Saturday, August 25, 2007


WOW...I just HAD to share this with you...this is from my Pastor's (Troy Gramling) Blog. In it he talks about why we are getting ready to launch into this amazing new series on 9/9@9pm. Enjoy his post...~Melissa


To raise the Value of AUTHENTICITY! I don't believe we can ever become who God created us to be, until first we are honest about who we are...It's impossible to get directions to where you want to go if you don't know where you are.

We want to create environments where people can be honest about what's going right in their life and what's going wrong...

It's really that simple...

The website is a way for us to lead out in a life of nakedness (Authenticity)...A camera following me, my family and friends around 24/7 for 5 weeks…

We all have a voyeuristic interest, and we are going to leverage that reality to help people take their next step toward God.I've always heard it said, "Our life is the only sermon some people will ever hear." ...

The website will allow more people to have access to our life sermon...The things we do right...The things we do wrong...And what we do when what we do is not what we want to do...

The title will help us get the attention of a world that is flooded with noise...The GREAT COMMISSION tells us to, "Go into all the world to share the gospel"...And All the World is ONLINE, so that is where we are going...

According to, Naked is defined as 1. Having no covering, especially the usual one; 2. Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment; 3. Exposed to harm; vulnerable.

What a great definition for Authenticity...One that we can all understand...

Some of the subjects we will be getting naked with during the series each weekend:
Conflict...What do you do when you "have a fight" with someone
Temptation...How do you just say NO
Insecurity...How do you handle the feeling of "not measuring up"
Anger...Can you control it or does it control you
Emotionally Tired & Stressed...Is there such a thing as "REST"

The Bible has some honest answers, but in order to apply them we have to get naked...Spiritually & Emotionally...

1 Mel's World Friends Comments:

Ansley Nadlman 5:10 PM  

Hey We had such a good time today! Thank you for taking the time out of your day for us. As always you rock! I looked at the small group blog spot it looks good! One thing, when you click on your profile it sais you are the preschool director just thought I would let you know. We love you. Can't wait to start this journey. -Ansley

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