Weekend Thoughts

  • Really enjoying being back from vacation and now in the pulpit for the 2nd weekend in a row.
  • Loved kicking off our new series, My Bad Church Experience!!!
  • So many guests!!! Appears we had a great response to our postcard mailer!
  • From what I have heard ALL 3 NIGHTS to the All In – ALL ACCESS event are FULL. I am sure we will discuss today about how to make more room for those who have yet to get their pass. Stay tuned for details.
  • One of my favorite weekend stories was a couple who visited last weekend and brought friends this weekend.
  • Communion is always a special moment of worship – so thankful to be a part of a church family where I get to experience that!
  • Our volunteers continue to amaze me!!! Thanks for all you do!!
  • So thankful for such wonderful friendships that exist in our church family. I love seeing people love people.
  • Another great story from yesterday – a guy on our men’s leadership team came up to me after church to introduce me to his friend who was visiting. He said his friend wanted to sign up for our small group. After I told the guy where he could go get his friend the book for the study, he walked off to retrieve the book. I was standing there with this man’s friend and I asked the guy how long they had been friends. The man responded and said this was his first weekend visiting and the two had just met today when the other guy turned around to the row behind him after church was over and introduced himself to the guest. WOW!!
  • How about this one – one of our elders walks up to me and introduces me to a gentlemen and let’s me know that his friend is visiting for the first time. I asked how they knew each other. He said they had just met in the lobby.
  • Saturday night after church our family went out to eat with one of our elders and his wife. The elder asked me if I had met a guest by the name of Robert. I told him that I was only able to shake his hand and say hello. The elder then proceeded to tell me about the conversation he had with Robert.
  • When people reach out to guests it makes a world of difference!! It can literally change a persons total experience.
  • Everyone can be a friend to new people!!!
  • Simply introduce yourself and ask, “So how long have you been coming here?”
  • Groups start this week – make sure to connect in your group!!
  • Beach Baptism is coming up for those who are interested in be baptized! If you would like more information or to register just click here.
  • I love what God is doing at Parkview!!!
  • Have a tremendous week!

Already talking about the weekend!!!

First, let me say that I have been overwhelmed with the number of you who have contacted me about how much you were touched by Ed Gibson’s sermon this past weekend! Ed and Bonnie are dear friends of Denise and me. They are also dear friends of our church and love coming to Parkview.
As much as I am thankful for this past weekend, I am ecstatic about what we are going to be experiencing this coming weekend!!! For weeks our team has been planning numerous ways to make this Mother’s Day the best ever for every mom in our church. I want to encourage you to do everything you can to get your whole family to a weekend worship service this weekend!
One last thing, I am going to venture way out and take a major risk this weekend on the message. I will speak on a subject that I am not certain anyone else would tackle on Mother’s Day weekend. In fact, you might want to come Saturday night – I may chicken out after delivering it once! Can’t wait to share what the Lord has laid on my heart. Looking forward to Life Change!!!

Weekend Rewind

  • My heart is full of joy and praise!!!
  • Not even sure where to start
  • Here is a great place – Everything I need is mine as a result of the gospel – WOW!!!!!
  • We had several people receive Christ as Lord and Leader in our services this weekend!!!!
  • Colossians is indeed Shady Maple!!
  • The Savior and his redemptive story is supreme and superior!!!
  • Communion was indeed a celebration of the gospel.
  • Thanks to our leaders and students who were involved in leading us in worship this weekend in Palm Coast.
  • Our 3 service schedule in Palm Coast is working well – a special thanks to all those who are coming on Saturday night!!!!!
  • So many guests again this weekend – it really is incredible to think about the number of people to whom we are blessed to minister !!!
  • Really wonderful to also watch our St. Augustine campus reach so many new people.
  • Thankful for the great leaders God has blessed us with in St. Aug
  • We had 18 in our new members luncheon today – wonderful people joining us on mission!
  • Thanks for praying for our friend Gary Wimberly, pastor of Maranatha Baptist Church in Millville, NJ.
  • If you serve at Parkview, thanks for helping us guide people to Life Change in Christ!!!

