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The #EasterAtFreedom Need To Know

It’s almost time for #EasterAtFreedom!

Here are a few things to make sure you and your guests have a first-class experience.

Arrive early – You’ll need to have time to park, get your kids checked in to Freedom Kids and be escorted to a seat. I suggest arriving AT LEAST 15 minutes early. Seriously, one of the creative elements actually begins 2 minutes BEFORE the Worship Experience officially begins.

Acworth: Thursday at 7PM, Saturday Night at 5PM, Sunday AM at 8:15, 9:45, 11:15, 12:45PM
* If you attend at Acworth and have schedule flexibility on Sunday – could you attend at 8:15 or 12:45? It would GREATLY help us make sure that everyone has a seat and the best experience possible! Thanks in advance!

Kennesaw: Sunday at 9:45AM and 11:15AM

Got Kids? – our teams are ready to give them an amazing experience and opportunity to learn about Jesus on their level! Also, we will host a Blacklight Easter Egg Hunt at every hour and Whether your kids have ever been to church or not – they will LOVE their time in our exciting, safe, and secure environment designed specifically for them!

Bring People –Thousands of people are looking for a place to go this Easter. DO NOT SAY NO FOR ANYONE! Even if you’ve invited them before – do it again! If you are reading this and no one has invited you – consider this your invitation. I’d love for you to spend Easter with my family!

Adjust your schedule  – the best worship experience for you to attend is the one your guests can attend – make their experience YOUR priority. If you need to attend more than one in order to accommodate – do it. It will be worth it for you and for your guests. Remember we have 8 options to choose from so if you have some friends that come on Friday and others that can come on Sunday – that will work for you!

It’s going to be a life-changing weekend. Can’t wait to see you and those you bring with you.

Three Lies about God’s Will for Your Life That You Probably Believe!

He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. – Jonah 1:3b

We are kicking off 2018 and too many to count are trying to figure out God’s Will for their life.
Should I date this person? Should I take this job? Is he ‘the one’? The list goes on and on.

Before making any decisions – Here are three common lies about God’s Will that you probably believe (we all have at some point).  

  • “It must be God’s Will – the details came together”
    I hear this one ALL the time! Without going into too much detail let me say this: When you want to run from God there will always be a ship ready to take you where you want to go! I believe Satan can open doors for you just like God can. The difference is that Satan wants to destroy you and lead you away from God’s best for your life! Just because the door is open – doesn’t mean we should walk through.
  • “I have a ‘peace’ about it!”
    You might not have heard this one as much but people who have been in church for a long time – use this ALL the time.
    I’ve had a ‘peace’ about a lot of things that I later regretted. It’s scary how your desires can consistently lead you in the wrong direction AND make you feel good about where you are going! Don’t fall for that in 2018! Your ‘peace’ about a direction doesn’t override God’s Word. Let Him be your guide. He is a lot more trustworthy.
  • “God knows my situation is complicated – so He understands.”
    Of course life is complicated. Everyone’s is. Just know this – God’s Will never contradictions God’s Word and your situation (or mine) is not the exception! No matter what!

Now that you know – in 2018 – you aren’t falling for that!

Ever feel like life will never get better?

We’re All Running Somewhere. We run in the right direction at times and in the wrong direction at others. That’s what gets us in over our heads, lost in a sea of painful memories, regret and bitterness. We sometimes think life will never get better, that we’ve gone too far. The good news? God still has a great plan for your life! Y0u don’t have to stay where you’ve been. You don’t belong THERE. You belong HERE!

Join us for this brand new series! If you are within driving distance – pick a location and time convenient for you.

Not within driving distance? We have you covered! Invite some people over and Join us online at 5PM on Sunday!


2018 Reading List

Every year I try to nail down some of the books I plan to read over the next 12 months. Here are a few that have made it onto my desk and/or Kindle as we head into 2018.

  1. Work Rules by Laszlo Bock
  2. The Last Arrow by Erwin McManus
  3. The ONE Thing by Gary Keller
  4. The 5 Most Important Questions by Peter Drucker
  5. Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  6. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  7. Kingdom Triangle by JP Moreland
  8. Joy Unspeakable by Martin Lloyd Jones
  9. The Power of Moments by Heath
  10. Commanding Excellence by Gary Morton
  11. The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall
  12. Staying is the New Going by Alan Briggs
  13. Paid to Think The Founders Mentality
  14. The Founders Mentality by Chris Zook
  15. 5 Voices by Jermie Kubicek/Steve Cockram

This isn’t everything but it’s a great start. I always leave room for 5-6 wildcards. Do you have a book that has impacted your life that you would recommend?