This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Our past two Sunday gatherings have been truly refreshing to me. For one thing, Jake Steffes has been selecting our music, and he has done a great job of not only picking songs that […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: November 4 & 11, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review What an incredible Sunday we experienced last week! Not only did we get the weekend started right with our Volunteer Refresh event on Saturday evening, but the whole weekend we were blessed to have […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 28, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Music http://grooveshark.com/playlist/2012+10+21+LCC+WORSHIP/78537924 What made the music for this past Sunday extra special and extra refreshing for me was that Jake Steffes took the lead on planning the setlist and coordinating the band practice. I […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 21, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Message On Sunday, I started a brand new series of messages I’m calling “f.i.g.h.t” to cover the five skills you need to handle any kind of conflict that may come your way. This is […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 12, 2012
This is part of a series of posts aimed at supporting and encouraging the volunteers of Lafayette Community Church. Sunday Review Before I report on this last Sunday, I need to apologize for not putting out a report for the previous week. I have no excuse other than I let myself get too busy with […]continue reading LCC Weekly :: October 7, 2012
During my message yesterday at Lafayette Community Church, I made reference to a couple psychological researchers who made presentations at the TED conference regarding happiness and freedom and choice. The two researchers are Dan Gilbert and Barry Schwartz. Linked here are the videos where they explain the results of their research: Barry Schwartz, The Paradox […]continue reading Overheard in yesterday’s sermon…
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I just discovered http://bigcontact.com, and I’m posting it here so I remember it.continue reading Big Contact Podcast Player
* 13 people were baptized.
* 3 children were dedicated.
* 152 people were in attendance.
* $2500 (roughly) was donated.
* 59 people signed the Community Commitment
* 8 people signed the Associate’s Commitment
In our new church effort in Lafayette, I set as a goal from very early on that we would attempt to do everything we could with excellence, and though we have had some hiccups with our children’s programming and with our music, we have been consistently high quality with our printed materials and with our […]continue reading Professional Sunday Morning Video Presentations
Our Easter Sunday service was an incredible success! We had the joy of meeting in the Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette, and nearly 100 people gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the anniversary of our church. Media from the morning will be posted soon, but I thought you might […]continue reading Easter was a Smashing Success!
So I’m embarking on a redesign of our church website… Our current website has been in shambles for a while now http://thesouthsidechurch.org and I haven’t taken the time to really fix it. However, there are a few things I want the site to accomplish: Have an attractive, fast-loading initial page that communicates friendliness and “contemporary-ness” […]continue reading Church Website Redesign
On Sunday, I challenged my congregation to join me for a competition of spending time in the word of God. I called it The Southside Church God-Time Competition, and here are the simple rules: At least 10 minutes a day with God, every day. Time with God means something is read (from the Bible), something […]continue reading Game On! Announcing the SCGTC
For the second time in our brief history, Southside Church will change our Sunday morning meeting place. We started in an elementary school. Then we went to a Junior High. So where would you think we would go next? That’s right! The Holiday Inn! Actually, it’s the Holiday Inn Select: City Center here in Lafayette. […]continue reading Southside Church is Relocating!
The second week of our WHY campaign got quite a bit more meaty as we discussed the heart reasons for believing in God and touched briefly on some of the head reasons for belief in God. Listen up and give me your feedback!continue reading 036-02 Why Should I Believe in God?