Love that platform. As a man, it’s been an honour to litterally lead a team of guys to build the sisterhood platform week in and out for a year as a first year college student at the Hills Campus. I’ve been able to head up the production teams and play on the platform in my last year or so here at a student, but nothing gets me more than just seeing the every day spirit of our women in our church work and live out who they are as how God has called (and calling) them to be.
More than just a stage, it’s a platform that’s gone beyond the four walls of this house to influence the lives of men, women and children for the cause of Christ.
I’ve been privileged to play my part to help build it.
I think I’m gonna put a band together using JUST people who’ve served/serve in production at church and call it “Production Crew”. Some might think it lame, but I like it. It’s unpretentious. We’ve got some wicked undiscovered talent and I wanna make these guys known before I leave.
Also other possible band names include:
Those above band names were just made on the fly in a free flow write, just to show you how potentially weird I really just might be.
Love Today - (ah! There’s another band name)
The tension: How much of other people’s opinions do you want to dedicate your leadership around and how much do you need to say, “ya know, I gotta go with my gut”. Tricky.
Man, I love 2 Corinthians 8. Those Macedonians really are amazing. Go Titus, Paul and the church of that time! What a way to set an example, even a couple thousand years later.
Take away verse that I love is
2 Corinthians 8:11-12
11 Your heart’s been in the right place all along. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. 12 Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands.
Tonight we celebrated and gathered together for the last time. What had started out as an idea among strangers developed into what’s now know as “theproject” (theproject.hillsong.com) among great friends.
I tried my best to make friendly conversation to people this night, but it’s hard when you know you won’t have them much longer. The immense love and respect makes it hard to speak casually to people. Philippians said it best about launching back into the unknown…
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. 7 Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
8 Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. 9 Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Here’s to an amazing past and present that I love and cherish launching me further into the destiny God has laid out before me!