Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Verve Haps

Verve was hopping this past weekend!
  • We kicked off a brand new series called God For The Rest Of Us. As part of this we're doing a TON of advertising through all kinds of media, and this past weekend we started seeing results. Lots of new people showed up because they heard about us through advertising (including one couple who was driving around town on Sunday morning, heard our radio ad, and drove straight to Verve to check it out). Can't wait to see how God continues to use Verve's advertising to draw people to him.
  • Each week of this series we're talking about how God is for a group of people that most people assume he isn't, and this week we talked about God For The Prostitutes. Most people think God prefers religious leaders over people who are considered sinful or imperfect, but just the opposite is true. We looked at a story in the Bible where Jesus was hanging out with a bunch of religious people when a prostitute walked in and began washing his feet. Most people would at least be weirded out by this, and the religious leaders wanted to have her kicked out because she was so "sinful." But Jesus has compassion on her and actually tells the religious leaders that they can learn a lot from her faith.
  • If you've ever felt uninvited or left out by God because of a bad experience with church or with Christians, we're sorry, and we don't blame you for being turned off to the whole idea of God wanting a relationship with you. But we hope you'll realize that, when it comes to a relationship with God, you are invited, and God values you more than he does hypocritical religious people.
  • For the first time ever you can now watch full Verve services online five days a week! In Vegas a lot of people work untraditional hours and may not be able to attend a service on Sunday or Monday, so we want to make it easier for them to experience what happens at Verve. One way we're doing this is by broadcasting recordings of each weekend's service at strategic times that are (hopefully) convenient for people who have atypical schedules. You can tune in right here!