Fresh Start 2009

6 Jan

So, we just had our first Sunday of 2009! I am thrilled to get the chance to be part of leading NCC throughout this next year. I’m convinced that we’re really onto something!

In 2008, our congregation grew from about 150 regular attenders to 300+ regular attenders. I know that God will continue to make this group grow because we are a congregation that places the needs of people over programs. We want to be known in the Chicago suburbs as a group of people who love each other AND the people outside of the walls of NCC…and we want to do it well.

We have experienced a ton of growth in the 20’s and 30-somethings, and we are serious about meeting people where they are…so, we’re starting newcomer small groups in February. This will be a way for newcomers to get to know Brandi and me, but more importantly, to get to know each other. We all want to be known, and this is just one way to help people make that connection.

Anyway, there is much more to come, and I’m so excited to get to be a part of it.

Peace to you all in 2009,



One Response to “Fresh Start 2009”

  1. Tom Schori January 8, 2009 at 2:50 pm #


    I certainly know why your attendance doubled during 2008. I’ve listened to each and every one of your sermons.

    Wow! The Holy Spirit is working though you mightily. It was no wonder that your attendance on Christmas Eve was greater than ever before in spite of the bitter cold and ice.

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