Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Spring Church Visit

This morning the family and I drove to Anderson South Carolina to visit New Spring Church. Well we were utterly dumbfounded by what God has and is doing there. The people were so friendly, we were escorted everywhere and guided through the whole morning from kids check in to the coffee shop. The service was powerfully Jesus centered.

The big take away for Nerida and I was however the power of stopping to celebrate.

The service was simply titled "A New Spring Christmas Party" and after an amazing time of singing praise Ps Perry reminded us that the reason we often stress so much about the future is because we fail to stop and look back and relect on how He has guided and cared for us in the past. The service then walked through a year in the life of New Spring, the joys, the breakthroughs, the lives changed, decisions, baptisms and community care.

Leadership lesson : take the time to celebrate. It encourages the disheartened with a reminder of past victories, it unites the team on the common vision and it fuels hearts for the next steps into the future.

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