A Defining Moment For Our Church

And a defining moment for the unreached of Atlanta.

722 has shaped more of me that that staff will ever know.
I watched the stream religiously for YEARS before I got to work beside them in ministry.
I ripped off more songs and sermon topics that they will ever know.
Thank you 722 for shaping part of who I am.
Even from 2500 miles away.
And then from 15 feet away. (Their office is next door.)
May God’s hand fall fresh on the new work that will take place because you followed His lead and surrendered your hearts.
Los

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  • AA

    Allow me to be the first to say, “wow.”

    That certainly qualifies as leading by example. Even though I hadn’t been since they went on summer break, I’ll really miss it. Honest.

  • Hey, for us who may be really interested, but don’t have a clue….Who/what is 722?

  • I second that WOW! This is truly exciting and the level of honesty and integrity blows my mind. Thank you for leading the way. Leaves me to ask the question are there things in our ministry let alone lives as well that truly are just another option. That if cut out would lead to more productive endeavors to do what really matters. Thanks again…

  • 722 has shaped that region of the country. partnered with Passion. offered amazing new worship leaders and worship songs to the Church at large.

    i’m sad to see it go, but i think they are right in stopping and shifting gears. and i don’t doubt that, just as it happened 12 years ago, they will find themselves on the front-lines of a new wave of ministry in our country.

    they are innovators.
    God will use them greatly. we all just need to sit back and watch.

    wow.
    i mean, WOW.

  • I haven’t been in several years, but in college and shortly after, I went every week. I know it changed my life forever, and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • That’s awesome! 722 is clearly being obedient to what God is stirring in them and He will do even greater things!

  • I LOVE IT!
    what a great expression of being led by prayer and community. i think it’s sooo difficult to put things to a halt in church, especially if it serves as venue for people to worship. why would you stop it?!

    i think the right questions were asked and it seems like God has been moving amongst the staff team there at 722 and i’m stoked to see what God might have next for the ‘what no one else is doing’ for singles in the Atlanta area.

    i’m with you though, Carlos, that ministry has been a stream of influence, in my life and ministry more than any of those people will know. from the westcoast it’s been a great conduit to see what’s going on and just be inspired, but, what a cool deal to trust God for next.

  • It is so hard sometimes to trust that God is in control of ordering our steps, I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’m learning even now through other situations as well as this one that when you come out on the other side of giving up control, when you’ve allowed him the chance to move, our surrender is made so very sweet because HE WILL MAKE HIMSELF LOOK BIG!

    (much bigger than we would have ever dreamed)

  • Toby, checkout http://www.722.org

    Basically, its a weekly Bible Study aimed at post college singles in Atlanta.

  • What a kick in the gut! That is a super hard to hear even from 2000 miles away in the AZ. But it’s even more encouraging to know that the 722 staff is literally stepping out in faith and letting God take them…perhaps on a journey that will blow us all away!

    We’re praying for that new road for you guys and waiting to see how God uses you!

  • Wow!!! What a step of faith and an amazing example. I will pray with and for the staff as they explore new ways to reach the singles of Atlanta.

  • glory be to God – now let’s all get that real and honest even if it cost us our jobs!

  • I am truly thankfully for the ministry of 7/22 and North Point. For the course of 2 years (2004-2005) I drove 2 hours, sometimes longer, EVERY Tuesday and occasionally Sunday’s to the North Point campus to be apart of this incredible thing God was doing (and still is doing) in ATL. The leadership, messages, prayers, and example of 7/22 and North Point have been instrumental in molding me into who I am today. I consider Louie, Andy, and Jarrett to be 3 of the greatest spiritual mentors God has ever put in my path. During my involvement I became more passionate about my faith, more open to real honest and true worship, and more in tune with who God desired me to be. I am thankful for catapult this ministry did for my life.

    By the way…LOS…

    I got my copy of the Catalyst Conference Catalog in the mail today…and I’m digging the “stoic” pose on page 2.

