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The Unknown

?So, we’re less than 18 hours away from the official LAUNCH of New Way Church. Big breath in. Exhale. Again.

What’s going to happen? Well, here’s what I don’t know:

  • How many people will come?
  • How many people will be glad they came?
  • How many people will come again after tomorrow?
  • How many people will learn or experience something that will transform their lives in some way?
  • Will we have enough parking?
  • Did we rent too many chairs?
  • Is our advertising effective?
  • Is my sermon any good?

Actually, I could keep going. And going. And just thinking about it gives me heart palpitations.

But here’s what I do know:

On Sunday, February 27th, from 10 to 11 a.m., our little community will worship the Lord. With few or many people around us, we will turn to Jesus Christ as God, as a Human, as our savior, and He will be present. I have no doubt. I also know that whatever happens, He has already foreseen it, and has made plans and provisions so that good will come out of it.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

Lord, I pray that you will strengthen me and calm me and hold me up and lead me forward. Let me be your servant. Please make me whatever you need me to be so that people can see you in a new way. I’m a broken, flawed, limited person, but I know you can use that. Help me help others. And if at all possible, make it fun, too. :)

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Libraries

Q: By what process(es) do books get onto library shelves?

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New Way Church Has a Logo

Yep, it’s official. New Way Church in Austin, TX has officially adopted a logo. Head on over to the New Way Church website to have a look!

New Way Church is online

Here are four five ways of following the developments at New Way Church in Austin, TX:

  1. Bookmark our website: NewWayAustin.org.
  2. Subscribe to our website’s feed: feeds.feedburner.com/NewWayChurch.
  3. “Like” our facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-TX/New-Way-Church/134013309972335.
  4. Follow our twitter account: twitter.com/NewWayAustin.
  5. Subscribe to our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NewWayChurchAustin.

All four are in the early development stage–especially the website. But in the coming little while, you should see them all bloom into great sources of information and inspiration!

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Major Objectives

This plan covers the first four years of the program. Years 1 through 3 cover the “infancy” phase of the congregation up to the end of outside financial support. The first year (“Year 0”), which is laid out in more detail and is broken into three phases (Prelaunch, Launch, and Postlaunch), centers on the activities during the “birth” phase necessary to ensure a healthy start to the congregation.?

Prelaunch > LAUNCH > Postlaunch > Year 1 > Year 2 > Year 3

[This is from the Launch Plan for New Way Church in Austin, TX. Yesterday: Launch Team / Core Group. Next time: the Calendar.]

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