This Sunday, North County is having its "Vision Sunday." It's important at least once a year for a church to be reminded of what it's doing and why. Our facility limits us to four services on Sunday mornings, so we are packing up for a day and moving across the street to the California Center for the Arts—a stunning facility that holds 1600 people. I'm secretly praying (ssshhhh….) that God will draw 1,000 people for the first time in NCCC's history. If not, that's OK, too. But, it would be an awesome thing to experience for our church. If you're in the area, the assembly is at 10am. Afterwards, we're filing out into the adjoining park for a reeeallly big picnic.
God has blessed North County more abundantly and more quickly than I could have imagined even in my most faith-filled day-dreams. For that, I'm so thankful. We would covet your prayers for this weekend. I'll be wrapping up the "Radiate" series by preaching from an awesome text:
"You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:13-16
Vision has been described as a "preferred picture of the future." That's what this Sunday is about…it's about God's preferred picture of the future. I'll have an update Sunday night or Monday.