This morning Grace Collective Church celebrated Easter as a church for the first time.
I’ve never preached on Easter Sunday, much less been a Lead Pastor.
After deciding to have a single service (our rented facility is getting pretty full each week) we had a worship time for our volunteers. These men and women chose to serve and miss out on their own Easter Sunday service.
GCC is almost eight months old and we had more volunteers at that worship time than we had in our first Sunday service as a church last August. I think this could be a wonderful tradition for the future of GCC (along with the Jingling Johnny).
To say I was nervous would be an understatement. What surprised me though was the emotion I found myself caught up in as I took my place to preach. All morning there was a buzz of activity, but as the music stopped and the videos finished I was overcome with a swell of gratitude and awe.
To watch the sermon, click here.
To the Core Team that have been our local family walking this path with us over the last ten months: thank you just isn’t enough. I am indebted to each of you for your support, encouragement, and partnership in the Gospel.
To the Grace Collective Church family, all of you who have been a part of this for eight months or two weeks: I am humbled by your willingness to build this church with us. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.
To our family and friends across the state and country: your prayers, encouragement, financial and emotional support is invaluable. We are so thankful for all of you.
Jesus, for my life, family, breath, friends, church, community…thank you. I love you. Thank you for choosing me for this journey.