaces for us to meet in and for drawing more and more people to Christ. Lead on, O King Eternal...