(Insert your favorite superlative here).
It's not every day that we do interviews with the North Carolina Cable News Network, have an article in The Charlotte Observer, field a call from the CBS Evening News, and are the number three article on FoxfreakingNews.com...right underneath Obama and Guantanamo. Oh, and do a live interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox News Network!
Suffice it to say that we are thrilled, pumped, trying to figure it all out, and hanging on to God for dear life.
Here's the deal - we are launching our Ballantyne Campus on February 10 and, as part of that, are hitting the Ballantyne bars with shot glasses emblazoned with the NLC logo, the words Give Us a Shot, and stuffed with an invite card.
1. It is time for the church to stop expecting people to come to us and time for us to go to them...to where they live, work, socialize, and play. Coffee shops, bars, clubs...wherever they are.
2. Jesus identified himself with drinkers and partiers - not sharing in their excesses, but living life with them. That's what we want, because that's what he did.
3. We will do anything, anything, anything that does not violate God's word to help disconnected people get connected to God.
We'll take blowback, we're sure. No one else in Charlotte has done anything remotely-freaking-like-this...and this is still a churched town.
We've been really encouraged that the feedback her been mostly positive so far - from all over the country and, more importantly, all over Charlotte. This thing really has buzz and people are talking.
And - guess what- there is more to come!
Certain creative types (more creative than me, for sure) are in the NLC War Room at the moment hatching the next mind-blowing plot...stay tuned.
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shot glasses from Robbie and I...