20 July 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Church Hopping

One of the things I love to do in order to get ideas for creativity, see what else is going on that I can learn from, and just do some worshipping is visit other churches whenever I can. There is a short list of places I’ve been wanting to check out for a while, but haven’t had the chance to, and of course it’s next to impossible to visit on Sunday mornings when we have services.

So I’ve decided I’m going to be real intentional about scheduling some visits with the Sunday nights I have available fo the rest of this summer. A lot of them are filled up already, so here’s the plan for what’s left:

Sunday July 23 – Sandals Church
Rachel and I have some friends, Rob and Leah, who attend this church. We’ve been talking about wanting to hang with them sometime forever now, so we decided we should cruise out there to their Sunday night service and hang out with them afterward. Some of you may be familiar with this church also from their worship pastor Los’ blog. Been wanting to visit also after following his blog and hearing about all the great stuff God is up to there.

Sunday August 6 – ROCKharbor: Shark Club
This is a multisite venue for ROCKharbor that meets at the Shark Club in Costa Mesa. I always enjoy visiting ROCKharbor, and with my interest in checking out multisite venues and seeing how they work, I’ve been wanting to visit here for quite a while now. I’ve also heard all sorts of great stuff about the worship pastor there, Drew Bray.

Sunday August 27 – Mosaic Church
Another church I’ve wanted to visit for a long time but never gotten around to. Mosaic is very well known for a lot of their arts stuff (and for Erwin McManus, of course) so I’d love to see what they’re up to. I met a few weeks ago with their arts director, David Arcos, who gave me some great thoughts. Some other leaders in the arts and I should be going with David and mosaic up to their Artisan Retreat in the mountains the following weekend, so that should be a fun weekend to visit.

So that’s the plan for now. May change if anything comes up, but i’m hoping not. May even throw in an extra on a Saturday night or somethin. Would loave to go visit North Coast Church again with Rachel sometime. (Wow…i just noticed there’s lots of links in this post, huh? Have fun surfin! And I never did add part 2 of the North Coast visit. I guess I should get on that.)

If anyone wants to come along to any of those, let me know. The more the merrier!

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