very encouraged by the turnout at our 'introducing vineyard' class today. probably twice as many attendees as we've had before in our short history as a church. great mixture of folks with a variety of gifts, backgrounds, current life situations, places on their journeys with Christ, etc. also encouraging to hear from the different ministry leaders, board members, small group leaders who showed up to say hello. made me proud to be associated with the church. came away thinking: i'd like to be part of this church. every pastor should be so blessed.