Wow! This really sums up my reaction to our first ever Sneak Peek Experience this past Mother’s Day on May 11. I was nervous, anxious and excited leading up to this experience because it’s been a long journey to get here, but I left overwhelmed, humbled and motivated for our next experience coming up on June 8th.

Here’s a few things that were written about and overheard at our Sneak Peek Experience:

“I can’t believe this is my church!”

“My family would wake up earlier (because of the long drive) to go to The Rising instead of sleeping in to attend somewhere else (closer). WELL DONE! WELL DONE!!”

“I couldn’t believe this was your first service ever…it was put together so well!”

We had 87 people at our Sneak Peek Experience! Most churches launch with this many people! God is going to do something extraordinary through The Rising and these are just the beginning days! Two couples drove from Baltimore and one person drove from Charlotte just to be a part of what we are doing! Our sound tech from The NorVa told me he was so grateful that we were launching there because he felt it was time he “came back to the Lord and this might be the thing I need in order to do that.”

I’m so grateful for those who have been praying for us and financially giving to the launch of this church; you are making a difference through your contribution. If you want to join with several individuals, families and churches that are supporting us, you can give here, investing in the the life-changing work God is doing through us.

I’m so honored and amazed at what God is doing as we launch The Rising and I want to invite you to get a sneak peek experience on June 8, July 13 and/or August 10 before our Grand Opening on September 14.

We are all Michelangelo and our best days are right now and and still to come!