Monday, February 10, 2014

Redeemer Launch Day!

Saturday was our public launch for Redeemer Church. We have been working hard preparing for this day, and we are so thankful for how the Lord orchestrated the day. It's crazy to think that we are a real live church now :) I mean, we have been a real church for awhile, but something about launching actual services, open to the community, just makes it seem more concrete.

Mike and I got to the church early to spend time in prayer over the day. We have spent a lot of time reflecting over all that the Lord has done in the past couple of years, and we are so humbled for how He has chosen to use/grow/equip us in the process. Our core team showed up soon after, and everyone was in full set-up mode; we are so proud of how hard everyone has worked, and more importantly how they have sought to glorify Jesus as they serve.

Setting up chairs

Everyone helps...even the kiddos! :)

Setting up pipe and drape, the stage, and media equipment


Our awesome tech guy :)

Gathering to pray as a team before the service
Since we are "all hands on deck," we all get a chance to rotate through the kids ministry. It's also a great opportunity for some of our teens to help serve. We are so blessed with great classrooms, and we are thankful for the time and energy that goes into loving our little ones. Right now, we have an elementary school class and a pre-k/toddler class. As we grow, we have the opportunity to move into additional classrooms. We are still working through the curriculum, but we are excited about how the Lord is beginning to shape this ministry to our little ones, even now.
Coloring before the pre-k class starts

Trying to figure out the pack 'n play :)
Ready to learn about Jesus in the elementary class
We are so thankful for the friends and family that came to support us on this exciting day. Jesus was honored, the gospel was proclaimed, and our little church family could not be more ready to engage the rest of the city with the good news of Jesus.
Worship through music

Mike is doing a series called "We are the Church." You can listen to his messages here.

Look at my cute preacher hubby :) I am SO proud of him!

There are many praises from this weekend. Jesus was incredibly gracious to us, and we are so thankful for such a smooth launch. Please be in prayer with us as we are off and running!

And if you're in the McKinney area on a Saturday evening, come worship with us :)

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