Engage This Sunday Evening!

Only FOUR more days left until "Engage" and I'm getting excited!  Hope you are.

"Engage" is taking place (for those who may not already know) this Sunday November 23, 2008 at 7pm at Guthrie Public School in Oro (Line 5 and Hwy 11).

Over the past week or so I have been thinking about "Engage" and the real meaning of it.  Why are we holding a night of worship and communion together?  Why is this important for a church that is truly focused on serving the unchurched?

My thoughts really lead me back Jesus' prayer for believers in John 17.  He prays that we may be brought into complete unity with each other so that we can then go together and let the world know that God sent Jesus as a demonstration of his love and desire for his people to be one with Him.

This Inspires me in a HUGE way.  I am excited to join with our Connexus family and worship together, pray together, and have fun together.  I am excited to take the time to worship God together as one body of Jesus followers.  However, I am not more excited then when we get together on a Sunday morning, and here's why:

I really believe in our mission.  To do church for the unchurched.  I am really excited to strive for excellence on a Sunday morning, for the music to be creative and inspiring, and attractive to those who may not normally be attracted to church.  I really believe our worship together on Sunday at "Engage" is a fantastic starting place for us.  It's wonderful to be unified in worship and I think God really wants that, but I also believe it doesn't stop there.  I believe worship is so much more than singing together, I believe we are worshipping God when we get up at crazy hours on Sunday mornings, haul trailers, set up the children's environments, lift the insanely heavy staging and rock out on stage at 8:30 am!  I believe "Engage" is going to be one part of the puzzle as it encourages us through song, God's word, and togetherness to keep on doing what we are doing so well… Telling our communities about our incredible Savior.

Just some thoughts I have, I'd love to hear yours.  I can't wait to be at "Engage" together!

see ya soon!



  1. Doris Schuster says, November 23, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    I'm very much looking forward to tonight. I've missed having evenings like our "Impact" that we used to have, and this new idea sounds very inspiring. See you all at the "Engage" event! And Thank you Andy!

  2. Robert Currie says, November 29, 2008 at 8:25 am

    I've been looking for follow-up posts and comments for the Engage event held at Guthrie School. Are their any and if so where are they?

  3. Carey Nieuwhof (Connexus Community Church) says, November 29, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Bob…thanks for asking. It was a great night last Sunday night. It's an occasional thing we do…haven't scheduled the next one yet.

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