Help Keep the Momentum

As Pastor of Xcel Darlington last Sunday was a good Sunday. We saw 90 people in attendance. Not a huge amount of people, not even the most we have ever seen but I sensed a difference. Momentum.

If you are part of Xcel Darlington think about Sunday before Sunday and what you can do to help keep the momentum.

Here’s what I saw…
…expectancy. People getting to Church earlier, if only by a couple of minutes. It makes a difference in setting the tone of the meeting. Help keep the momentum by coming early, ready to worship and give God your best.

…people bringing people. You want to help keep momentum. Bring someone. Connect with people outside of a Sunday. Keep inviting, even when they say no. One day they might say yes. Xcel Darlington is a great example of what Church can be like and change a person’s perspective.

…the preaching series. Not to blow my own trumpet by I think this has helped to create momentum. People have plugged into the series and kept coming back for next instalment. Help keep the momentum by committing to be there for the next one and think about who it might help and bring them along.

…great teams. People loving people. Great people, serving, doing whatever it takes to make the Church experience the best it can be. Our worship team, our venue team – thank you for playing your part.

…you. Help keep the momentum by coming to Xcel Darlington as often as you can. I know from my own experiences that it’s not always easy but I believe God will honour you for it.

What will you do to help keep the momentum? Plus…don’t forget this Sunday is the last part of the ‘Destiny: Get Locked On’ series. 11am. Dolphin Centre, Darlington.

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One thought on “Help Keep the Momentum

  1. JULIAN THIS COMMENT WENT ON THE READING POST BY MISTAKE. WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON THIS ONE. HOPE YOU STILL GET IT.

    I always expect it, that when we are gone we will miss something magnificent!

    Ian and I had a wonderful chilled weekend in London, but you know there is that little niggle in my heart when I am away from Xcel and I know you are all gathering without us. It’s a good feeling in that I take comfort in knowing you will all still be there when we get back, ready to welcome us and find out about our trip. It’s also a bit of a sinking feeling that, I’m missing something (this might have to do with the 13th child syndrom).

    However, we chilled, regrouped, had a romantic meal in a fancy restaurant, focused, set some goals and cannot wait to continue the momentum with our family at Xcel. Full steam ahead, Xcelerate!

    We love being a part of Xcel Darlington and are so enthused about 2009. God bless you all and see you Sunday!!!!!!!! xo

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