Saturday, February 26, we hosted around two hundred teens from all over Southern California at our church for our first annual Preaching Rally. The most encouraging comment that I heard over and over was that “the people are really involved, really excited, and really friendly. It seems like everyone is doing so much!”
With all the foresight and involvement by you who were involved, the whole day went off with almost NO problems, and all improvements that were noted were certainly minor. What a blessing to see God’s people rallying around what they consider to be important: a day of preaching.
The decorations were stunning, the food lines moved smoothly, the greeters made great impressions, the special music groups were the best they’ve ever sounded, the skits were funny, the singing was fabulous, the registration was thorogh, and all the way down to the picking up of the very last piece of trash at the end of the day was wonderful!
Every detail was a small part to a big purpose: that Christians surrender to God’s amazing will for their lives. The altars were flooded with teens who were responding to the preaching and making spiritual decisions. To see that makes it all worth it! Let’s all get on board for next year… we can’t wait!
Soon we will add more updates from 2011. Click here for more information on the 2012 Preaching Rally!