This past Sunday (Growth Sunday) for me was very freeing as a Pastor.(if you missed it, you can check it out here, http://vimeo.com/52435328 )  I love the times when I am truly able to share straight from my heart. I really felt God’s presence in our Church this past Sunday, and I am so thankful for that. With all of this in mind, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of a few things from this past Sunday, and also challenge you on a few points for our upcoming worship experience this Sunday.



When we share God’s love, we show God’s heart.

This week as you go thru your normal routine, pray that God will place opportunities in your path for you to share God’s love with people in common, simple ways. But be prepared, because He will do it.


Less Mooing, and More Moving!

To be honest, this was one of my favorite points of the day. Remember, we as a church are not called to stand around and just feel safe and docile! We are wild, we are untamed, we are the Church of the living God…..so…….ACT LIKE IT! Remember God has called us to stampede through this world, and not just stand around and mooooooo!


Start With, “Why”

Why do you exist? Why do you do what you do? Why does the church (Covenant) exist? And even more, why did Jesus come to this earth? According to Luke 19:10, Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. This must be the heartbeat of our Church. This is our, “why”! We exist to seek and to save the lost…PERIOD! There is so much that we could do, there is so much that we can do, but if we don’t seek out people far from God and invite them into a relationship with Him, then what have we truly accomplished? So remember, people don’t buy your “what’s”, they buy your, “why”. Let’s be a people that are more concerned with accomplishing Jesus’ “why”, then just fulfilling our preferred, “what’s”!



#1-Arrive (BEFORE 10AM!!!) with the expectancy that God is going to speak to you this Sunday.

#2-Bring someone that needs Jesus to the first week of our new series, “The Real Change Campaign”. Check out this link for our new series. http://vimeo.com/52127380

#3-We’ve dubbed this month, “No Miss November.” Most people on average come to church once or twice a month. Imagine how things would be different if we all showed up at the same time! I wanna see that happen.

#4-I’m asking that you…YEAH YOU, reading this right now, would get on your knees and pray your face off for our church like you have never prayed before. Each and every day for the remainder of this week, pray by yourself, pray with your friends, and pray with your family for our church. And don’t just read this and walk away, actually do it!

Pray for the leadership at Covenant, pray for me as your Pastor, pray for our city, and pray that God would unleash Himself in our midst. I truly believe that if we all prayed with expectancy that there is NO TELLING WHAT GOD COULD DO!!! I want to see what happens, don’t you? Remember that God’s dreams for His Church are always greater than Our dreams for His Church. So, let’s align ourselves with God’s expectations for His church. Let’s dream bigger, lets pray bigger and let’s expect more. Pray that God would grow our church, pray that God would use Covenant to seek and save the lost, pray that God would move this upcoming Sunday, and all through this month like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

I can’t wait for Sunday. I’m expecting GREAT things.

-Pastor Travis


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