The Week In Brief(s) (8/2/09)

Every Sunday I’m sharing a recap on some of what happened that week. It will be quick (in brief) and I’ll write in my underwear (in briefs). Here ya go:

1. Spent last weekend in Dayton, speaking at Southbrook Church.

2. Monday met with a woman who has been working on the Strip for about 20 years. She was very helpful and gave a super interesting perspective on things.

3. Had my Management Team call on Monday. I have a GREAT Management Team. It way way more helpful than I even would have imagined.

4. Just started a discipleship group with two guys on our Launch Team. We had our second meeting on Tuesday.

5. We had several churches and individuals make new financial commitments this week. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Seriously, God is so good and is totally providing for us.

6. We found out that the location we were hoping to use for a non-Sunday, evening service is probably out. Poop! Now we need to find a new location…

7. We found out that we aren’t going to be able to do the Preview Services we were planning for the Fall and Winter because the theater won’t let us meet until we’re doing weekly services. now we’re trying to decide what events we could do to replace the Previews. Any ideas?

8. Met with a bunch of people on our Launch Team to do “ministry interviews” where we’re trying to help people find where they’re going to serve at Verve.

9. Continued working on getting the list of equipment we’ll need and starting to get quotes on prices.

10. Met with potential new people for our Launch Team.

11. I think we’re going to have three first time people at our Launch Team meeting tonight! (2 people aren’t going to be able to make it tonight, and 2 more still haven’t moved to Vegas yet, but we should have 22 adults, along with their 3 million kids, at our meeting!)

12. Worked on planning out our first year of message series.


1. Please pray that the new people joining our Launch Team feel welcomed and loved and really jump in.

2. I’ve asked if all of you can dedicate a day (maybe fast?) or a half day or an hour to praying for us between August 3 and 13, and I really think if we all do, we’ll see God respond in an amazing way. For more on this, check out this post.