TODAY, September 19, 2012, Awaken Church officially turns 3 years old! We’re celebrating it this weekend as a church, but today is the actual day. It’s been amazing to see God build His church over the last few years from our first park outreach when 2 families showed up to last Sunday, with 3 services with over 200 total adults and over 130 kids!

We opened our doors on a rainy Saturday evening at our first building  (that we would soon lose in the flood) with 44 adults in attendance (many were friends from out of town). I taught a message from Romans 13:11 called “Are You Awake?” and I got to lead the first person to faith in Jesus Christ, Stacy Senn! Years of prayer and planning had finally culminated to bring us to that service, and it was an amazing night.

As if planting a church wasn’t crazy enough on its own, my wife (our worship leader) was 8 1/2 months pregnant. She was amazing then and she’s still amazing now!

Our first 3 years were amazing. We watched God do the miraculous, change lives, bring us through a flood, and so much more. Although they were incredible, buckle up, Awaken, we’re just getting warmed up!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AWAKEN CHURCH! God is good, and He’s on the move.