Our new church campus got press!
So it begins...

Seacoast Church

Todd and I visited 2 multi-sites of Seacoast Church this weekend in Columbia, SC. The original campus is located in Charleston and we visited there back in May. We wanted to see how well the values, excellence, and the flavor of the original campus translated to the video venues they have started down the coast. They have 2 video venues in Columbia - East Columbia and Irmo. Both venues were terrific - each having their own flavor but very much displaying the DNA of the original campus in Charleston. The music and the service were great - the children's areas where top notch on both campuses. Todd and I have been overwhelmed from our first visit in May to the original campus to talk with Jason Surat who is on staff there to each of these campus pastors being so helpful and eager to encourage us as we start our church campus. We have never met such a large system of churches where everyone seems to be so "kingdom" minded about church planting (i.e. - non-competitive and so eager to be of any assistance). These 2 campuses in Columbia are about 15 minutes a part from each other! We start in 2 weeks with our preview service and Todd I are nervous, excited, stressed, prayerful, anxious, and all around geeked up about being a part of a new church campus on the Island. This weekend really energized us and also reminded us of the importance of trusting God. Proverbs 3:5-6 says "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct Your paths." That sums it up for us right now!