It’s Getting Exciting!
August 30, 2007, 3:31 pm
Filed under: Church

I am so looking forward to C3’s future. What God has in store is just incredible. I went out and toured the theaters again today where we will be moving and the potential for doing worship in a very unique and meaningful way is exciting. The potential to reach people that would never think of stepping into a church is unbelievable. To think that 160,000 people live within a 5 mile radius of Regal Cinemas, Waterford Lakes is amazing. God is getting ready to blow us away with how He is going to move in East Orlando. There is a lot to do but I believe we are all up for the task at hand. It will be exciting to connect with people and in turn connect them with Christ. After all isn’t that what C3 is about? Connecting the Community with Christ. It’s definitely getting exciting!


Jury Duty 3 The Final Duty
August 29, 2007, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Personal

This is the last jury duty post. No, I did not get to sit on a jury. I got to the courtroom and the stinkin criminal did a plea bargain so the jury was not needed. So it was a boring day and I did not see the astronaut. But I should feel good because I did my civic duty. I am covered now for a year, at least.

Jury Duty 2
August 29, 2007, 9:36 am
Filed under: Personal

I am sitting here waiting to be called for jury duty. I have brought 2 books with me to read. I have not opened them up because I was actually hoping to be called early so I could experience sitting on a jury. I have been called for jury duty 2 times before but I have never been seated on an actual jury. At least they have a cyber cafe where you can jump on a computer and surf the web. That’s another reason why I haven’t opened my books yet. I also haven’t seen an astronaut in diapers yet. Although I am still holding out hope.:)

Jury Duty
August 28, 2007, 12:30 pm
Filed under: Personal

I will be doing my civic duty tomorrow. I have been called for jury duty. I have been complaining somewhat about this but I know it is part of living in the greatest country in the world. And if good people don’t get involved in the Justice system then what kind of justice will there be? God is in control in every aspect of our lives so there is a reason why I have been called for jury duty tomorrow. I just wish it could have been last week, then I might have had a chance to hear testimony from a jealous female astronaut that likes to wear diapers. Oh well you have to keep a sense of humor about things.

Monday Morning Thoughts
August 27, 2007, 8:14 am
Filed under: Church

Monday,it’s Monday. Mondays are kind of a let down. It is seems in my life everything builds toward Sunday. When Sunday is over it’s like a deflated balloon. The good thing about Mondays is that you can look back at Sunday and smile. You can not help but smile when we had a Sunday like yesterday. I had the privilege to call about 10 new families yesterday who visited us for the first time. I got to personally talk to about half of them. Everyone had positive things to say and told me they would be coming back. It’s unbelievable how God is moving. The many lives that have been changed is so worth it. I watched the videos of new people in the message and was blown away. As Pastor Byron asked yesterday, “Would you go back?”, I can say with pride absolutely not. God is moving in a fresh way at C3 and I am just thankful that I can be a part. It is truly ONE life at a time and just like the Gnarles Barkly song, it is truly CRAZY!

Thank God For Our Pastor!
August 25, 2007, 5:45 pm
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It is Saturday evening and I am looking forward to tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is Sunday of course and we have another chance to reach out to those that are walking into C3’s doors. I was just thinking about how blessed that I am and the rest of C3 to have an awesome Senior Pastor like Byron Bledsoe. I am proud to call Byron my Pastor and my friend. I see his drive and devotion to reach the lost no matter what it takes. My friend and brother is not afraid to make the tough calls and take the hits for those calls because he knows that reaching people is worth it. Pastor Byron knows that we have no choice but to do everything in our power to reach the 86% of the Metro Orlando area that do not even go to church. That is why Sundays are so important. Pastor Byron looks at every Sunday as a Superbowl Sunday. I thank God for that kind of devotion and drive to reach people. So it’s Saturday night and Sunday’s on the way. I pray that tomorrow as we talk about the number ONE, that God will touch someONE and that He will change lives tomorrow. Pastor Byron, I thank you for your devotion to God and to the your Call. Your enthusiasm and drive are infectious. I think it might even be a little crazy! Remember to pray for and encourage our Pastor!

The "Way Forward"
August 23, 2007, 8:52 am
Filed under: Church

I was just thinking this morning of what might be in C3’s future. Our one goal at C3 is to reach the lost. With that being said I can see a day when we will be able to reach so many unsaved and un-churched people it will be hard to keep up with. There are hundreds of thousands of un-churched, unsaved people right here in Orlando. What a mission field. I can envision that one day C3 will be a ministry with ability not just to reach East Orlando but the entire Metro Orlando area. It will be awesome to support the community in many ways to make an impact, just like Pastor Byron was talking about on Sunday.

You might ask, what our measuring stick or our success barometer is? Well let me tell you, it is CHANGED LIVES. Lives that are given to Christ. Lives that Christ alone can change. It is already happening. The people that pray to receive Christ on a weekly basis is just incredible. It is only going to get better. It is like a snowball rolling down hill. The life change that we see now will happen more and more as we continue to Connect the Community With Christ.

It is exciting to be part of a ministry that is totally living the Great Commission. I am thankful that God has placed me in C3 Church. I am so looking forward to future. Not to cheer a success but to know that C3 will make a difference in eternity to the many lives that come to know Christ and are saved from eternal destruction. To coin a much used phrase as of late, it is the “Way Forward”, no turning back.