Anything worth doing requires we get into the trenches. Down in the mud where it’s a lot of work to just move forward, let alone feeling like you’re making progress. This was the week we jumped into the trench at The Station Church.
We had technical issues, set-up challenges, gear failures, personnel shortages…all the things that become a distraction to the ‘why’ we are doing this. In the end, it’s not that you have struggles…it’s how you manage them and if you push through.
Our team did a great job working through the obstacles…grabbed a quick breath and then hit reset as we jumped into the Worship Experience. I was encouraged by the tenacity and grace with which everyone moved through the morning.
Over the years I’ve encountered my fair share of these days when everything just seems difficult. They aren’t always fun in the moment, but knowing that we can overcome a rough day is what helps build confidence in the team to tackle the next challenge we face together.
Ultimately we were thrilled to see 6 people respond as we considered needing God’s grace and forgiveness in the area of personal relationships and sexuality.
With 50 people in our main Worship Experience and 10 in the Kids Station, our numbers were definitely down this week. Starting a new church takes faithfulness, a quiet determination and perseverance. This is where we are for the moment and this is what it’s like being down in the trenches. Not every week may feel like a huge win, but we’re on a journey together and this is God’s mission for us as we work to see people respond to God in our world.
Have you had weeks where everything seemed to be difficult? How did you respond?
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