Xcel Darlington: The Big One

Been having some great Sundays throughout MASSIVE MARCH at Xcel Church Darlington. Loved that we have had the whole team across, bringing the word, encouraging us to go for it and really stretch out for growth.

So, Xcel Church Darlington. Are you ready?

This Sunday is THE BIG ONE.

We have set an audacious goal to get that studio room filled with 120 people. Together we can achieve it. It’s gonna be absolutely incredible too. History making for Xcel Darlington. Spread the word, be bold and courageous, ask someone to come. What’s the worst they can say?

This Sunday we start a new series…TURNING POINTS. Really looking forward unpacking some stuff from some turning points that individuals experienced when they met Jesus. Stuff we can learn as Christians that will help us help those around us come to a turning point with Jesus. After all, I guess that’s what many of us want.

People do not need all the answers to come to Xcel Darlington.
People do not need to be sorted before they can come to Xcel Darlington.
People do not need to change so they can come to Xcel Darlington.
Everyone and anyone can come. Just the way they are!

Get excited. Pray. Join with me in fasting on Wednesday & Thursday. Believe for a great weekend. To see peoples lives changed. For some of your friends to discover Jesus is more than they thought He was. To find out that Church is different to how they remember it.

Are you ready?

Massive…If You Dare

Massive March continues. Pastor Chezz is coming to Darlo. Don’t miss out. 11am @ the Dolphin Centre.

Massive March is not just about growing Xcel – although that’s what we want. It’s also about growing ourselves. 1 year on…we can be MASSIVE…if we dare.

Dare to believe.
Dare to pray.
Dare to dream.
Dare to invest in yourself.
Dare to bring.
Dare to invite.

Xcel Church can make God famous. Make God MASSIVE in this region….IF YOU DARE.

Do you?

Seek God…Work Wholeheartedly [Day 25]

Reading the Bible is great. Loads of familiar friends and then the occasional verse that seems to jump out from nowhere. 2 Chronicles 31 tells us about King Hezekiah. He did right in the sight of the Lord. One phrase describing how he did life intrigued me as well as encouraging me that maybe I’m doing the right things in my desire for breakthrough…

‘In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.’

Prosper=seek God+work wholeheartedly

To be wholehearted toward something is to show unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm. In other words ‘GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT!!’

On reflection, until fairly recently I probably did this…seek God but not work, or alternatively work but not seek God. It’s encouraging to see that it’s as a combination results are produced. Having made a statement of faith on Sunday at Xcel Darlington about seeing an increase in numbers throughout MASSIVE MARCH I am more determined than ever to SEEK GOD + WORK WHOLEHEARTEDLY so that Xcel Darlington will prosper.

How about you? Ever failed in this equation? Are you giving it all you’ve got?

Xcel Darlington: 1 Year Old

Can you believe it…one year on. Xcel Darlington is coming on strong. Time flies when you are living out your God-given purposes…and having fun along the way too.

We are on the brink.
We are ready for a breakthrough.
We are ready to celebrate our achievements – thank God for where He has brought us to and we are excited about where God is taking us.

Calling ALL Xcel Darlington partners. DON’T MISS OUT THIS SUNDAY. It’s going to be amazing.

MASSIVE MARCH will commence.
Let’s make it as BIG as possible.
Don’t just pray for growth…let’s bring people too.
Let’s see people’s lives impacted by the gospel.
Let’s get people talking.
Let’s challenge some thinking.
Let’s be Church like they never expected and mess with some preconceived ideas.

Tell us…
what has been your favourite moment?
what has been your favourite preach?
what would you like us to talk about during the rest of 2009?

The Final Installment

This Sunday we conclude our Team Church series. The Team Church adventure continues.

Calling all Xcel Darlington. We are in Central Hall this week so let’s pack it out. Let’s ALL be there. Ready to break some records, to have some fun, to continue the Xcel Darlington journey.

Winning teams display certain qualities. They cannot be taught. One is a choice. One is created. Together they can keep a team moving forward, overcoming obstacles and collecting victories along the way. Want to know what they are…well I’ll tell you…


Get the message out. Make a call. Tell everyone you know. Let’s get everyone to Xcel Darlington this Sunday and together we can make God famous. It’s going to be fun. Are you in? Who will you bring?

All this talk of team church launches us into MASSIVE MARCH. A month of breakthrough and growth. Of dialogue. Declaring the Gospel. Starting conversations and seeing new people at Xcel Darlington. Together, each one of us playing our small part, we can make a huge difference!!