October 1 was such a traumatic day in the life of our city and our church. Even as the month’s pass it still impacts us. There is always a delicate tension between moving forward too fast and revisiting it too often. Our strategy has been… as it applies, we deal with it.
As we kicked off our 2018 new years series “More Than Happy”, working through the book of Philippians, we realized that the story of one of our own was so poignant to the truth of enduring. Rylie Golgart, 19 years old, was shot that evening at the concert. Her story is one of heroics, perseverance, and just raw emotion.
Combining video (which allowed us to tell the dramatic details of that evening) with Rylie’s presence live on stage was the right combination. We did not want her to have to relive all of the details life on stage or take everyone else back through that. Rather we pointed the interview towards hope and restoration. She did a great job!