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036 WHY: Life's Biggest Questions Front Page Lafayette Lafayette Community Church

WHY Campaign

For 6 weeks, we will be exploring the six biggest questions in life.

  • Why am I here?
  • Why should I believe in God?
  • Why should I trust the Bible?
  • Why is the world so messed up?
  • Why is there such conflict between Science and the Bible?
  • Why Jesus?

It’s going to be a powerful program combining dynamic Sunday worship experiences with casual but deep discussion groups. I’ve been looking forward to it for 3 months now!

In many ways, I’ve been thinking of this 6 week campaign as a re-launch of the church. During the summer, our attendance went down quite a bit, but now that school is starting up again, I’m really hoping that we can get a jump-start on this new year by launching this campaign.

I want every Sunday service to be a real event. More than that, I’m really eager to see us take the life of the church to a new level. Here are my personal dreams for the campaign.

  • That we would get more than 50 people solidly involved in a small group experience.
  • That our Sunday attendance would double.
  • That all our volunteers and campaign directors would be encouraged and excited all the way through.
  • That the campaign would launch us full speed into the Fall.
  • That we’d get a solid small group thing happening combined with memorable Sunday gatherings.

These things are so doable, and I believe God can easily accomplish them all. I’m eager to see it!

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Productivity Experiment #2

I wasn’t really satisfied with my first productivity week, so I’m going to do it again this week. And I’m feeling more intense about it. There’s one major thing coming up in the life of our church that is prompting me to get more productive and it is our WHY campaign. To hear what I have to say about that, click on the link.

Anyway, because I have such high dreams for the WHY campaign, I’m really motivated to get a lot accomplished this week. Here are the big things I want to accomplish:

Church Goals

  • Get my sermon outlines for the next two weeks done by Wednesday
  • Get my sermon for this week completed by Friday.
  • Create a script for the entire morning.
  • Recruit some people for a small group at my house
  • Recruit some people for a small group at the Skylight
  • Make phone calls to 50 households
  • Mail promotional post cards
  • Get an ad in Saturday’s paper.
  • Meet with Greg, Kyle and Josh to continue our triad discipleship group.
  • Pray, pray, pray.

Personal Goals

  • Apply for server job at 4 restaurants.
  • Spend fun time each day with family.
  • Have Saturday 100% off!!
  • Post a blog entry of some kind every day
  • Have my neighbors over for dinner.
  • Get all the family financial records up to date.
  • Re-Install Windows on the kids’ computer. (Is that really necessary?)
  • Set up a home asterisk server to save us on phone charges (all true geeks will know what asterisk is).

What do you think?

So how much of this do you think I can accomplish in one week? Am I shooting too high? Do you think it’s even possible to get this much done? I don’t think I’ve ever done EVERYTHING on my to do list in one week, but it will be interesting to see if I can.

Let me hear what you think. What do you accomplish on your most productive weeks?

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