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

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter 2012 at PCC

Yesterday at PCC was phenomenal!  It was a record attendance for any service other than Christmas Eve.  There were 2,086 people between our 2 physical campuses and 4 services (not including the online service).  It was a huge day for us, and it literally took hundreds of volunteers and many hundreds of hours to make it great.  God worked in powerful ways, and we saw MANY new faces, in addition to some folks we've not seen in a while.  As I reflect and try to dial in on what worked and what didn't and how God wants us to use this moment, here are some of my thoughts:

The Music.  Two things define music at PCC: Excellence and Variety.  Yesterday, you could see both of those values clearly, as we did multiple styles and did it all with excellence.

PCC Kids.  We had around 350 kids at PCC yesterday!  

Westchester.  Our Campus to the East is really happening...and they had a HUGE crowd yesterday to prove it.  Did you know that a team handed out 2500 door hangers over a 2 week period to promote the Easter service at Westchester?  If you haven't tried WC lately, you ought to give it a shot.  Forgive me for saying this, but what we do there now is FAR better than when we began.  Sammy Frame and his team are doing incredible work, they've figured some things out, and it's a whole new (and better) experience.  Give it a shot!

8am Service.  We knew that we needed to make some room in Powhatan at 11:15, because that's traditionally when the largest Easter crowd comes.  The PCC Kids team led the charge by offering an iPad giveaway drawing in PowerJAM (1st - 6th grade) at the 8am service only.  Kids were DRAGGING their parents to church early for the chance to win.  The shift did what we needed, by giving us just enough seats at 11:15.  

The Atrium.  It was so great to have so many greeters, hospitality and coffee folks, and security folks yesterday.  We needed every single one of them!

The Kitchen.  You may not know that there is a team of people who make breakfast every Sunday for all of the volunteers that day.  When I got to church at 5:50 yesterday morning, the only person here was Cathy Rusch...making breakfast.  She was also there on Saturday prepping!

I could go on and on.  I find myself resisting the urge here to list all of the things that come to mind.  But let me finish like this:  We need you.  If you come to PCC, you are a part of the Body (see 1 Cor 12).  Find your place, commit, and serve.  Be a part of the incredible movement of God here at PCC.  If you don't know where to start, email or FB me, and I'll get you with someone who can help you.

See you next Sunday!

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