The word “excellence” in the language of the New Testament has been translated in several ways. It can mean “goodness”, “the manifestation of God’s power” or “a miracle”.
In our pursuit of excellence within the church we should never allow excellence to only mean clean floors, hip video productions or the finely measured elements of a well-planned worship service. Experiencing the excellence of God is the result of making room for His presence to be expressed when we gather. The planning that flows from that kind of expectation will make possible the release of His goodness, power and miracles. That kind of gathering will define what is truly excellent.