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Archive for May, 2008

You’ve got to see this guy dance.  His name is Robert Murraine.  I saw it on Tadd’s blog today.  Apparently, Robert auditioned on “So You Think You Can Dance?” last week.

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I am continuously amazed at how practical God’s Word is. We often say, “We need to make the Word of God practical for people’s lives.” It is already practical. We simply need to preach what it says. God’s Word appear to be irrelevant to many because they aren’t aware of what Scripture teaches. That’s not just true for unbelievers, but believers as well. I’m preparing for Prison Break Part 2 and I’m like, “Man! It’s all here!” All we have to do is study it, people! Just take some time out of your schedule to study God’s Word. Trust me. It’s there!

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We kicked off our new series on financial stewardship called, Prison Break. It was only during praise and worship that I realized that it was a holiday weekend! I knew, but for some reason it slipped my mind. Four day weekends always mean an attendance dip at The Bridge. A young lady, who’s a friend of a family that attends our church, was in a near-fatal car accident a few weeks ago. She has been unconscious since the accident. I just got a text message that she woke up! Praise God! Nothing beats prayer. Our church family decided on Sunday to show love towards her in a tangible way. Yesterday was date day with the wife. We hung out and caught a double feature: Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Indiana was just OK. Chronicles was amazing. Our Creative Team did a great job with the video for Prison Break. Two guys from Zion Church, John and Anthony, assisted with the acting. Got to give shout outs to Hans, Jackson, Jeff, and Glenn. Enjoy…

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I had a good time at the Whiteboard Sessions on Thursday. I got a chance to connect with some great leaders from all across the country. I truly enjoyed Mark Batterson’s session on dreaming big. Major props to Ben Arment for allowing God to use Him in such a great way. One of the highlights of the conference was running into, Marcy Smith, who was an actress on All My Children for many years. I originally thought she was someone I knew from seminary.  After talking with her and her husband, Doug, I found out that we did NOT attend seminary together.  Boy, did I felt embarrassed. It then hit me where I knew her from.  I was completely blown away! It was even more exciting to hear her testimony.

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Back in White

Hey, I’m back!  I had to take a short hiatus from the blogging world for a bit.  I think I’m back now. 🙂  I’m on the way the Whiteboard Sessions being held by my buddy, Ben Arment.  I’m so excited for him and the other leaders that will benefit from this great conference.  See you there?

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Still Driving

Finished up a long second day at the Drive Conference. This morning started out with breakout sessions.  I learned that it is extremely crucial to think through your system of volunteerism.  As leaders, we have to create the most exciting and fulfilling experience for our volunteers.  During the main session, Andy Stanley challenged us to become great through our servanthood.  Not even the Son of Man came to be served, but to serve others.  The day ended with a road trip that concluded with a surprise barbecue and performance by Jeff Foxworthy. I’ve seen him perform before, but he was hilarious tonight!

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This week finds me at another conference. I went to one last week. I’ll talk about it a little later.  I am in Atlanta, GA attending the Drive Conference at North Point Community Church.  Seven of us are here from The Bridge, along with a new church planter Atiba who I met at Mosaic DC’s 1st anniversary on Sunday.  Andy Stanley challenged us to develop a community of trust amongst our staff.  He says there are two gifts you can give: 1) being able to trust others and 2) being trustworthy.  On top of that, the music and creativity was off the rockers.  We also participated in one of the best communion services I’ve ever experienced.  Stay tuned for more!

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