Unleash 2010

I’m in Anderson, South Carolina, for NewSpring Church’s Unleash Conference. It’s an intense, one-day event crammed full of a NewSpring experience.

I came last year and enjoyed it, although the breakout sessions were hard to appreciate due to cramped rooms and lack of space. But God spoke so loudly to me and others in our group during the main sessions that it was an excellent investment of time and resources.
Half of our staff is here, with a big group of awesome friends who serve in amazing and diverse ways around PCC. The other half of the staff is home, feverishly working on all that’s needed to prepare for our first service in our first permanent facility on March 14th.
Crazy times.
Perry Noble leads NewSpring and will be the speaker for both large sessions tomorrow. He sent out instructions to read Genesis 34.1-29 and the first six chapters of Joshua to prepare for tomorrow’s first session.
I just finished. You gotta love the Bible – sometimes it’s so raw that it’s hard to believe that it’s the inspired word of God with relevance to our lives. Tonight’s reading included rape and lots of circumcision – along with some awesome works of God.
I can’t wait for tomorrow; I know God’s gonna move. Something’s gonna get unleashed…

Marriage Is Work


God’s not looking for us to say “I’m sorry” and then keep repeating the same sin over and over…He’s looking for us to be broken, repent and cry out, “I don’t want to live this way anymore!!!” – Perry Noble

We visited NewSpring Church last Sunday, checking out their satellite location at the Florence Civic Center. It was an interesting adventure, seeing how a group of passionate and fully committed folks come together to office a worship experience using technology and a lot of smiles.
I went to check things out in the light of PCC’s future endeavors.
I left powerfully impacted by the message of the day.
If you are married, I want to encourage you – no, let me say I want to beg you to watch the message that Perry Noble preached last week. You can log on to their site and literally go to church. Skip through the music if you are short on time (but it’s brilliant and worth whatever you have to set aside – you will worship!)
If you are married, you need to hear what Perry has to say. It’s from the Bible. It’s true. And it matters. If you’re not married, it still matters – for your future, for your friends, for your family.
For me, it’s personal.
I hope you’ll watch. Go here to see Message #5 in the series Five Lies of the Devil.