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We asked Greg to share his heart about One Prayer.
What are some of the great things God is doing in your church?
God is continuing to give us opportunities to reach more people for Christ, which is encouraging to me as we celebrate our 20th year as a church. This month, we will open our 13th campus and will be using an “all-video” model. This will be our first campus with video worship elements. It’s an experiment that we have wanted to try for a while as it broadens the ability to open campuses in smaller more rural communities. God is also using our study of the book of Luke to really help people become fully-devoted to Him. We have been a largely “topical” church for 19 years, but over the last year I have found that studying a book of the Bible for a concentrated time has really been beneficial to our teaching team as well as our church. We kicked off the new year by joining LifeChurch.tv (via video) and had Craig Groeschel teach on the Authority of the Bible.
Why are you excited about participating in One Prayer?
The multi-site video approach has really changed a lot about how church is done. It has broken down barriers to growth and I think it has been a good thing for the body of Christ. However, one thing that has concerned me is that there could be some unhealthy competitive juices flowing as we see another church as an “opponent” that may could come into “my town”. I think that One Prayer will help in some ways to squash that as we remember that we are all on the same team, serving the same God and using the same resources as effectively as possible to reach more people. I am also just pumped to get to have some of the speakers come to Seacoast for free!!!
What is your one prayer for the Church that you will be teaching on?
“Lord make us obedient.” I’m going to look at the story of Peter’s miserable fishing trip in Luke 5 and what it took for him to come to “but because you say so” obedience. God used a “no fish moment” in his life to teach him the rewards of passionate obedience. I hope it will help all of us to recognize those moments in our lives and make the right call.