We had the great privilege to be able to serve alongside of one of New Jersey's fastest growing churches, Liquid Church! Honestly, it was one of the most memorable moments for everyone on the launch team as we were welcomed with much love.
Pastor Mike invited us to come to Liquid to glean off of everything they do as a church to serve the people of New Jersey at their three soon to be four campuses! Specifically, at their Nutley campus, they have two services on a Sunday at 9:30 and 11:30 am.
Our day began at 5:30 am which is when we arrived at the Nutley Campus which meets at John Walker Middle School. Shortly after, we were unloading a large van full of supplies that would be used for that day including bulletins, t-shirts, kids supplies and more. We then continued to roll around huge closets on wheels designed specifically for portable church ministry by PCI.
Inside of these cases was everything you needed to transform a school into a place suitable for an unbelievable experience where people can connect with God and others. From every instrument and sound cable to everything needed to create a fun and safe environment for kids of every age.
We had the privilege to be able to serve and be a part of some of the most important teams on Liquid Church. This includes the Roadies, Guest Connections and Liquid Kids teams.
The roadies team is the group of people that arrive at the location before the break of dawn to unload the trailers and set up everything for an incredible experience.
Guest Connections involves everything from greeting, ushering, writing name tags and welcoming first time guests with a smile and a free gift.
The Liquid Kids team is that great group of people who stay with the children while parents can freely worship and listen to a great Biblical teaching by Pastor Tim. While at Liquid Kids, the children have a great time playing games, singing and learning important lessons from the Bible.
After a long and rewarding day serving with Liquid, we were treated, along with all the volunteers, to Lil' Burgers for lunch! They really take care of their volunteers because Liquid acknowledges and recognizes the great and hard work each of the volunteers put in week in and week out!
We simply took away so much from this experience and we're gearing up to do it again this Sunday, August 11th! And we can't wait!
If you'd like to be a part of the Launch Team, please let us know. Email Danny, comment on this blog post, or head over to our Facebook page and let us know. Maybe you could join us this Sunday and get a good glimpse for yourself what we want to bring to Bushwick.
Swerve Church is a new Church Plant coming to the Bushwick / Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus. We're committed to the capital "C" church because we know we can do infinitely more together than apart. We will do anything short of sin to reach people far from God because to reach people that no one is reaching, we need to do things that no one is doing. We are a part of NetworkChurches.tv. We hope to launch in April of 2014.
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