Sunday, January 4, 2009

10 Awesome Moments at DPC 2009

God has blessed me with an amazing church. Perfect...well no, but amazing yes. This month has reminded me that we are a church that is not satisfied with where we are at....I remember last Christmas and what DPc looked like then. 50-80 on Sundays, loud muffled music, curtains on the roof, kids in teacher's classrooms, set and take down each week, lighting was a struggle, volunteers were a struggle...but it wasn't all down in the dumps. Lives were changing, and Jesus was being worshiped but we all knew we needed to take some risks in order to reach more see that's one thing we will never be satisfied with. We can never reach enough people. And if you look at our world you would see that most people need to have an encounter with God, so there is a seemly unlimited number of people to reach...(sorry to ramble)

This year has been amazing....we moved locations, and I have started seeing lives changed...which is the reason we are here as a church...

I am going to be sharing some awesome moments that I felt were huge for us this year!!!!

1# Philip's leadership to get us into the Parker Road Campus!!!!! You may not know this but He almost singlehandedly searched for locations to move to and prayed hard over each possible location. When Parker Road came on the scene we went to the Rockdale county zoning committee to get a special use permit....well a few of us showed up and expected a quick yes...thanks. We got a big fat recommended "no." (not enough parking)...we were all floored and Philip probably the most. We had a little under a week before the final city counsel meeting where the recommendation would be taken or not. Philip spoke with every city counsel member, he spoke with business around us, he worked up papers, worked out parking issues and shared it with all involved. He gathered a large group of church members to come and sit in at the meeting. Mayor Randy Mills and the rest of the guys saw that we worked it out and saw fit to not take the recommendation and thus we were able to meet where we are now!!!!! prayer and an attitude that didn't say no God couldn't over come that....Good job dude.

More coming!!!!!!