I’m thinking that the future looks promising. Nearly everyone who hears about Discovery Church has a positive response. This labratory we call Discovery is producing a lot of new “discoveries”. Have I said that word enough….discovery. In a couple weeks we’ll have our first baptism in the parking lot of the high school right after service. It promises to be pretty interesting. ECU students are moving back to campus in less than a month and we’re planning on teams of people helping them move into the dorms. New small groups will be starting in September and hopefully the city will run it’s adult flag football league and we’ll field a few teams. The long range future has us starting another church before 2008, opening a house or apartment complex that provides a rent-free place to stay for husbands who are separated from their wives but willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage, and at least one small group in every neighborhood in Greenville and Winterville.
I’m also thinking that ministry is funny and I wish somebody would have told me about all the ‘stuff’ I’d have to learn about like lease agreements, video editing, updating websites, constructing stage props, making church portable, blogging, all kinds of audio tech stuff, personnel management, hiring/firing, how to ask for donations, how NOT to ask for donations, flannelgraphs and how to back a trailer up. Didn’t learn any of that in seminary….maybe they just should have taught us how to delegate.