Power of Environment. (1 of 4)

18 02 2008

This week I want to discuss something I have been thinking a lot about the past year or so. The power of environment. How our surroundings affect us in ways we don’t even realize. How we let trivial things effect the important ones.

We are in the midst of a monumental time in Mt. Zion. So many people in our church have been working for the past year and a half to get to this point. It has been a logistical, spiritual and emotional taxing time for many of us, because we so want everything to be perfect.

I sense that we are really on the verge of something amazing Pastor Servello preached a great message this week challenging us about what really matters and what matters most to God.

I know that many people in our church especially initially were very excited as they should be, about our new kids wing, and how it would effect their own kids. I would be lying if I told you that doesn’t cross my mind often. I am so excited to see my son tell people where the “tubes” (3 year old for indoor playground) are going.

All that aside what has been dominating my thinking the year is how will this effect the lives of kids who have never been to church before. How will this effect families that would never have come through the doors of our church before. Often times it is environment that we create that opens the door for God bring transformation to the lives of those who need it most.

I have been thinking about this over and over. Let me know what you think.

Our mission is to “Create environments where lifechange can take place.”




4 responses

18 02 2008

What kind of lifechange do you want to take place? Like it, perhaps it is simply missing an adjective 🙂

18 02 2008


Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking transformation of families, values and passion. That all of those things come into alignment with who Christ is and what he has called us to be to others. Do you have any suggestions on adjectives.

20 02 2008
Gina McClain

I couldn’t agree more. It’s like setting to table in preparation for the feast.

What if you removed ‘can’ and just said ‘takes place’. Life-change is going to occur every time His Word is spoken… we just don’t always know where.

21 02 2008


I like that setting a table. Fine china vs. sporks. It is all in who you are expecting.

Personally this year I am challanged to see more fine china sundays and a few less sporks.

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