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The Overflow

We often think that we have to hold on to all that we have and get more for an overflow to occur.  The next four weeks at Awestruck Church are all about how God has chosen for us to pour out in order to live in His overflow.  When God pours into us then the overflow trickles down into our family, time, priorities, finances, and every aspect of our life.  When we live in the Overflow it also has filling affect on everyone around us.  The overflow is what happens when we pour out!

Monday Download

1.  Sunday’s service at Awestruck was incredible!  The new stage set up looked great and we finally got to use our new plasma monitors.  Big thanks to Pleasant Garden Baptist church for letting us borrow their projector for the first 5 weeks.

2.  I was at the Catalyst Conference last week and got blown away by all the great teaching and worship.  I really want one of those big circular screen things they had on stage!

3.  We really missed having EJ and the team from Bridge Pointe this week.  Those guys are going to do amazing things with their new church.

4.  My little princess is sick today and I have been hanging out with her.  She is finally taking a nap.

5.  I will be speaking at the BCF at UNCG tomorrow night…I’m pumped!

6.  Steggy is really pumped about that too, but not because I am speaking?

7.  Micah (my 5 year old) has started turning our own words against us.  Every time we make a decision for him that he doesn’t like he says, “That was not a good choice”.

8.  We might have found our place to hold the first Awestruck “member/partner class” in November.  That is a good thing.

9.  6 weeks into being the pastor of Awestruck, I love doing what I do more everyday!  God is doing huge stuff every week and I am just along for the ride.

Does anything Scare You?

We are starting a new series called “Phobos” this Sunday at Awestruck.  A Phobia is an intense fear of something that often possesses no real threat of danger.  We will be talking about the fear of Commitment, Death, Intimacy, and Being Alone and we plan to have fun doing it!    

(Big thanks to Ben for the logo artwork and Big Bird for permission to use the song)


Do you have any strange phobias?  Share them with us in the comments.

Monday Download

1.  Last week was great because I could focus on my message and not running around to get all the stuff we needed to start Awestruck Church.  Less trips to Lowes and Walmart equals more study time.

2.  Nate Gray has the coolest Mohawk I have ever seen.

3.  My family was gone to the beach all last week and I have to admit it was one of the best vacations I have ever had without leaving my house.

4.  Yesterday’s service set a whole new standard for how we do church.  It was the kind of service that I hoped to have by our second month.  I never expected it to happen on our second week.

5.  God’s timing and placement is a great thing to watch in action.  It is beautiful when He uses our preparation and fits it together perfectly with His purpose for people’s lives.

6.  We had about 15 new folks show up for church yesterday and way more return than I expected.  I think the number of people will grow every week because people are excited about what God is up to at Awestruck!

7.  Layden is still the greatest band on the planet and they get better each week.  Evan produces better videos on free software than some do on expensive software.  Our team Rocks!

8.  2 services and 8 days into this deal…I am loving being the pastor of Awestruck Church more each new day.  I can’t believe I get to do this for a living.

9.  If you live in Eastern Guilford County and have not experienced Awestruck Church live, what are you waiting for?  Bring 20 friends and hang out with us next weekend!

10.  My blog hits went through the roof…I had as many reads last week than I got in the last 3 weeks combined.  Thanks for the love and welcome to my new readers.

I am letting the Cat out of the Bag!

I can’t wait any longer!  Everyone seems to have one question on their mind these days and I have the answer.  It would be wrong for me to postpone this announcement one more minute.  We have submitted all the paper work, completed all the details and soon to make final payment; so it is now time to reveal the location for Awestruck’s Sunday morning service.  We will be meeting at…Drum Roll Please… Eastern Guilford Middle School!  Assuming no major catastrophe occurs between now and September 7th, Eastern Middle will be filled with all the energy, passion and excitement that is Awestruck!  After all the rejection and frustration of finding a home for our church, God has provided us with the perfect location.  Just wait until you see this place!  I believe it is the greatest location for a mobile church that I have ever seen.

Tell all your friends, fill up your car with people you don’t know, and come hang out with us on 9/7 for the inaugural service of Awestruck Church.  We start @ 10 am with Coffee and time to hang out.  Layden will kick things off around 10:15 with some of the best worship available anywhere on a Sunday Morning!  340 days of prayer and planning have all led to this moment.  I hope that you will join us.

Leaking out my Ears…

My mind is full right now!  I don’t know that my brain could handle one more piece of info or responsibility.  We are 20 days from the start of our new church!  Awestruck becomes official in 3 weeks!  Officially what, we aren’t sure, but we will officially be something very soon.  In my true fashion, I have waited till the last minute for a ton of stuff that has to get done.  I am thankful for the team around me that is stepping up to the plate and making big stuff happen!  We have, or will be getting most of what we need very soon.  Just a few more details to nail down with our location and we will let everyone know where we are meeting.  That is one of the unique pieces of our puzzle that God is putting together.  Most people find a place to meet and then plan around it.  We just kept on planning until we found a place to meet?  God has provided a perfect place only minutes off of Highway 85.  It is right in the middle of Eastern Guilford county.  It might be a school?  (Those are all hints, but I don’t want to give the name until it is official)  

I am pumped about every aspect of Awestruck!  Our children’s area is going to be insane.  The crew has worked so hard and Aubrey is going to do a great job leading.  Nate has welded me a custom podium to preach from!  Are you kidding me?  I have a one of kind podium that all pastors will be jealous of.  Steggy is getting our connections stuff together.  The ideas and creativity are flowing right now.  We truly are taking an adventurous approach to starting this church and having a blast doing it!  I will fill in more details over the next few days.

Collision, Impact…STRUCK!

9/7/08 @ 10 am a Collision takes place @ Awestruck!  What will you do when God impacts your life?  Thanks to this guy for the new video!

Check out all of Awestuck’s Videos HERE

“A Beautiful Collision” by David Crowder