J.R. Posts

Hurricane Harvey Relief

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Freedom Church is committed to bringing hope and restoration to coastal communities that have been ravaged by the recent storms and devastating floods. By partnering with a local church in Corpus Christi, we will be collecting the following items all day on Sunday at our 4 Worship Experiences in Acworth and 2 in Kennesaw and then through next Tuesday, September 5th at our Acworth location.

Requested Items List
– Paper Towels
– Gallon-sized Bags
– Handheld Can Openers
– Canned Goods
– Snack Items
– Adult Wipes
– Adult Toiletries
– Toothbrushes
– Deodorant
– Body Soap
– Toothpaste

– Shampoo

Please purchase and drop off items from the needs list on Sunday before the Worship Experience of your choice (9:4511:154:306PM) in Acworth or (9:45, 11:15) in Kennesaw OR any other day in the item barrel at the doors of our Acworth location We will be delivering supplies to the affected regions on Wednesday, September 6th.

PLUS: Once you drop off the supplies – We have an incredible day planned for you and your family at both locations this weekend! You can get all the details here (Kennesaw) and here (Acworth)

Are Relationships Even Worth It?

We are in the middle of a Relationship Series at Freedom Church and here is what I have realized:
We need to do a 52 week series on relationships: Then, do it again! This past Sunday Devin and I did a message entitled ‘Stack the Deck’ about how we can WIN in our relationships! (You can watch the entire message HERE but below are the main points for you to enjoy!)

1.  What Attracts Initially will Attack Eventually!

Isn’t that so true?  – You were attracted to their passion at the start but now it drives you crazy! ;Their passion for Mexican Food is good but their passion during disagreements drives you nuts! Realize that what attracts you initially isn’t going to go away during stressful situations. Devin and I have had to learn to embrace the nuances of each others personality over the years. When something drives you crazy – ask yourself – is this the thing that actually attracted me to him/her? Perspective shifts your thinking!

2.  Choose your Battles
Don’t win the argument and lose the relationship! I see this happen online all the time. Social networking is the worst!
Far too many people have sacrificed their platform because they try to make a point instead of making a difference. Choose your battles wisely! Not every hill is one worth dying on!

3.   Speak to their Potential – not their  Problems

Proverbs 18:21 – The tongue can bring death or life those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

Are your words bringing life or death into your relationships? Think about this one for a moment: Not just your relationship with others but also your relationship with yourself! I’ve talked myself out of making important decisions over the years because the words in my head spoke death instead of life! You have what it takes to do everything God has called you to do! Don’t let your words sabotage your potential!

4.  Focus on the future not the past
Conflict is NOT the time for a history lesson! Relationships can’t win when bones from the past are dug up and used as weapons.

Are relationships easy? NO!!! Are they worth it? YES!!!  The process will be painful but without the process their is no payoff!

This series has been so much fun AND we still have 3 more weeks! Join us at a Freedom Church location this Sunday!

Relationship Goals

We kicked off our brand new relationship series this past Sunday entitled “Relationship Goals” and the feedback has been overwhelming!

Your relationships can thrive! You don’t have to settle. You can become better than you are apart! You have relationship goals and we want to help you reach them!

Join us this Sunday at our Acworth or Kennesaw location! Until then, here is a quick clip from this past Sunday!

Top 6 Questions about #EasterAtFreedom

You’ve been invited to #EasterAtFreedom or maybe you’ve seen a sign or 12 around town. Being a guest at a church for the first time can be a little intimidating. You probably have some questions and others probably have the same questions as you. I like knowing what to expect on the front end so let me try and fill you in…

What Should I Wear?
Whatever you want. Some dress up. Most don’t. It’s like going to the mall. You’ll see people wearing all kinds of different styles. Wear what you are comfortable in and come hang out at one of our campuses. You’ll be fine. Promise.

How Long Does it Last?
Every Worship Experience (you’ve probably heard it called a service) lasts about 65-75 minutes. We won’t surprise you with a 2 hour marathon that causes your Easter dinner to get burned to a crisp.

Which Campus Should I Attend?
Whichever one you choose and whichever is most convenient for you! You can get the details on times/locations here but I’ll give you the highlights right now…

Acworth: (Cobb Parkway across from Wal-Mart and next to Day’s Chevrolet)
Friday at 7PM
Saturday at 5PM (Inflatables and Easter Egg Hunt)
Sunday at 8:15, 9:45, 11:15, 12:45, 5PM

Kennesaw: Regal Cinema by Town Center Mall
Sunday at 9:45 and 11:15 (Inflatables BEFORE each Experience and Egg Hunt immediately AFTER)

What Time Should I Arrive?
No matter which campus and experience you plan to attend – we suggest arriving 15 minutes early. If you have kids, that will help you get them checked in to Freedom Kids, find your seats, and say hello to one of your neighbors who will probably be sitting in a row next to yours. If you don’t like your neighbor, this will give you an extra minute to sit a little further away.

I have Kids. Will They Like It?
No. They will LOVE it! We have special events planned for them at Each Experience. In addition, we have special events scheduled at specific times including inflatables and egg hunts! You can get all those details here.

I Don’t Have Kids – Will I Like it?
Yes! You and your friends/family are going to have a great time! We promise you this – you will not be bored out of your mind and confused about what’s going on around you. We work hard to make sure every person understands every word whether they have attended church their entire lives or this is their very first time!

I hope this answers some of your questions! I’d love for you to spend time with us this weekend at #EasterAtFreedom! If you have any other questions – go ahead and ask!