Tuesday night we had a great representation at our Newcomers Dinner. It was great to meet new people, and to see how a diverse group of people are interested in The Church at Indian Lake. Steve and Janeen Kohler were great host.
I really enjoyed David Stocker's preaching tonight. This guy was full of passion and was an excellent communicator. He is the first of several "home-grown" talents we are going to have in the next few weeks. I really like having different speakers on Wednesday nights for a few reason:
1. It gives people an opportunity to use their gifts.
2. It frees me up for more time with staff, church members and creative thinking when I don't have a Wdnesday night message to prepare. People or sermon prep? When it comes to Wednesday nights, I choose people
3. It provides different voices to the church.
4. People don't get tired of me. Seriously, my voice doesn't get too "familiar." No one is so good of a speaker that people can hear them 2 to 3 times a week without listening fatigue.
Tomorrow night is an important night for me - the college football season starts. I know that is a little silly, but I love college football. I am looking for the first upset of the year to be NC State over South Carolina on Thursday. Though I hate to admit this, I think Miami (Ohio) will beat Vanderbilt.
Speaking of football, Tailgate Sunday will be really great. David and I have a couple of sideline passes to film clips at Thursday's Hendersonville-Beech game. It should be fun to use the new camera on some gridiron clips.