Don't you love those kind of posts?
It was a good weekend. Even though I got trounced (again) in fantasy football, going 0-3 for the season, the Titans went 3-0 in real football. And even though they had to beat the Houston Texans to do it, it was cool with me.
My bro and my mom are in town too, having gotten out of Houston a little later than expected thanks to that thug, Ike. But when they go back, they'll have their power on, so that's good.
Nashville's bizarre "gas crisis" is a trip. I really was expecting nobody to show at Element last night, but to my surprise they did. And we had visitors!
It was a great night last night, and we made a couple of cool announcements.
The board officially voted in Jason Haggard as our worship leader. Jason's been leading us in an interim capacity, but we're happy to now have adopted him permanently, whether he likes it or not.
We also officially voted in the Bold As Love Initiative as Element's operating budget plan. If you didn't know, Bold as Love is our stab at "missional budgeting," and we are committing to giving 60% of all offerings away to those who in need. Every dollar given to Element results in 60 cents going right back out the door so we can love our neighbors more than we love ourselves.
We'll be supporting foreign and local missions so we can help feed, clothe, comfort, and heal the "least of these" and we'll be supporting church plants so that we can help spread the Great Commission.
In the coming weeks we'll be explaining just who's benefiting from Bold As Love.
It's an exciting time to be in love with the gospel. Well, it always is, but we're excited about ministry and mission to Nashville and beyond.