Thoughts on life, leadership and the movement called the church by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thinking about some coming series...

I don't usually think much about anything beyond the coming Sunday. Seriously, I'm just not wired that way. I honestly wish I was.

But in order to be the best we can be - in order for us to rise to the level of excellence that truly is our very best - I have to do just that. I have to see more than one coming Sunday at a time. I'm not good at it, but I am learning.

And the truth is that I'm pretty excited about some coming series. I'm pumped about the one we're in right now, by the way. This coming Sunday, you are in for a real treat. My friend and fellow church planter, Tommy Adams, will be at PCC. Tommy planted Amelia Community Church. I promise you, you don't want to miss a chance to hear him. He is a killer speaker. He's going to blow you away!

The following week, on July 4, Dennis Green will be the teaching pastor. I'm also very excited about Dennis, who in an experienced and dynamic speaker. There is no doubt in my mind that Dennis will bring you a message to remember.

Beginning on July 11, we start a 4 week series that will be called something like "One". We thought we could help everyone by giving them something they could really achieve - a serious milestone - with relative ease. There are four books in the Bible that are just one chapter each - Philemon, 2 and 3 John, and Jude. We're going to talk about one each week, learning the practical teachings of the Bible, and we're going to encourage everyone to read all four books in four weeks - something that can be done in an hour, total. (By the way, I think we should all read the Bible for a few minutes every day, but some folks are intimidated by it, so this will really help them.)

In August, I am SOOO excited about doing something we've never done before. I am very good friends with 3 other church planter/pastors: Jeff Boggess from Atlee CC in Mechanicsville, Mark Jenkins from Mountain View CC in Culpeper, and Hank Brooks from Coastal CC in Va. Beach. Last summer, we started batting around the idea of rotating. Each of these guys is a great communicator, but we all have our own unique styles, too. I'm looking forward to being in each of their churches, but I'm also excited for you that each of them will be able to be on the stage at PCC. This will be healthy for us, a good exchange of ideas and styles, all the while maintaining an absolute commitment to God and the Bible. The series is called 'Get Real' and we'll talk about some very practical things that the Bible has to say about living our lives.

At the end of September, we begin to look at 6 ways that our lives are caged in - 6 areas where we need to break free and where the Bible has powerful words for us. This is our fall spiritual growth series - where all PCC small groups do the same study. We'll be using Mark Batterson's book, Wild Goose Chase, which is an incredible book.

When that's over, it's time for Christmas...

Feels like snow already!

1 comment:

Lin and Holly said...

All sounds fantasic, looking forward to it all. Holly and I cant say enough about you, the staff and PCC as a whole. What an amazing family, and home for Me, Holly and the kids.....