Midweek thoughts just because

  • Just got alot running through my mind and needed to express it somewhere:)
  • Yesterday was a hard day and today was a terrific day – days can just act that way sometimes!
  • God was God on both days!!
  • Thankful for my wife!!!
  • Took the month of January off from running – a couple old man injuries. Looking forward to starting to run again in a few days
  • Our new series #AliveParkview is blowing my mind!!!!
  • Our new 3 service schedule is working real well!
  • We keep growing – had over 1,000 the last 3 weekends
  • Success is measured in stories but each number represents a life that has a story to tell!
  • PLEASE come to church on Sat night if you can. Last week we had 230 Sat night!!!
  • Group Life is off to an AWESOME start.
  • One group had no other place they could meet so they are meeting in my office and had 30 sign up – NO my office is not that big!!!
  • So many people doing Group Life.
  • We need more leaders
  • DNOW is this weekend. They had more teens sign up than they thought they would – good problems!!
  • Thanks to all the leaders and host homes!!!!
  • Thankful for our elders, staff and leaders! What a team!!!!!
  • Invite someone to Parkview – you will be glad you did & so will they!!!
  • Meeting a ton of new people these days.
  • One of my favorite lines at church is still, “Pastor let me introduce you to….”
  • Love pastoring Parkview!!!

Weekend Rewind

  • So many thoughts racing through my head!!
  • How does our worship team pull it off weekend after weekend! Such a tremendously committed group of volunteers who work so hard to bring their best worship to lead us in worship!! Thx to all who serve in media, band, praise team, etc!!!
  • Enjoyed Get Connected with 20 wonderful people yesterday!
  • Our new series, Out of the Shadows, hits so close to home for all of us.
  • Our new service schedule has worked well.
  • Our 9:30 and 11am service were within 5 of each other in total attendance.
  • Sat night attendance has been up significantly the last 2 weeks. If you can come on Sat night it sure helps us out on Sunday!!!!
  • Group Life was busy with alot of new people connecting in community!!
  • A special thanks to those who shared about our upcoming trip to El Slavador. Love seeing our church invest themselves in our global gospel!
  • So many great things coming up for our students!!!! Make sure your students are involved!!!
  • If you are not serving actively on a team NOW IS THE TIME to jump in – join us on our mission of Life Change!!! If you want to serve email jessica@parkviewlife.com right now.
  • Looking forward to a great week!!!

Weekend Rewind

  • Sure was great to start a new year with our church family!!!
  • Really excited about our new series, Out of the Shadows!!! The Lord gave us a great start!!
  • Loved meeting a whole bunch of guests!!
  • Thanks for all those who serve in the Welcome Tent!!!
  • Thanks for everyone who goes out of their way to look for new faces and make them feel warmly welcomed!!!
  • We are blessed with great staff, leaders and volunteers!!
  • During the services today I was able to walk around and peek in some of the kids rooms – WOW!!! Our kids are getting some incredible love and teaching!!!
  • Looking forward to the Solid Rock men’s conference on Jan 23-24.
  • Guys, get signed up now!!!
  • Click here to register for the men’s conference.
  • Our students have some great events coming up – be sure to get your students involved!!!
  • D-Now weekend - check this out
  • But Winter Jam comes first and if you love awesome Christian music then click here to find our more.
  • Thanks to all who serve the students of the church!!!!
  • Our new service times seemed to work pretty well. A special thanks to all those who chose the 9:30 service. It was our largest service of the weekend and that is a good thing. Most guests will choose 11 for a first visit – so having a little more room at 11 is good.
  • Please remember to help us by sitting closer to the front when you arrive and by not sitting on an aisle where people will have to climb over you to get a seat.
  • Sat night had almost 200 – If at all possible please attend Sat night if it works in your schedule. Just think you can sleep in on Sun!!!
  • Love what God is doing at Parkview!!!
  • If you are not serving anywhere then join us in our mission of Life Change!!! Email jessica@parkviewlife.com – she will help you find your sweet spot!
  • Have a great week!!!!
  • Invite someone to come to Parkview next week!!

Weekend Rewind

  • So many thoughts about the weekend!
  • LOVE what God is doing on both campuses!!!
  • Nothing seems more kingdom minded than when each campus is ecstatic about what is happening at the other campus!
  • Our staff did a great job in creating a wonderful experience for all of us in this series, A Different Kind of Christmas!!
  • Shawn Welcome hit a grand slam – love that guys heart for God!!!
  • I was thrilled to speak at our St. Aug campus today. Got there early – stayed late – went to eat lunch with friends.
  • Chad, Jenni and the amazing team around them are really seeing God at work!!
  • Looking forward to Christmas Eve services!!!
  • INVITE SOMEBODY – neither of you will regret it!!!!
  • Really appreciate the message Pastor Kelly brought this weekend. Loved the message of hope!!!!
  • So THANKFUL for all the guests we have on both campuses!!!!
  • Let’s be friendly and be a friend!!!! Look for people you don’t know and make a difference!!!
  • Already looking forward to Group Life after the first of the year!!!
  • Jan 4th we go to 2 services on Sunday morning in Palm Coast – 9:30 and 11. We are doing so for a few reasons: It will give us about 20 minutes between services instead of 5 minutes. It will help with check in, traffic flow, kids drop off, lobby space, and fellowship time. It will also allow us to have 2 service time that start in the “prime time slot” (“experts” say that prime time is considered from 9:30-11) so we will book end that prime time instead of only having as we currently do one service that falls in that time slot.
  • All of us will need to do our part in helping make as much space for our guests. Meaning – we can sit on the aisle and cross our legs and cause people to have to climb over us to get to their seat. We will also need to allow our ushers to effectively do their job in helping us use our space most effectively.
  • INVITE someone to Christmas Eve!!!!

