Beth Stoddard wrote the BEST post about our planning process, and the chaos that sometimes becomes our idea of fun!
Further, people ask us often some version of this question: What do you guys do all week? I know folks don't really know or understand. That's ok. And it's hard to explain. Beth's post gives a good view of one of the things that take a lot of time every week.
We work very hard to make our services fresh, different, alive, fun, creative, reflective, meaningful, deeply Biblical, and practical. This is no easy task. And trust me, every week we feel an intense sense of pressure to keep the bar high. We don't do this for our own 'performance', but because, as Bill Hybels says, "Excellence honors God and inspires people." We want to give God our absolute best. Why would we offer to Him anything less?
I strongly encourage you to invest 5 minutes reading Beth's post, which you can get to by clicking here.