Sunday, May 25, 2008

Week 1 at the Pod

The Pod Coffee House officially opened for business Monday, May 19th.

Still working on a few final touches, assembling some bar stools, etc.

Dave's homemade Chili is a hit.

The Pod saw a modest start in its first week of operation. However, people are starting to get the idea that there is a new coffeehouse in town. A few people have caught onto the idea that the Pod is not merely another coffee house, but is here for a greater purpose.

The purpose for starting “The Pod” is not merely a business venture for a church planter with an entrepreneurial gift, nor is it a secondary thing or something to fall back on. It is continuous to the church planting vision that God has placed within my human brain. The concept of connecting with regular, everyday people away from the church building has become a priority in my life. The Pod Coffeehouse incorporates the idea of being missional and incarnational in an urban setting, in the business/arts/college community of our city. This downtown storefront provides a “third place” for meeting people, entering into conversations and establishing relationships.

We have been communitcating with several local musicians who would like to come and play at the Pod. Stay tuned for the Pod concert series as well as open mic nights