 

Weekend Rewind

  • So much on my heart – so much that could be said.
  • This week was the week of the volunteer. I would imagine that collectively over 1,000 hours were invested in ministry and service.
  • Living Nativity welcomed a couple thousand people to experience the true meaning of Christmas.
  • The sets continue to improve every year, the crowds grow, our church family braves the cold temperatures and serve with a sweet spirit – in the end Christ is glorified!!
  • I can’t over emphasize just how hard so many of our people work!!! Thx!!!
  • Wise Men Gift Exchange is nothing short of POWERFUL!!
  • I arrived just before we opened on Sat and was deeply touched by all those waiting in line outside and then I walked inside and saw all the volunteers just waiting for the opportunity to share the love of Christ.
  • Hundreds of children will be blessed with Christmas gifts because of WMGE.
  • Thanks so much for investing!!! Your time and toys went a long way in making such a difference for so many families!!
  • Our food pantry was also open this weekend and served 61 families.
  • A number of people serve faithfully all year long – our food pantry has blessed so many!!!
  • Emmanuel’s Closet hosted a private event for a battered women’s shelter. From what I heard it was a very moving experience.
  • It is hard to believe everything that the incredible people of Parkview pulled off over this past weekend.
  • A special thanks to the staff and leaders that led the charge!!!
  • On top of a phenomenal week, I really enjoyed our gathering for worship this weekend.
  • Special thanks to Living Song who came with much talent and a strong passion to worship our great Savior!!
  • Our Different Kind of Christmas series has been celebrated on both campuses.
  • LOVE what God is doing in St. Augustine!!!!!
  • Parkview is an AMAZING place- a special place – a place that Loves God and Loves people!!
  • What a nice opportunity it was to give every volunteer a Christmas gift this weekend!!
  • I am out of words to adequately describe the work of God at Parkview.

Weekend Rewind

  • LOVE weekends at Parkview!
  • Went to bed last night after a 12 hour day – it was a good wore out feeling.
  • ABSOLUTELY NOTHING beats seeing people follow Christ as their Savior!!!!
  • Loved seeing people trust Christ and then come to the tents to get their Bible!!
  • Each person has a story of God at work in their lives – love hearing some of those stories!!
  • To follow up our weekend services with a baptism event last night was awesome.
  • Love seeing people identify with Christ in Baptism!!!
  • Loved seeing one spouse baptize another and loved seeing parents baptize their children!!!!!
  • Life Change!!!!
  • Looking forward to our all staff meeting today – Embracing God’s dream for the next 2 years!!
  • Our volunteers were amazing this weekend!!
  • So many people are so faithful and that makes such a difference!!!
  • Have an awesome week!!!!

Weekend Wrap

  • WOW – WOW – WOW!!!
  • So thankful for all that God is doing at Parkview!
  • Love the ridiculous generosity – helping almost 100 families with Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Concluded a great Get Connected luncheon series with some wonderful new friends. If you are new to Parkview and would like to join us in “door #1″ then be sure to sign up for our next Get Connected (info@parkviewlife.com). In the 3 luncheon series we will share our history, mission and values.
  • Our current series, The Counselor, has been absolutely amazing!!! So many lives being changed!!!
  • In 17 years of ministry I don’t ever remember having 3 weekends in a row like we have had over the last 3 weekends – so many God moments!
  • One of the huge blessings is the number of new friends that God is sending our way!!
  • Whatever you do make sure you plug in and join with us as we serve our city during the Christmas season. If you would like to join us by serving in the Living Nativity then click here and sign up right now.
  • A special thanks to our choir, band and entire worship team for leading us into God’s presence and helping us celebrate Him!!
  • I hope you have an incredible Thanksgiving week with your friends and family!!
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