The JCBC Staff Blog

I know the final score but, truthfully, I didn’t watch much of the game.  Oh, I’d check in on the action from time to time when the crowd got excited over something happening on the field.  Mostly, though, I watched and enjoyed the people.  Our people.  Us. I’m grateful for us. I watched as people visited with each other – in the stadium and in the tailgate areas of the parking lot – during our lovely pre-game fellowship time (some people call it a rain delay).   It’s heartwarming watching people enjoy each other.  Chatting.  Laughing.   Weather predicting. I’m also grateful for the lives…the...

I am not prone to hyperbole, so believe me when I say last week's Vacation Bible School was one of the best of all time. Everything clicked and the kids were swept up in the energy of the Hero theme and the dual missional projects. There were hero masks and capes times 600 demonstrating that each child could do heroic and life-altering feats for God. VBS Director, Molly McNeese, did a Super job (did you see what I did there...

We are thrilled to welcome Adam Courtney to the JCBC team! Last week the church voted unanimously to call Adam as our contemporary worship leader. Adam comes to us with a heart for true worship, and a passion for helping people engage in ways that are meaningful and authentic. He has been leading worship, these recent years, with excellence at North Point Community Church. Interestingly, Adam had the unique opportunity a few years ago of developing, launching, and leading a contemporary service in a traditional church. He led such an initiative in Richmond, Virginia, where that church continues to thrive. But most importantly,...

It is with gladness in my heart that I bring good news. After many months of searching, and countless hours of discernment over breakfasts, lunches, and mid-morning coffee interviews, we are now ready to present a candidate to serve as JCBC’s first contemporary worship leader. As I have shared in a previous blog, our goal has been to seek out the person God has prepared to join us in this exciting new adventure for our church. Over the course of these many months, we have met with numerous individuals whose musical gifts and abilities are remarkable. Truly remarkable. Yet, our deeper desire and loftier...

Remember the last time JCBC took over Coolray Field?  Well…it’s time to do it again!  Welcome to the 2017 edition of JCBC Night at Gwinnett Braves! Come and join us for a night of fellowship and fun-filled festivities on Monday, June 19! Bring your family, grab a hot dog, sit back and watch some great baseball as the Gwinnett Braves take on the Charlotte Knights! First pitch is at 7:05 PM at Coolray Field – Home of the Gwinnett Braves. (2500 Buford Dr NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30043). How much is it, you ask? Only $5.00 a ticket! What does your 5 bucks get you? ...

Some say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  I believe that to be an understatement. When you simply glance at any one of the Mother’s Day pictures taken at JCBC so many of you have stuffed in your bibles or carefully placed in photo albums, floods of words, thoughts, emotions and memories emerge.  A thousand just won’t do it. To be sure, we will again offer the time honored tradition of Mother’s Day pictures this coming Sunday.  Immediately following worship, our photographers will be on hand in two venues.  For the more traditional approach, gather your family in the courtyard...

As you read this blog, we find ourselves 95 days away from the launch of JCBC’s first ever multi-venue worship experience.  Even now, construction has begun in our Family Life Center to make ready that sacred space for worship (once again). August 6th is coming, and hearts are high with hope! We have made remarkable strides in the last two years as a congregation in discerning the call of God upon us. Together, we have glimpsed the bright future God has prepared, and with courage we have mobilized our faith to take a new and next step together. With 95 days remaining to...

In last week’s blog, I shared a detailed update on the progress being made on a number of fronts as we prepare for the launch of our multi-venue worship experience in August. One of those fronts is the development of a long-range comprehensive marketing strategy for JCBC. As you read this blog, a number of us are engaged in an all-day strategy session to initiate that process. Today, representatives from our Marketing Focus Group, our Pastor’s Council, and our Pastoral Staff are hosting a company called “The A Group” (a.k.a. TAG). TAG is an organization specializing in church marketing strategies. TAG is...