Thank you to all of you who prayed, served, invited, and worshiped Christ at Covenant on Easter weekend. Thank you to all who flexed from their most convenient worship times to open up more seats for visitors or who parked in the furthest sections. We did not have to turn anyone away. We served more than 2200 people, and also had our largest Good Friday worship service ever.
What we seek to do from the moment a guest’s car comes into the parking lot is to provide an entire experience that makes it impossible to ignore the unique greatness of Jesus Christ.
The bottom line of what Covenant offers is a real, unfiltered, full on experience of the reality of Jesus Christ. Whether they know it or not, unchurched people are desperately hungry for God.
And the underlying reason people decide to come back is this: God’s Presence is real in that place, so I must go back.
In fact, God was so present and felt that at our Good Friday service, three people felt compelled to pray and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
Here are some comments we received:
“We had no idea that worship like this was available in Doylestown.”
“The sound of the music, the words to the song, the energy, the enthusiasm, the atmosphere - it was all so profoundly touching to me - my family expressed the same!”
“At a time when so much that is going on in the world disheartens us, Covenant is more appreciated than ever”
“I have to say that you made a great choice in choosing to bring our family here today to celebrate Easter.” Overheard, a woman to her husband
“I have been so hurt by church that I haven’t been in years…(tears, voice breaking)…Thank you, this was just what my heart needed”
And from someone who tried a new area to serve in: “I was a Greeter today for the first time and I am definitely going to do it on a frequent basis as I really enjoyed it….I found it to be such an uplifting activity - I was given quite a few gifts today by Covenant - thank you Jesus!”
We do everything we can to remove obstacles to experiencing Christ. But ultimately we are not about a polished product, but about the reality of grace for a people who are deeply flawed, but more deeply loved.
Our vision has been aptly summarized in three parts:
- “I am a complete idiot”
- “My future is incredibly bright”
- “Anyone can get in on this”
Thank you to all of you who make this place accessible and welcoming and alive with the presence of Christ, so that literally, “anyone can get in on this”!