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Read this post at Tony Morgan’s blog.  I am still processing through some of it, but I found it to be very, very accurate.  What are your thoughts on it?

more staff = fewer volunteers

lack of planning = financial challenges

more meetings = less ministry

unclear vision = packed ministry calendar

packed ministry calendar = volunteer burnout

same methods = same results

Read more of them on Tony’s blog. Good thoughts or not?  What do you think?

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Today we celebrated Communion together. I love to partake of the Lord’s Supper with my church family.  It is always  special time, and today was no different.  We purposefully set a more reflective atmosphere.  We started out with a slower, yet powerful choir song and we also only used an acoustic in our music today.  It was a nice change to make, and went with the atmosphere we were trying to create.  It was a very nice service and there was quite a buzz about the service afterwords. Now, on to the setlist!

Choir Special – Reveal (way to go choir!)

Baptism (It never get sold seeing people take steps towards Christ)

Drama –  A short skit on prayer (Everyone did a great job!)

  • The Wonderful CrossMason/Reeves/Tomlin/Walt/Watts
  • At The CrossHudson/Watts

Special Music – The Old Rugged Cross (Lesley did a fantastic job!)

Message – Part 1 (Our pastor spoke about the meaning of Communion today so that our new people knew what we were doing)

  • Nothing But The BloodLowry
  • Once AgainRedman

Special – Lead Me To The Cross (one of my favorites! Wonderful job Randi!)

Message – Part 2

Time of response and receiving the elements

Offering

  • How Great is Our GodTomlin

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this week!  We have more than we deserve not only in possessions, but as recipients of God’s love and mercy also!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

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Today was the last day of our Missions Celebration, and it was a great finale!  I am so proud of all of the people that were involved in making everything happen over the last several weeks!  It is such a blessing to work with such creative and talented people!  We had a lot of elements involved in the service again this week, including a dance by some of our kids as the grand finale!  I will try and post a video if the dance later.  Here is the set list and order for the week:

  • Glory To God ForeverBeeching/Fee
  • Mighty To SaveFielding/Morgan

Choir – End of the Beginning

  • A New HallelujahSmith/Smith/Baloche

Video intro for speaker

Speaker: Jerry Thorpe (former pastor of Crossroads Fellowship in Odessa – Jerry preached a terrific evangelistic message.  We had several raise their hands to give their lives to Christ.  That NEVER gets old!)

Offering

Drama finale – Won by One (Written by some of our own people)

I want to says thanks again to all of our people that were involved over the last several weeks to make our missions celebration such a success.  It took all of you using the gifts you have to make it all work!  You are awesome!

I am looking forward to wrapping up the Missions Celebration next week!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

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Week three of our Missions Celebrations was absolutely a wonderful day! The energy and excitement that we had last week carried over to today and was just contagious. Everyone that was involved did such a good job! Way to go Glenville peeps!  Here was our service schedule for today:

Choir – Pass It On (Tommy Walker tune)

Testimony about giving to missions

Video intro and drama – written and directed by some of our own people!  (Way to go team, and thanks Ludwigs for heading this up, you are doing an awesome job!)

Special Music – By Our Love (Christy Nockles) (Great job Randi!  It was beautiful!)

  • God Of This CityBleakley/Aaron/Comfort/Jordan/Kernaghan/McCann

Bi-lingual special (since we focused on a Hispanic field this week, out Hispanic pastor and worship leader did this for us)

  • Your NameBaloche/Packiam

Message – Jim Smith from BBFI missions office/Missionary to Ecuador

Time of response

Offering

Video promo for Guest Services team

Glory To God ForeverFee/Beeching

I am looking forward to wrapping up the Missions Celebration next week!  This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.

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Today was the second Sunday in our Missions Celebration.  A couple of quotes that stuck out to me were these: “Missions exists because worship does not; ” and “Missions will end, but worship will never end.”  Those are not statements that belittle or make missions less important.  in fact, I think that those statements actually make missions even more important.  After all, the goal of missions is to make worshipers of God.

As far as our setlist goes, we had a wide variety of elements involved in the service.  It all flowed really well!

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  • All Because of JesusFee
  • Let Everything ThatRedman

Choir – Our God Saves (Baloche)

  • Glory To God ForeverFee/Beeching

Video intro to drama

Won by One Missions Drama (Written  by a couple in our church.  This will be a reoccurring drama for three weeks. Great job by everyone!  Thanks Fred and Patti!)

Special to end the Drama – Yours (Steven Curtis Chapman – Ashley, you did great!)

Message – Jeremy Jones

Offering and announcements

Baby Dedication (seem to be doing a lot of these lately!  That is always a good thing!

What a great day today!  It was nice having everyone in the auditorium together in one service!  That always brings extra energy and excitement! This post is also part of Sunday Setlists at Fred McKinnon [dot] com.