Oh yeah and his twin brother, Justin, plays the bass. He's going to Berkly on scholarship. Your might hear his name too.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This video was made by Jim Weaver for our church. It answers some basic questions of who we are and what we're all about. Enjoy.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
*Side note: You should read the article on Sean in the Fresno Bee. Just click here.*
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I recently went to lunch with my Lead Pastor, our Communication's Director and a neighboring church's Worship Pastor.
The purpose of the meeting was to talk about our website challenge. The challenge is that it's no good. Our website is outdated and needs a major overhaul. We're working on it, but we've been using Pat as a consultant on the issue.
But we ended up talking more about web 2.0 than our main church website. We talked about the possibility of every ministry having their own blog, of every staff member twittering and our Communication's Director has already began the transformation. She's tweeting now! Pat talked to us about how his team is communicating well because of twitter.
This is the first face-to-face interaction I've had with Pat. We've been twitter/blog buddies for a while and he works about 2 miles from our offices! I think the light went on in Mitch's head about web 2.0 and how real connections can be made when we told him this was our first meeting. We had all that "history" before because we had read eachother's tweets and blogs. Mitch was also very attracted to the idea of someone on his team asking him a question in 140 characters or less.
I think we're on the verge of a revolution. We can only hope to aspire to the web 2.0 Buckhead is enjoying. But we're getting there. Give it some time and I'll provide you with some twitter and blog links that help you get to know our entire New Harvest team.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Recently I've come across some student blogs. That means students in our ministry have started to blog and they are really using it as a public journal. Here are three students I've recently RSS subscribed.
Emily Silveira, a Catalyst Senior that serves on Sunday mornings.
Kelly Chandler, a Catalyst Senior that serves on Sunday mornings.
David Wisar, a Catalyst Junior that is going to start serving in Turnpike on Sunday mornings.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
are you working on any new songs? any new stuff coming out soon?
micah…thanks for asking broseph. i LOVE writing songs and am constantly working hard at it. i’ve got a large handful of songs that im trying to finish up right now. we’ve also been writing as a band and have a few songs that we are all really excited about. we are hoping to get in the studio in november to start recording our first full length record."Check out the post for yourself and RSS him.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We sang mostly in churches, at some conferences and a few local concerts. We opened for LaRue, Solomon's Wish, Rici, and others. We had some awesome choreography and in light of The New Kids on the Block's recent attempt at a come-back...you might be looking at a reunion tour soon. Enjoy the pictures.
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Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
As promised, here is the some raw footage from our day at Great America. The video is a little long, but I think you'll find some pleasant surprises while watching, so keep watching. I especially like it when I say, "I'm about to get smooshed" in an Alvin-esque voice. You'll know what I mean when you hear it. You might also enjoy a little Switchfoot footage.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Today Ethos challenged us to think about how electronic devices are taking over our driving. I am right there with you! I frequently find that I'm "tweeting", txting, snaping photos, calling, reading email, replying to email and blogging from my phone...while at red lights. My solution, let's get rid of all personal transportation and go public only. Wow, what would happen if we did that? Less pollution, more interaction, decrease in traffic accidents and road rage. I think we'd all get along much better. That's what I think.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Recently we held an event for our Family Life Ministry Volunteers. Here are two videos we made with the help of Jim Weaver for the event.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I'm a twitter guy. I use Twhirl while I'm at the desk, otherwise I text it most of the time. But I was just introduced to Jott as well. It's awesome because you call a number on your phone and it says, "Who do you want to jott?" You reply with the name of the person...or the synced web app. Then you can say anything and it will text, email, create to-do lists, and sync to google calendar (which you can sync to your Mirosoft Outlook Calendar). I'm also a fan of blogger, as you can tell. I use sitemeter, technorati, myspace (I have 3 different ones), facebook (I create facebook fan pages and groups to help connect groups of people and ministries) and I'm sure there are a myriad of other things I use. But that's all I can think of at the moment.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
The school year is coming to a close and I know students are gettin anxious to UPGRADE to their next ministry environment. Here at New Harvest Church we move 6-12 graders up at the beginning of summer and birth-5 at the end of summer. So, I'm inviting the incoming 7th graders to come hang out in Turnpike and our incoming freshman to Catalyst and our graduating seniors into Re:action. Andy Stanley, Reggie Joiner and Lane Jones co-wrote a book called "The 7 Practices of Effective Ministry" and one of the principles is "Think Steps, Not Programs." Thinking this way has allowed us to narros the gaps and even attempt to create some overlap between our steps. We want to create an environment that is a step between the steps, a micro-step. We'd like to have kick-off parties and visiting Sundays where students can get a glimpse of what it's like in the next step. How do we do this? It's not all ironed out and we definately don't have all the answers. But we're getting creative and you'll want to keep checking back for updates on UPGRADE. Do you have any ideas? Let me know.