Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

It's July - And We're...Growing?

In Church world, summer can often be a deadzone. Not much happens. Now that's never really been our philosophy at NorthBridge (we have a line up this summer that we are excited about for adults and kids), but sometimes in the summer in ministry it feels like you are fighting gravity to get traction at church.

But last Sunday, as I looked out over the crowd, you couldn't tell it was summer. People are bringing their friends, filling seats and sharing the experience with each other. It's amazing. It's July, and we're growing.

2009 so far has been a strong year, but what we're really encouraged about is who is coming out. One of the trends we've seen is more and more adults in their early 20s and young families (who were previously unchurched or had dropped out of church) coming to NorthBridge.

We would never claim any credit for that kind of thing - all we can do is our best. It's God who changes lives and gives people a desire to know him better.

But we are taking a few minutes to say thank you! Thank you to God, but thank you also to you.
Thank you for serving, giving and working so hard to create the kind of environment our friends and family want to come out to - especially those who never thought they'd go to church.

I'm so thankful that we get to be a part of watching a growing number of people enter into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. People you thought you'd never see in church. Even in July.

Love doing this with you!