- The atmosphere was SO much better than last week, both physically and spiritually.
- We had 94 people today. Up from last week.
- We launched 6 new LifeGroups today. I can’t wait to see people get plugged in.
- The sermon was WAY better today. Well, at least that’s what I’m told.
- Worship was good again today. We had one small train wreck, but we laughed it off. No big deal.
- We met a bunch of new people today. Mostly college age. I love that!
- 3 people came because of our Facebook ad!
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I wanted to let you all know that we’re going to be rolling out some new small groups (aka LifeGroups) this Sunday at RCC. Although gathering together to worship as a large group is important and exciting, we know that most of us desire more than just a Sunday morning experience. Most of us are looking for relationships and a way to grow in our faith. I think the best way to accomplish that is to live life together outside of Sunday mornings. So, this Sunday check out the new LifeGroup signups on the back table!
- We set up starting at 7am. We finished with plenty of time.
- We showed up and the building was toxic with fumes from concrete sealer that was applied the day before. Several of us got nauseous before we got the building aired out.
- We had 74 in attendance today. Down quite a bit. Maybe because of Griz homecoming?
- Worship was good. Jamie nailed it when she shared why we worship.
- The sermon was flat. At least I thought so. I’m starting to wonder if it wasn’t the fumes.
- We met several new couples today. It was great getting to know them.
- Giving was about twice what it was the last 2 weeks.
- We decided we really need to launch our small groups. People are hungry for more.
We’re trying something new at RCC this week. We’re going to encourage people to ask the pastor questions by texting them during the sermon. At the end of the message, we’ll take about 5 minutes to answer a few of the questions. This has been wildly popular at Mars Hill in Seattle, and it allows for a two-way conversation of sorts during the service. Since we’re a new church, I’m sure people have lots of questions. We’ll see how it works and let you know!
We had another great turnout yesterday with 111 in attendance! Since we didn’t have our usual group of helpers from Lewiston, this wasn’t a bad turnout at all. In fact we had a number of 1st time visitors that we got to meet and we had a great service overall. We had a new drummer and keyboardist who look like they’re going to be a part of RCC, and several others committed to helping setup and breakdown next week. God is good!
158 people!!! Wow is about all I can say. There is nothing bad to report. It was all good, almost like a dream. I want to thank everyone for praying for us today. God showed up. I’m too tired (in a good way) to say much more, other than “I can’t wait till next week!”.
If you are visiting our website, I want to say welcome and please consider coming to our official grand opening that we are calling “Launch” on Sunday, Sep 7th @11am. We’ll be meeting at the City Life Community Center on 1515 Fairview Ave.
We’ve been dreaming about, praying about, and planning for this very day for almost 2 yrs now. Although no church is just about a single event, this is a very significant day for River City Church in Missoula. We are literally expecting hundreds of first time visitors to come to our Launch to see what RCC is all about.
Our services are not very traditional. Rather, they are more like an energy drink. We try to pack as much excitement and energy as possible into as small a time period as possible. We’ll start with some coffee, do a high energy music set, and finish off with teaching that we think is relevant to today’s generation. We’re going to try and do all of this within a 1 hr time span. We’ll also have a nursery available for kids up to 2 yrs old, and activities for children aged 3-12.
So come on out and bring the whole family this Sunday. We’ll be waiting for you!