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Rob Westbrook

Rob Westbrook

Rob Westbrook

Sunday Rewind

March 23, 2008, by Rob, category blog

I’ve been to quite a few Easter services in my time, but I’ve never been to one so exciting, so spirit-filled, and so moving as the service we had a LifePointe Church today. If I wasn’t a Christian already, I would have been after our service this morning. The place was packed with both people and Jesus. It was awesome. Here’s a few bullet points to describe today:

  • People started arriving before 10 AM, and our services don’t start until 10:30 AM.
  • We had already set up about 20 more seats than normal and I think we had to bring out 10-15 more before it was all said and done.
  • We had our FIRST BAPTISM, or even better, our first BAPTISMS. Leanne, Courtney, and Chris are fantastic people who already have a deep love for Jesus. None come from what you would call a church background, but they’re serious about Jesus and LifePointe Church now. You would just have to meet these guys. They had family there and it was very moving. I know there wasn’t many dry eyes up on the platform and I think there were probably a few tears out in the crowd. I love these guys and God is going to use all three of them in huge ways.
  • We bought our baptistry from TSC. For those of you not from the south, TSC stands for Tractor Supply Company! We’ve got a cattle watering trough about 8 feet long, 3 feet wide, and a couple of feet deep. We placed it on one corner of our stage and lit it up. We ran water from our hot water heater to fill it up. Courtney, Christ, and Leanne will tell you the water heater thing didn’t help the water temp.
  • Our band knocked it out of the park! You band guys, I love your hearts. Trey is just blossoming before us as a worship leader and Dalton has been a great addition on bass. Bob is another great addition on guitar. Adam has now officially kicked his dad off the drum throne, but Tim will be back soon with a new percussion set. Anna continues to amaze me with the keyboards. Chelsi and Brooke can sing very well on their own, but you put them together, and there’s some chemistry there.
  • I don’t think I mention them much, but our media team is really jelling, too. Hans and Patrick run the board, Beth is our MediaShout specialist, and my brother Jeff helps out with it all. Good job guys!
  • We added a few more video elements for Easter than we normally do. The band did the song “Everything” by Lifehouse. Very strong song and the band nailed every part of it. We added some video elements of the cross during the song and it jacked up the intensity. The quality of the band’s performance, the video elements, and the Spirit of God had the crowd in awe. It’s something I won’t soon forget. We also had a video for the end of the message. It was a video of graphics synced with the “He’s My King” sermon excerpt by S.M. Lockridge. It was so powerful.
  • Final numbers look like 150, not quite the 200 we we challenging our people for, but still the LARGEST ATTENDANCE for a LifePointe service so far. Praise God!
  • On Saturday, we did a free Easter Egg givaway at our building, as well as in other parts of town. We also saturated a local neighborhood by taking door hangers out and just talking and connecting with people. All in all, we gave away probably 300 eggs and made over 600 contacts. I talked to one guy this morning who said he got home Saturday, found a door hanger on his knob, read the card inviting him to our Easter service, so he came. These activities were all very exciting for our people. Everybody was pumped after we got done. Look for events like this at least once a month. We’re dividing the city into sections and we’re going to systematically saturate every section.
  • It’s been a busy week, one reason why I didn’t get the blog updated last week. On Tuesday we met with a guy who’s going to help us get our student ministry off the ground. Frank is an awesome guy with a heart for students. Our Student Ministry will meet every Tuesday night, beginning this Tuesday night, March 25. I have a feeling this will be a very vital and successful ministry for LifePointe. We are within a 10 mile radius of 4 high schools so the fields are ripe and I think Frank will help us get to those students.
  • You know, I was restless all afternoon after our service. I was ready to do it again. I thank God I get to do this, and even better, I get to do this with the best group of guys and gals I’ve ever been around. Thank you God for the people we call LifePointe Church!

2 Comments

  1. Missy |

    Hey, Rob! I love reading your blog and keeping up with what’s going on at LifePointe. Looks like some great things are happening there, I’m really happy for you and the people that have come to LifePointe with hearts open and ripe. Did that make sense? Oh, well, you know what I mean! Have a great day! Missy

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  2. Rob |

    Thanks for visiting, Missy. God is doing immeasurably and exceedingly more than I could have imagined 6 months ago.

    Keep me updated on your child. I’ve been praying. And I’m looking forward to Africa this fall. Can’t wait to get back to Uganda.

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