Musings on Spiritual Matters

by Matthew Morine

The Great Missional Weekend

Last weekend was one of the busiest weekends ever.  It was also one of the best too.  There were countless people involved in making this weekend special.  The time was truly a vertical slice within the church.  Young and old participated together in evangelism, fellowship, and service.

The weekend was kicked off with a Friday night of parade preparation.  A group of people met in the evening to construct a float for the Douglas County Parade.  The float was finished up in the morning and taken to the entry point for the parade.  During the parade, members of the congregation passed out over 1000 water bottles and 1500 cards advertising the Watermelon Olympics.  The float looked excellent.

Saturday evening was another fun time of drafting a fantasy football team.  Of course, I was there to draft a winning team (though each year I end up coming in tenth to twelfth place).  It was a blast with great fellowship and food.  There are always numerous guys who love doing this each year and it helps the men to stay closer to one another.  Each year you have to sign up early because this is so popular in the congregation.

On Sunday morning we broke break together in worship.  After the worship time, everyone quickly headed for home to prepare for the “First Ever Watermelon Olympics.”  This was a huge success.  We had numerous guests from the community.  Of course many people from the congregation also came to participate.  The kids most importantly had a blast.  There was a huge water fight to cap off the day.  There were numerous fun stations reaching from watermelon eating contest to the popular water balloon throwing contest.  You could tell by the faces of the kids that this was an awesome time.  We also enjoyed making some new friends from the community.

To cap off this super missional weekend, we celebrated with style with “Sing for Your Supper.”  This was a special time because the Tri-Lakes congregation joined us.  One thing was evident; we have some talented future song leaders in this congregation.  It was great seeing our teens leading, as well as some of the younger men stepping forward to lead.  The food was excellent and the fellowship was superb.

This was one homerun weekend.  Vertical slice, fellowship, missional, fun, service, and hopefully a future fantasy trophy for me, these are all ways to describe this great time together.

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About The Author

Matthew is originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a beautiful wife named Charity and a precious baby named Gabrielle. He has graduated from the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Heritage Christian University with his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies, Lipscomb University with his Master’s of Arts in Biblical Studies and his Master’s of Divinity at Freed-Hardeman University. He is presently working towards his Doctorate of Ministry at Harding Graduate School of Religion. His articles have appeared in the World Evangelist, the Highway to Holiness, The West Virginia Christian, The Christian Echo, The Firm Foundation, Church Growth, and the Gospel Advocate. He enjoys hockey, golf, boxing, and chess. In his spare time he enjoys reading numerous genres of books. Also, he is working on climbing all of the 14ers in Colorado. Matthew is the Pulpit Minister for the Castle Rock church of Christ.


One Response to “The Great Missional Weekend”

  1. Don says:

    It was awesome!

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