Posts Tagged ‘ Stoney Creek ’

21 Days of Prayer for Our Big Move

As we prepare to move the location of our Church Services we are asking you to join us in prayer.  Each day we will be united in prayer about a specific thing that leads us to Easter.  This is a great way for your family to be part of what God is doing through Awestruck.

Let’s pray big prayers and trust Him as we move forward.

1 John 5 : 14  And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 15  And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.
21 Days of Prayer:


16 Pray for at least one lost friend to invite to Easter Sunday

17 Pray for all the work in the theater to be completed on time

18 Pray for all the administrative and financial needs of the renovations to be met

19 Pray for unity and peace among the staff

20 Pray for wisdom and guidance for the staff

21 Pray for the leaders of the ministries of Awestruck Church

22 Pray for the volunteers at Awestruck Church

23 Pray for God to open hearts to the Gospel in the town of Gibsonville

24 Pray for the leaders and public servants of the town of Gibsonville

25 Pray for the business owners in the town of Gibsonville

26 Pray that God will use Awestruck Church in a big way in Gibsonville

27Pray for the new families that God is going to bring to our church

28 Pray for God to give you an opportunity to invite a friend to church

29 Pray for pastor Josh and his family

30 Pray for pastor Mike and his family

31 Pray for Tyler and his family


1Pray for Erin and her family

2 Pray for Erin as she leads her team to minister to our children

3 Pray for Tyler and the band who will lead the church in worship

4 Pray for Josh as he prepares to preach to the church

5 Pray that lost people will find the saving grace of Jesus Christ

Our First Service

All the sleepless nights and stressful days were well worth the effort as we celebrated our first service today at Awestruck Church.  I was thinking as we finished our set up how much of our stuff got done at the last minute, but you would have never known it this morning.  Yesterday while setting up the bulb on the projector burnt out and we did not get the sound system to the school until late last night, so all that had to be set up today.  Our location was not secured until about 9 days ago.  We just chose to laugh and enjoy the adventure.  Other than the fact that I emailed Evan the wrong scriptures for my message, the service went off without a hitch.  It was almost scary how smooth everything went!  I didn’t feel like I ever got into a good flow with my message, but that will come with time.  It is more difficult than I imagined to switch from set up and maintenance mode into preaching mode.  Layden flat brought the house down with our worship.  It was a bit loud (even for me) but the music was incredible.  A new sound system combined with a new setting will take some time to dial it in right.  They played two of their original songs to open and close the service.  The last song was “Hear me Loud” which was very fitting.  🙂  We had a great crowd this morning at Eastern Guilford Middle School.  It was a very diverse group of people.  It will take us time to sort through all the info cards to figure out how everyone found out about Awestruck, and next week will tell how many folks show up for a second time.  The fact is that the real work has just begun.  This is the part I have been waiting for.  Loving people and connecting them to a genuine community so they can encounter Jesus.  Here are some pics of Awestruck’s first service.

I think I Might Throw Up?

This blog is about honesty!  Me giving the world a glimpse into my life as a husband, father and church planter.  I love to write about how incredible the church and the team are.  I would rather tell the world of our long term goals of seeing thousands reached by the love of Jesus than expose my inner most thoughts and fears.  However, if I am really honest about how I feel right now with only 18 days until Awestruck becomes official…I am feeling uneasy.  My stomach has been in knots, my mind is moving faster than my body can process, and I am an emotional mess at times!  It is not easy for someone like me, that likes to make plans and stick to them, to continually walk by faith with nothing more than a promise to hold onto.  I get anxious about everything going right on our first week.  I wonder if anyone other than my family will even show up?  That being said, every time I have felt this way along our adventure of planting Awestruck, God has shown up and done some insane things.  I have posted many blogs about what God is doing through my weakness.  We are at a place right now of not being able to afford all that we want.  We don’t have all the resources we hoped to have by this point?  BUT, we have most of what we need to get started.  Perhaps the greatest thing about not starting with all the stuff we wanted is how it continually forces us be more dependent on God.  It is bringing out the creativity of our leadership team to make much out of little!  Money and resources have come from some surprising places.  People have stepped and given to support what God is doing through Awestruck.  I can’t wait to see what God has in store for Eastern Guilford County!

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

So Close I can Smell it!

We are getting so close to the start of our new church!  It is exciting and frightening to think that we will be official in 74 days.  I cannot wait to see how Awestruck actually plays out in real life.  It is as if we have been living in a dream land these last 7 months as we planned and brainstormed about what the church should look like.  All I can tell you is that if half of our ideas and dreams come to fruition then Awestruck is going to be incredible!  God is already doing some huge things and proving that He has called us to this adventure.  Our team is pumped and our resources are falling in place.  We are down to the nitty gritty details of this deal.  Putting flesh on the vision has been the most enjoyable part so far.  Our leadership team meetings have become more intense.  Their is a sense of urgency that has taken our team to the next level!  I love meeting with those guys, they inspire me.  At times I can’t take it and I just do this:

Awestruck is coming 9/7/08!

Awestruck Podcasto is on the Air

This is the first installment of the new Awestruck Podcasto.  Just a little teaser of things to come.  Enjoy!

Links…not like a chain, but kind of?

Awestruck does not have a location to meet for church, but we have many locations all over the web.  This is a list of places you can find us all over the www:

YouTube Channel…new videos are being added all the time.  You should subscribe.

Facebook Group….join us if you like

Myspace….we love new friends

Website….seems kind of boring compared to myspace, youtube, and facebook

His Scars to Our Scars….a ministry for depression and suicide founded by Steggy

Layden…the best band on the planet!

Evan Shaw Blackerby….you should buy his new CD!

Josh’s Myspace…lot’s of pictures of the cutest kids on the planet

Please take some time to check these out. Become our friend or subscribe to keep up with everything going on with Awestruck.


Don’t Watch This!

Just don’t watch this….unless you really want to?  

Ready or Not, here we come!

Ready or not, Awestruck is coming!  I can’t wait until September.



Where do I fit?

Cool Expresso MachineTonight was an incredible meeting with our launch team!  We began the process of discovering where everyone fits into this journey.  I got so pumped as each person shared their passions, desires, strengths and talents!  The puzzle is actually coming together in ways I would have never imagined.  Each person brings something completely different and useful to Awestruck.  I am so thankful for each person on our team.  I went down to evaluate two locations for our coffee shop today.  We mentally sketched out the layout and design of each place.  We have two excellent choices to decide on.  I love it when God intervenes and takes you from having nothing to having to make a choice.  There is nothing more exciting than dreaming and planning for the vision God has placed in your heart.  I am discovering everyday that we are right smack dab in the middle of God’s will, and He is doing some amazing things!