  • I’ve driven 5+ hours to attend 722 many times. I’ll miss them as part of my journey.

  • What a great thought, too. To reach people no one else is reaching you have to do things no one else is doing.

    I have chills thinking about the second half of that statement. Something is coming….

  • I was at that service last night when Jarrett gave that passionate and heartfelt announcement to the 7|22 audience. It was indeed a defining moment. It left me with a since of hope in knowing that the goal is and will always be to engage and impact lives as effectively as possible with the message and fame of Jesus Christ. And I applaud the 7|22 staff for taking God and His will serious enough to discontinue something we’ve all loved and have been changed by.

    Glory to God forever!

  • can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • wow….I’ve been apart of 7/22 since I was 16 (yes, I was THAT high schooler who snick in)

  • and apparently have HORRIBLE grammar!

  • This takes guts. I admire them for not just being comfortable and for taking a huge leap of faith and trusting God for the outcome.

  • nickhoss

    So Los…

    What is “next” for 722?

  • Wow.
    I am absolutely humbled to tears by all the encouragement and support from everyone here – even from those of you who may have never even set foot inside our doors. 7|22 has been a huge part of my heart for so long, and it’s one of the hardest things i’ve ever had to lay down, but we are trusting that God has something even greater in store for the singles of Atlanta.

    Los and all his Ragamuffiners, thank you for your faith in our team, and in what God is stirring up here in Atlanta.

    Jamie (7|22 staff)

  • what a way to end a legacy. goin out strong! 722 changed my life and my ministry and is a huge reason for where I’m at today. Thank God for 722, for leaders who are brave enough to listen to God and then do what he says. I’m in awe.

  • These are such defining moments! I have experienced several of these during my time at LifeChurch.tv.

    Well done; excited to see the step of what “Doing what nobody else is doing to see the ministry reaching those who nobody else is reaching!”

  • ah-uh-huh…. what? wow. just wow.

  • I came to 722 once a few years back at the alpraretta location. It was a great message. I am sure it will be missed by all Atlantans.

  • Bill Whitt

    I feel like my worship leading style has been shaped by watching the 7|22 stream for all these years. I hate to see it go, mainly because it was my ONE place to go online and experience a modern worship service done right! It served as the inspiration for what we’re trying to do in our own church.

    Carlos — please consider convincing the folks at NP/Buckhead to stream their entire service (not just the sermon) so the worship leaders like me can continue to find encouragement and inspiration from Todd Fields, Kristian Stanfill, Eddie Kirkland, etc. I feel almost like it’s been a long-distance mentoring relationship by watching these guys do what they do, and I hate to see that end! Now, I’ll be left watching cheesy, half-hearted, poorly produced worship services from other churches online… 🙁

    Still, I must echo what everyone else has said. I admire them for seeking God’s will above just being comfortable with the status quo. Blessings on you all!

  • How amazing…
    This really hit home for me, it’s the very question that has been running around in my mind for some time now…
    God will bless you greatly for listening, and I for one, am very interested in what may happen next…

  • I’m right there with you Carlos. 7|22 shaped me in more ways then they will ever know. It’s a sad day for sure but at the same time i feel it’s a challenge. Rather then take up your ether I’ll just divert your eyes (and those of your visitors who are interested) to my blog post.

    http://www.jonese.us/post.cfm/seriously-seriously-seriously

    Thanks 7|22 staff for being such amazing stewards of God’s word and love.

  • Here’s my wild guess from Germany: 722 is going to fuse with the new church plant that Christ Tomlin, Louie Giglio and Matt Redman are starting in ATL in the Fall.

    I’ll be moving to ATL then.

    Los will be heading the production team then.

    😉

  • Humbling and frustrating in a way. You guys are willing to end something that by most of our standards is REALLY “working” in order to do the right things. On the other hand, most of our churches are unwilling to change or end the programs that aren’t even “working” in the first place because it’s really a preferance.

    Ouch.