We will be hosting a joint service at our normal Sunday location (Chinook Elementary) with Pastors Darren & Bree Elliott and their entire C3 Church family as well as special speaker, author and Pastor of C3 San Diego, Jurgen Matthesius. While this is unexpected and short notice, it is a tremendous honor for our church family, one that YOU ABSOLUTELY DON’T WANT TO MISS!
Here’s some background as to how/why this is happening:
In November 2013, I travelled with Ps Darren to a C3 Conference in San Diego California hosted by Ps Jurgen at his eight year old, 1500 member, two campus church. The conference was excellent in every way, but my most profound takeaway was that the normal praise and worship sets were completely replaced with some of the most dynamic corporate prayer that I had ever participated in. My mind was blown!
The very next year, Ps Darren handed me a new book written by Ps Jurgen entitled PUSH - Pray Until Something Happens. I wasn’t surprised at how good it was because I had already witnessed the contents in action first hand. But now that it was in written form, much of its content became part of a greater ongoing conversation among our church leadership which then shifted our church family in significant life-giving ways.
In January of this year I travelled again with Ps Darren & Bree to Ps Jurgen’s (now 4 campus, 7000 member church) with our Elders. The prayer, speakers and overall download that our leaders experienced during those few days impacted us profoundly! Our hearts were supercharged with a renewed strength and vision to better mobilize our church to reach our community.
Last week, Rowena and I attended the Global Conference for all C3 Churches (530+ congregations in 63 countries with over 100,000 weekly attenders) in Sydney Australia. While there, we were especially honored as Ps Darren arranged an intimate sit down for us and Ps Jurgen. During the conversation he amazingly accepted an invitation to come and speak to our church family. This week he communicated that he is going to be in the area the weekend of May 20. After locking it in, Ps Darren and I quickly determined to rally our two church families for the big day.
As Church Family, I Am Asking You To Do The Following:
- BUY A BOOK - purchase a copy of PUSH and start reading it! They will be available for $10 at the Coffee Bar. You can also find out more about Ps Jurgen here - http://c3sandiego.com/meet-ps-jurgen-leanne/
- INVITE - this will be a phenomenal day to invite friends! Ps Jurgen is one of the most gifted communicators I know and your friends and family will be impacted! Additionally, Ps Darren’s worship team will be in charge of music that AM and they are amazing!
- ARRIVE EARLY - I’d recommend your arrival by 9:45 to get a parking space (utilize overflow parking if possible and as needed), a good seat and to be a part of welcoming and interacting with people as they come in, especially our C3 friends!
- VOLUNTEER & SERVE - we will likely have close to double our normal weekend attendance requiring more hands on deck in every department. Jump in any way you can. This especially includes our children’s department - with twice as many children in attendance, it’s going to be a special day for them as well. Be sure to join that team and serve well so our children’s experience can also be epic. For those outside of the main room, we will make video of the entire gathering available on line the following day.
This is going to be an amazing day! Thank you in advance for being all in!
Ps. Steve & Rowena