Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2nd Saturday

I have heard it said from several employees of Rick Warren at Saddleback Church in California that he wants them to "Fail Faster." When I first heard this saying, I did not quite understand it. First, why would anyone want to fail? And second, why would they want to fail at an accelartaed pace?

As I have been working at Grace for over a year now, I now understand that I have to fail and fail fast in order to grow. We as leaders can not be afraid to try something new and fail. In fact, if we are not failing, then we are not having large enough dreams. We have to dream dreams that are so big that only God could accomplish them. If we do this, God gets the glory.

I say all of this to say that we are going to be trying new things, bringing in new ministries, and changing some things up a little bit. One new minsitry that we started was 2nd Saturday. We started this last week and had around 30 people split up doing two different types of service. One group took trash bags and cleaned up the neighborhood that our church is located in and the other group cleaned up and mowed a Historic Cemetery that is located just behind our property.

We hope that this is a ministry that continues to grow each month. Next month we are going to help spread the Christmas Cheer by teaming up with Columbia Housing Authority and have a Christmas Party for the residents.

Can't wait to see you Next Month!