Sunday morning as I was heading to the Rave, I didn't know what to expect. Everyone had been telling us that we would see half the crowd we had our first week. Minus all the out-of-towners that came to our Grand Opening that would have put us at around 100 people.
But, that's not what happened. People poured in - you could feel the excitement. And at the end of day, 240 people walked through the doors of The Net. We somehow managed not only to avoid a big dip, but see an increase. In part - I'm sure - due to last week's weather. In part due to the added press we received from another news article about the survey results and a radio interview with local host, Jeff Styles. But, I would say the biggest part came as a result of how touched people were by the whole experience.
Here's an excerpt from an email I received from one family in attendance:
"What an amazing encounter with God we had - a truly worshipful experience. There were so many things that happened this week that told us we need to make The Net Church our home. We have had the feeling all week that God has been speaking to us about making a decision to leave our comfort zone and follow where He is leading. Today sealed it for us. It has been a long time since I have been excited about going to church and I have never felt this kind of excitement. We brought two families of friends with us this week and they all loved it, as well. Can't wait till next week!"
Thanks to every volunteer! Thanks to all who came and came back! Thanks to God for allowing us to be a part of something so special!