Our October 2015 Team Night is in the books and we are all grateful and soaring! We watched God do something sweet with our team that we will remember for a long time. There on the Lake Forest patio, under the stars, with hundreds of our Saddleback Worship teammates from all the Southern California campuses, God encouraged our vision and supplied us with strength for many months of ministry to come.
The patio was filled with long time volunteers from years past and people brand new to Saddleback Worship. They came to eat, and sing, and play games, and grow. We even threw in a little “whip nae nae” because we know how to have a good time. Our twelve workshops were taught by Saddleback Worship’s best and gave people the opportunity to explore their specific area of interest or skill. There was so much that was good about the night. People came with eyes open and souls ready to be filled and inspired and shaped. And God did not disappoint.
The moment of the night that will remain written in our hearts came through the visionary words of our Global Worship Pastor, John Cassetto.
You are SEEN. You are ENOUGH. You are INVITED.
These words are simple but profound. And while these ideas might seem obvious, we wanted to make sure everyone in Saddleback Worship knows them to the core of who they are.
You are SEEN. Nothing you do is unnoticed. We see the hard work. We see the long hours. We see the relationship building. We see the joy. And more importantly, God sees you. Nothing you do is in vain because you are working for the Lord. You are working for our Master Jesus Christ and nothing you do for him ever goes unnoticed.
"Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love.” Psalm 33:18
You are ENOUGH. Who God has made you to be, and what He has put in your hand is more than enough. And while we always strive to get stronger—You have been graced to serve and face anything that lies ahead.
"But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
You are INVITED. You are invited to be a part of the miracle. You are invited to be more than a musician or a technician. God doesn’t need us, but he chooses us. He invites us into the everyday miracles.
“Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.” John 2:6-11
You are invited to have a front row seat at what God is doing each week at Saddleback Church—the miracles of changed lives, restored hope, chains of addictions broken.
We came to TEAM NIGHT from everywhere and maybe not knowing what to expect. We left overflowing with goodness and certain of one thing: We come from many backgrounds and campuses but we are here under one banner. The banner of Jesus Christ. The name above everything.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stefanie serves as the Weekend Producer at the Lake Forest campus. She oversees weekend services and large event details for our Worship Center venue. Stefanie believes God does some of his best work through our worship services and large group gatherings. She uses her leadership gifts to champion team health with an emphasis on clear communication pathways and robust processes. Stefanie loves serving the local church with her husband John and their two boys.