Monday, January 5, 2009
What an amazing Birthday Celebration! Midtowne celebrated its first year this past Sunday and it was truly amazing as we set a new record attendance of over 600! Here are a few highlights in case you missed it.
As we looked back over the past year, it was beyond awesome to see how God has worked. What started with 33 people in a meeting at a golf course club house has now turned into a church averaging 460 a week. We have witnessed incredible growth in our Children's Ministry and in our Student Ministry. We added a second Sunday morning service in November. We have grown from 8 Neighborhood Groups to 15 and have added ministries to Women and Men. And in just the past three months 80 people have been taught how to have their own personal time alone with God.
But here is the best part of all. In just one year we have seen 87 people give their life to Jesus and identify with Him through Baptism! It is simply amazing when you really stop and think about it. I have cried many tears of joy as I humbly recall all God has done.
There have been some really funny times, really sad times, and some really outstanding times. We have seen God show up in some major ways and meet our every need as only He can.
So What? We can't settle in our past. We must Prepare for the Future. God has done amazing things but we believe that greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done. We will always give God the glory and will always seek His direction and ask for His favor as we continue to Help People Find and Experience God's Best for Their Life.
One down, only God knows how many more. What an amazing adventure!
Check out the Birthday Video that we showed in our services.