Last night we had our Simply Worship at church. It’s just a night to worship, take communion and pray. Simply Worship has been an event that has literally been a window into the soul of our spiritual growth as a church. When we first started this event, I can painfully remember about 8 of us worshipping in a rented sanctuary with a shoe-string worship team doing their best to keep up the energy as 16 eyes starred back at them. It was what it was. And now, looking back, I am so grateful for those times. It represented who we were back then and now how much we have changed.
Yesterday we had 83 people packed into our auditorium worshipping their God. The front row was lined with kids from 6-10 years old. They weren’t goofing off or coloring. They were worshipping right with the rest of our church. They were matched with the rows of teenagers, raising their hands, praying, and finding their place in the story of God. The rest of the room was filled with adults in different stages of this Christian life. All ages, all stages, and all loving the adventure of being on the journey of Jesus.
I love that our “baby” church is growing up. I am like a proud mother watching this group of people define what will set them apart and how they will take the mandates of the Bible and make them real in their lives. The growth of our church has never been dictated. It’s this beautiful, organic, and pure growth as people come face-to-face with their Savior.
I can’t wait to watch the future unfold for the Coffee Church. It’s a bright one with a firm foundation. Let’s change the world.