We’ve been remodeling an old plumbing supply house in downtown Prineville to eventually become our new church facility.
Thus far we have completed demo, framing, and we are now doing rough in plumbing, hvac, and electrical. The plan is to begin drywall next week and to complete the project by the middle of March and to have our first service on Easter (March 23rd).
By then we should be thoroughly broke…
Here are some photos of the project
This weekend Calvary Chapel of Bend hosted a worship conference with worship leaders Terry Clark and Dave Morrow.
Now I will be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of Terry and Nancy Clark’s music. I think they are great people with a tremendous heart for Jesus. But as I listened to him teach about worship I realized that I don’t need to love somebody’s style to be edified by their experience.
The conference was called “The Heart of Worship.” Both Terry and Dave did a great job of communicating the heart of worship…when the heart of the one leading worship is right everything else will flow naturally from that. Worship isn’t just about music…music is a part of worship but worship is the essence of all we do (Romans 12:1-2).
After the conclusion of the conference this afternoon, we reconvened for a worship concert this evening for which our worship band opened for Dave Morrow.
I know I am probably a little biased but our worship band ROCKED!
Not only were they super tight musically but they displayed an amazing humility and sincere heart of worship. I sat in the back like a proud parent watching our young worship band allow the Lord to flow through them to blow everyone’s socks off.
I don’t know if it’s right to be a “proud pastor” or not…but I was proud of our guys (and gal) tonight.
Our worship leader Stewart White and I have been working together for over two years now. He and I have a great relationship that has been built through many “Monday morning chats”
You know the one’s that start with…”so what did you think of the services yesterday?”
Sometimes my timing isn’t very good, my tone is irritating, and my suggestions are stupid but he listens because he’s humble and teachable. We work through stuff…we argue…we fight…we laugh…and through it all God has developed a very strong relationship that He is using to minister to the people of C4.
Stewart I know that I can be hard to deal with sometimes…like when I woke you up the other morning on your day off.
But I want you to know that you and the band are doing an awesome job and that I’m proud of you!
We had an awesome service at church last night. Great worship…a time of celebrating communion and then we opened it up for people to use their gifts (1 Cor. 12:7). It was cool to see people step up to share words of knowledge…words of wisdom…prophesies…and praying for one another.
As a pastor it really gets no better than this.
Pastors if you are not giving your people the opportunity to do this you are really missing out. It’s easy to say “we are open to whatever the Lord wants to do” but are we?
That’s not the missed opportunity I want to confess to you however…
I love new stuff.
It is natural to be enamored with new. If you’re like me you love new clothes…new jeans with an old look. A new shirt to go along with the 30 others that are hanging in the closet (sad but true)…a new watch…new shoes…just talking about it makes me want to go shopping for something new!
I know I sound like a chick.
Don’t worry though I love to kill stuff and my truck has big tires with a lift.
I’m part metro…part redneck. It’s a real wierd combination but that’s how I roll.
Metroneck…if this term becomes famous remember you read it here first.
Michael Newnham of the Phoenix Preacher did an article about a ministry to the homeless and needy, that we oversee here in Prineville, called The Oasis.
Thank you Michael for taking the time and space on your blog to give some props to this important ministry.
You can read the article here