Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Sunday we had the largest turn out to date for Kidstuf. The good thing was that it was all also our best execution of Kidstuf! We had Darth Vader, a Jedi Knight and four sheep. How can you go wrong with that combination? We have had consistent visitors to this fall and I'm looking forward to what God's going to to in the new year when we begin each of our entry environments weekly.
We have our final Adult Worship Experience of 2008 this Sunday and then a Family Christmas Program on Dec 21st. We are taking Dec 28th off to give the staff and volunteers time to be with their families over Christmas. Yep, at a time when many churches in our area are stepping it up with large Christmas productions we're shutting down. Part of our philosophy is to do 'more with less'. We believe putting on a huge production once a year is side-ways energy. It would reduce the excellence of our weekly environments as a lot of people and resources would be funnelled into a big production. So instead of putting one on I'll be sitting in at least two of them with my family in area churches.

So what is your take on Churches doing Christmas productions? I don't claim that this philosophy is the only right one... but it's one we feel God is leading us in. What do you think?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cornerstone Simi Valley

Cornerstone Simi Valley had a write up this morning in the Ventura County Star. The author of this article is a little quirky but gives an interesting take on a relevant church with outside eyes. At the end of the article he makes a sweeping statement about his generation (I'm guessing he's a boomer.) Do you think he's right? Do you think that the younger generation today for the most part is not as selfish?