I had the rare privilege of reading the lyrics to Not Holding Back when Neil was writing them, and then heard the song during it’s time in production. I can tell you that Neil agonized over this song, making sure its theology was well rooted in Scripture and that its message was needed by today’s church.
Angie and I have spent ten years talking in hypothetical terms about planting a church. We’ve spent the last several months gathering with a group of dedicated launch team members talking about the biblical foundation and core values of Grace Hills. And we’ve spent weeks preparing for our first preview service. All of this is, of course, preparation for our Grand Opening on January 15, 2012, but today wasn’t merely a “practice run.” It was the real thing… and God showed up to answer our prayers.