Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shopping List

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I wait with you for our Happy New Year!!
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for supporting The Rescue Church as we near our launch Sunday of February 10th. The words of encouragement have been 'Spirit Sent' and have warmed my soul.
Many of you have asked for ways that you can help. We've put together a shopping list of sorts for The Rescue Church that I'll share below. Also, we need prayer. As momentum rises, we know that the devil will try to confuse and distract us away from the calling of the Lord. We need your continued prayers as we rejoice in this journey God has laid out for us.
Psalm 13:5, 'But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.'

Shopping List:

Trailer - Estimated Cost $3,000
• Lettering for trailer
• Carts or crates on wheels to haul equipment
Sound Gear - Estimated Cost $5,000-???
• Speakers
• Microphones
• CD player/recorder
• Equalizer
• Amplifier
• Portable cabinet or rack for the components
• Cables (mics and speaker)
• Snake
• Speaker stands
• Lots of extension cords and power strips.
• Mixer (sound board) and a case to transport it in.
• Monitors
• Cases or storage tubs for all the smaller gear

• Mic stands
• Mic cables
• Music stands
• Stools for the musicians and pastor
• Totes or bags to carry stands, cables, etc.
• Duct tape
• Batteries for the mics and other equipment

• Portable Baptistery
Video Equipment - Estimated Cost $5,000-???
• Video Projector
• Video screen
• A cart to operate the projector from.
• Software to create video presentations
• Laptop computer dedicated solely to Sunday morning worship.
• VCR/DVD player for use when showing movie clips or short videos the church may create.
• Video cameras
• Video editing equipment
• Plastic storage tubs, or professional crates

Hospitality Ministry - Estimated Cost $ 2,500
• 2 large coffee makers and a bunch of air pots
• Coffee cups and lids
• Good coffee :)
• Napkins, stir sticks, sugar packets, creamer, etc.
• Coffee bar sign
• Exterior signs and banners
• Name tags and pens
Nursery and Children’s Ministry - Estimated Cost $2,000
• Changing table
• Portable rocking chairs
• Diapers and wipes
• Cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes for toys and surfaces)
• Disposable gloves
• Bags to dispose of dirty diapers
• Kleenex
• Age appropriate toys
• A porta-crib or two
• Blankets and sheets for crib
• Name tags for nursery children with tear off numbered tag for parents
• Name tags for staff on lanyards
• First aid kit
• CD player and CD’s of children’s music
• Curriculum for children’s ministry
• Videos (veggie tales or similar content)
• Classroom supplies (crayons, colored paper, glitter, glue sticks, tape, hole punch, etc.)
Again, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I am excited to see what God will do in the city of Sumner!!

Oh yeah, and here's a pic of my girl in the snow!!



Friday, December 21, 2012

God is Good AND Merry Christmas!!

We use the line so much in church that 'God is Good'. It took on a completely different meaning for me this past week as we were able to secure a building for The Rescue Church.

Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

God truly humbled me through this process as I was praying for a building to be provided for our congregation. But God provides!! Even though I wanted all the answers up front, God had work to do in my life and ministry.

1 Corinthians 1:9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.

I hope this post finds you well this CHRISTMAS season. If there is a time of waiting in your life, please take these verses to heart. Our God does not forget who we are and where we are at. He refines us and prepares us for something far better than we can see.

God Bless and Merry Christmas,


OH YEAH-The Rescue Church will be meeting at Maple Lawn Elementary School in Sumner, WA. starting on February 10th!! WOO-HOO!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Book Readings

Each month I'll post a couple books that I'll be reading besides the scriptures and my devotions. Sometimes they will be 'churchy' pastor books, but sometimes
those are the best ones!
At the end of the month I'll post a quick review.

'Sticky Church' by Larry Osborne
'Going Deep' by Gordon MacDonald


Welcome to my blog!! This will be used for updates from our church plant-The Rescue Church. It will also be used for devotional items throughout the week from me to you....and....I will probably sneak some cute pics of my baby girl Carlee on here too!!
So make sure to check back weekly to see what's going on!!