Connexion Students relaunched on Wednesday night with Fuze. Our students did an amazing job of getting the word out and there were nearly double the number of people there, busting well over the 100 mark. There were tons of first time guests who got to experience it firsthand. We had a dj (Jon the Revalaytor) dropping fresh beats, inflatable bouncers (courtesy of Awesome Jumps) in the lobby, and I’ve never seen so many Chick-fil-a nuggets flowing freely like the land of milk and honey. (It was hard to resist those tasty morsels of heaven.) The student worship band rocked it out (thanks Rene!) and it was inspiring to be a part of the worship at full volume. Our Student Minister, Bobby Fraumann, brought the Word and 5 students took the step to trust in Jesus and give Him their lives! This was a huge night of victory for our Student Team. I’m so incredibly proud of Bobby’s leadership and all the work that the team did to make this happen. If you know of any students (grades 7-12), let them know that Fuze Students is the place to be on Wednesday nights.
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This morning, I went down to Holtman Park at the TXI Hunter Cement Plant just south of San Marcos where we’ll be getting together this Saturday morning (July 18th) with everyone who’s serving in a ministry through TCC. We’ll be getting together at 9:30 and staying until noon.
The park is very nice and shady with a small stage, a volleyball court, playground, horseshoe pits, grills, picnic tables, air-conditioned bathrooms ☺. It’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone. The kids can play while the adults grow in our leadership. I have some very important and exciting things that I’m looking forward to sharing with everyone there.
We’ll be bringing the hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cold watermelon. I’d suggest that you bring a lawn chair.
So plan on coming out to be with us if you’re serving on a team, if you’re thinking about it, or if you just want to have a great time with some great TCC peeps.
There are lots of things that I’m no good at. Really. In fact, if I were to begin to list them, they would fill the page. And no matter how hard I try, I’ll probably never be great at certain things, even things that I wish I could do. That’s okay. There are a few things that I’m very good at doing.
There are a lot of people wasting a lot of time and energy trying to excel at things they’ll never master. They try to shore up their weaknesses.
Why not instead be great at what you’re already good at? That’s one of the secrets to success. It’s about living the way you were made. You were designed to make a difference!
I am trying to learn to play to my strengths. The book StrengthsFinder 2.0 is a great tool to discover your design. Here’s what I found out about my personal top 5 strengths:
Belief: Believers have certain core values that don’t change. Out of these values comes a defined purpose for their life.
Maximizer: Maximizers focus on strengths as a way to stimulate personal and group excellence. They seek to transform something strong into something excellent.
Woo: Wooers love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They get satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone else.
Includer: Includers easily accept others. They’re aware of people who feel left out, and make an effort to include them.
Activator: Activators can make things happen by turning thoughts into action.
Do you know what you’re really good at? Then go for it!
Let’s say I want to get involved in a meaningful ministry in my church, but I don’t really know where to begin. What’s my first step?
At some churches, getting involved in a ministry can mean weeks of classes, or being approved by a committee. Not so at The Connection Church. We value on-the-job training. If you want to make a difference, you can jump in right away and get your feet wet. We call it “shadowing,” and it simply means that you can choose an area where you want to serve and watch how it’s done.
The easy process of passing it on goes like this:
- I do it.
- You watch me do it.
- I watch you do it.
- You do it.
This has been one of the most effective ways we’ve seen of getting people quickly involved in a ministry. After all, there are so many things that you can’t learn by sitting in a classroom. And lectures are a quick way to put out the fire that people have when they decide to step up and make a difference.
At TCC, we want everyone to have the chance to do something significant with their lives by being a part of a ministry team. If you want to find out more about the teams we offer, check them out here.
If you’re already involved with a team, who are you passing it on to? Do you have someone you’re mentoring? One of our key principles is: never do ministry alone.
Now is a great time to get off the sidelines and get into the game!