Yesterday was the Grand Opening for South Bay Church and it was incredible! The band was great, the videos were excellent, & Andy communicated a great message from our first series titled, “Connected: Hardwired for Relationships”.
People were so excited to be there- you could feel the energy in the room. Filipe and I met a woman afterward who was a first time guest. She was walking home from working the night shift the night before and saw our signs in the parking lot. She ran home, grabbed her 5 kids, and brought them back for the service. She was so excited even though she had been working the entire night before and had no sleep. The best part of all- she was one who accepted Christ for the first time!
Here are some of the other highlights.
– 279 people in attendance!!! (Our goal was 200)
– 9 First time commitments to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ!
– 17 Re-commitments to God.
– 20 people indicated they would like to join a volunteer team
– 40 people desire to join a small group.
For me it feels like we’re just in the right place at the right time doing exactly what God desires. “Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.” Ephesians 3:20 My prayer is that we are able to proclaim this verse each week of South Bay Church- that we never feel like we can do what only God can do. Now it’s refocus…only 6 days till the next service!