Well, Easter weekend was amazing! Thanks to EVERYONE who played a part as we reached, taught and helped 1571 people. It was by far the most people ever to attend CBCB in one weekend. Four people accepted Christ (that I know of), and several rededicated their lives, asked about baptism, etc. It was amazing to see our teams all working together, and how smoothly everything went. That is what happens when people listen to God’s call, step forward and serve with excellence, passion and humility. It was very evident that God was working in and through every leader, volunteer and situation. Is it OK to say… it was just fun.
Of course, Easter is exciting and it’s amazing to see what God can do through willing, humble servants – but just like in the New Testament: the resurrection wasn’t the end – it was the beginning. Filled with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, the church went out and changed the world. That’s JUST what we are called to do! Let’s let this be a launching pad for us as God calls, directs and empowers us to go out and change OUR world. If God can reach 1571 people through CBCB – what is impossible?! (I think we know the answer to that one).
In a couple of weeks we’ll start talking more about CBCB’S VISION, and where God is leading us. (spoiler alert: it involves God directing and empowering all of us to do things that we are NOT capable of)
At CBCB we don’t take ourselves too seriously – but we take our vision VERY seriously. We exist to reach, teach and help people in Jesus’ name. Let’s let the resurrection give us NEW LIFE as we step out in faith to do what God is calling us to do.