Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
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Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Friday, April 25, 2008
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Thursday, April 24, 2008
This is part of the Creative Chaos blog carnival.
We're doing a mission trip to Mexico this summer. Announcing it hasn't really gotten much buzz. This week we're going to throw up the trip logo. Hopefully we can start our own "10 Before" soon. In the mean time check out the trip logo.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
*This is part of the Watercooler Wednesday Blog Carnival*
On May 2nd New Harvest Church is holding someting called The Winner's Circle. Basically we want to reward, entertain and recognize our awesome Family Life ministry volunteers. That means small group leaders, story-tellers, communicators, musicians, production teams, hosts, greeters, coaches, and many more (about 200 in all). We are doing a racing theme, since our ministry environments are mostly centered around streets or racing (Turnpike, Starting Line, etc.).
We are going to have some pretty awesome stuff. Basically we looked at what NP does for the DRIVE conference and said...how can we do something like that for our volunteers with a much smaller budget? Hopefully you'll see some video highlights after the event happens!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Andy Stanley spoke on Making Vision Stick in session 2 @ Exponential. A few quoteables...
"'You're the Christ, the Son of the Living God...' - that is the glue that holds us all together. We may not agree on anything else, but we can agree on that."
Vision always begins as a burden.
The challenge for those of us in leadership is making what's clear 'in here' has to become clear 'out there' or people can't follow us.
Making vision stick is central to leading people.
5 Keys to Making Vision Stick:
1. State it simply
- Memorable is portable
- The Curse of Knowledge - you know so much about everything you're doing, but the people you're leading don't know. It's your responsibility to make it clear.
- What do people show up at work everyday to do?
- If you can't communicate it simply, it won't stick.
- Is it any advantage to have an incredibly well though out plan that no one knows about or understands.
2. Cast it convincingly
- Define the problem
- what must be done in our environment?
- what could go undone if we ceased to exist?
- Offer a solution
- Explain the why and why now
- this is where the passion comes - this is what motivates people to act
3. Repeat it regularly
- Discover your rhythms and cast vision accordingly
- Vision doesn't naturally stick..it leaks. You have to repeat it.
4. Celebrate systematically
- There are no photographs to show people if you're taking them to a place they have never been
- When you catch someone living out the vision, make them a public example
- Stories do more to clarify the vision than anything else
- People need living illustrations
5. Embrace it personally and publically
- When you do, it's obvious that you really do believe it
- When you share your own stories, you're not bragging, you're letting people see your commitment
Andy Stanley talking about vision is like throwing him a slow softball pitch - it's a home run every time. The greatest part of this talk was how frank, open and honest Andy was at the beginning about his personal story and how North Point began. For more, check out his book by the same title.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to hear Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, speak at Fresno Pacific University. New Harvest Church bought a table at the 2008 Central Valley Ministry Forum and I decided to put together a video of our "take-aways." I hope you enjoy it.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Los challenged us today to think of something creative we've done recently. This past Sunday night in Catalyst, our high school student ministry environment, I decided to run the light board. We pulled away all of our seating accept for six couches and some floor space. Basically, we forced them to sit together, very intimately. The result...they felt each other's presence. They sang. They were louder than ever. They were more comfortable than ever. They were real. Here's a video of our band practicing. (Warning: Not good quality sound, but hey it's just a flip camera.)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Turnpike (Jr. High)
You Are - Todd Fields
Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
Jesus Paid It All - Kristian Stanfill Version
This Upcoming Week
Take It All - Hillsong United
Counting on God - Desperation Band
Beautiful the Blood - Steve Fee (Fee Band)
Catalyst (High School)
Counting on God - Desperation Band
All Because of Jesus - Steve Fee (Fee Band)
From the Inside Out - Krisitan Stanfill Version
This Upcoming Week
Salvation is Here -Hillsong United
Beautiful Jesus - Kristian Stanfill
How He Loves - Eddie Kirkland Version
What's the latest songs you've been introducing into your ministry?
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Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Creative Chaos // 6
Today's Creative Chaos challenge at Los' Blog is this "post on where it is that we go to find our personal creativity. And it HAS to be outside the office. And Tell Us Why..."
For me, it's nature. I am inspired by parks, trees, and the simple-complexity of it all. But my absolute favorite place to unlocks both creativity and peace is sitting at the bottom of Lower Yosemite Falls. Check it out...
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Thursday, April 03, 2008
Digital Illusions LLC
Basically...a company is has developed the technology to "beam up" speakers on a stage...possibly even worship teams or communicators...wow, they even say this will be in a home someday. Crazy!