Well, we've finally started the church. We had our first service this past Tuesday and it went really well. There weren't any other people there other than my family but the Lord ministered to us anyway and we're excited. Travis played the keyboard and I led worship, Dad gave a short devotion and prayed and it was a great time in the presence of the Lord.
The format of this past week is what we plan on doing for right now. Once we get people here we plan on doing a lot of drama and community outreaches. We have been talking for some time about what we want to do and feel like cultural relevance is one of the biggest hindrances to the church today- there are lots more but we'll start with that. My Dad of course, feels that at 60 years old he'll have some difficulty with the cultural relevance part but that's what we're here for. But being 60 and just starting is good too because there is a level of freedom that you have when you've got nothing to lose.
Travis has had a desire to do a sit-com with regular characters (a clean version of course) and Dad is very excited about that. There is a coffee house in Old Town Helena that has a stage and mics that we could possibly use. The ideas are flowing and it's great to finally be doing what we came here to do. The nice thing about starting your own church is that you can do this kind of stuff and you don't have to worry about old (and young) codgers mucking things up. There's nobody to complain about the "un-spirituality" of a sit-com. There are down sides too- like no salary- but that also means we have nothing to lose. We want to do community outreaches and do our best to think outside the box.
Life is exciting.