New adventures are so exciting. We recently broadcast a children's ministry workshop on the Church Communication Network (CCN). A few hundred attended this event live in Carlsbad, California, while several thousand watched via satellite. Thank you to all who devoted a portion of your Saturday to build into your ministry. If you missed it, don't worry. More broadcasts will take place, so stay tuned for details. But this isn't what I want to tell you about.
The really big deal took place that same weekend, and it was nowhere near as large.
Our church has launched two satellite locations, and one of them is in an area of Chicago called the North Shore. The children's ministry at Willow Creek North Shore averages 100 kids on weekends, operates on a tiny budget, has three staff, and a small yet very committed core of volunteers who miraculously make ministry happen every Sunday morning. So what happened that was such a big deal?
On the same weekend that our team presented the workshop on CCN, ...1