New Facilities Launch
Wow! If you were to try to pull me aside a year ago and try to get me to understand just how much goes into starting a new church facility, I would have never been able to even begin to understand the magnitude of that task!
Sunday was our first official service in the new facilities of Heavenview UPC (http://www.ServingOurGeneration.com/) and I can honestly say that I have a new perspective on the infrastructure involved in a successful, modern-day church. The technology laundry list alone required to be just "on-par" with what is expected in a "good" church is massive! High-power projectors, multi-media display systems, Easy Worship, IR Repeaters, remote switching, sound systems (as if that wasn't over-simplifying it enough!), office systems, phone PBX systems, office computer systems, network printers, data networks, video capture and broadcast systems, fire/security… [Deep breath]!
I must admit, it is tough for me to pace myself. I want everything up and running and I want it NOW. Financial limitations aside, time will not allow me to get all that I alone have committed to handle finished anytime soon. What does keeps me going is a statement that my pastor gave me almost a year ago that I believe his pastor (which is my childhood pastor as well) gave him;
"Always accept progress over perfection".
What a great way to lead people and organizations! It is so easy sometimes for us to aim for perfection and accept nothing else short of it. What ends up happening is we never get anywhere! We get our minds made up that we want "it" this way and anything short of it is failure, when smaller steps actually allow us to achieve so much more in the long term.
Believe me, everything wasn't perfect on Sunday, but is you've ever attended a Heavenview service in the last 10 years; you would be blown away by the progress that we have made!
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