After the whole airport fiasco (4 hour delay), I finally arrived to the Friday gathering. I walked in when everything was finished and the people were fellowshipping together. People were getting ready to go ACCESS Afterhours (a time of food, fun, fellowship, friends… you get the picture). We ended up splitting into two groups and I ended up going to the one that was a little off campus.
Before heading out to the Afterhours, I was helping the band move the equipment. It brought back a lot of memories from the 1st year of the church in Ann Arbor. I was telling these guys that the exciting thing about the first year of the church plant is that EVERYBODY gets involved, even the lead pastor – no pastoral privileges here!
We ended up eating some buffalo wings and other snacks before we started the games. The games were hilarious! It is amazing how a single game can bring so much laughter to a group of people. When everything settled down and people were slowly leaving, I was just on the couch reminiscing about the night. It brought back a lot of memories from my college days – when I had to move the band equipment and then going to these gatherings where we ate and played games all night.
I am so blessed to be a part of this church plant. I know lives will be transformed and a new generation of people will be raised up to fulfill the Great Commission. I wouldn’t trade this for the whole!