Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Camp So Far...

Video to come when we return home. I'll post more pictures later.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ian DiMino playing "Lift High"

We made it and we've set up camp. Ian has already pulled out his guitar and started playing. I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ammunition Conference - We Leave Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, I leave with some high schoolers to the Ammunition Conference. The unique thing about this conference, or camp, is that is takes place within Spirit West Coast. SWC is like "woodstock for Christians" as Chris Hudiburgh put it. Of course only the positive sense of the phrase, in that there are a ton of great Christian bands and it's like a big worship festival.

But since I'll be gone from Wed-Sun I'm not sure if I'll have very good cell reception. Which means, I'm not sure if I'll be able to blog at all. Hopefully I will be able to send some pictures and updates from my "crackberry" phone.

So, RSS readers, friends, family and random people who google words and phrases like:
Eddie Kirkland
Kristian Stanfill
Micah Foster Blog
New Harvest Church
Healer Song Story
Cooper Dog
Fresno Bee
Yoda Speak
Steve Fee
eHarmony Success Story
Worship Sets

I might be off line until Sunday night. Oh how I will miss reading your stats and how you found my blog. But I cling to that hope that I will be able to mobile-blog some pictures for you.

In the meantime, just go to my youtube account to see some funny clips.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Students Impacting Main Service

I bet you didn't know that Matt and David Babcock, two high school students, ran our adult worship lighting! Yeah that's right...our students aren't just serving the family ministry department...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cooper had Surgery

This is what he's like after surgery. Still crazy!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Orange Families

There are so many great messages in this little video clip. Check it out!

My favorite quote from this clip:
"We're going to figure out how to make it easy for people to go to heaven and hard to go to hell." - Greg Surratt

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Creative Chaos 20 // Students Leading Worship in Main Service

Thist post is a part of the Creative Chaos blog carnival.

This past Sunday (July 20, 2008) I spoke in our main service and also brought some of our students to help lead worship. Sean, the electric guitar player, and myself put together the worship songs and order. It was awesome to serve beside these guys. They set me up for success. When the music and worship is that's hard not to do well as the communicator.

You can see different clips of the service on my youtube channel.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm beside myself. 7|22 is morphing.

I  saw this video clip from last night's 7|22 worship gathering on Los' blog today. I'm beside myself. I love watching them and worshiping with them  through a webcast on Tuesdays. But I respect these guys like crazy!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Prodigal Jon: How to love a prodigal - part 1

This might be a very helpful tool for any parents or friends out there who know someone who could be characterized as a prodigal son or daughter. Click through the Jon's blog and he'll give you some great insights from his own story.

The Prodigal Jon: How to love a prodigal - part 1

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David George // He doesn't get blogging

Ok bloggers. Can you answer David's question? Why do you blog?

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday Worship Recap

Let's pretend for a moment that you were in our main adult worship services yesterday, July 20, and that you loved the worship songs. Maybe you're even asking yourself, where do I find those songs? How do I get them on my iPod? Here are some helpful links to answer those questions.

Service Order:
    Broadcast - Fee
    Blood Drive next week (July 27)
Worship Set:
    Salvation is Here - Hillsong United
    From the Inside Out - Kristian Stanfill Version
    Marvelous Light - Charlie Hall
    I Stand Amazed - Candi Pearson Shelton Live Version
Message: The Prodigal Son - Invest and Invite people who don't have a relationship with God
Smith Family Video - An Invest and Invite WIN story
Feature Song:
    Lift High - Eddie Kirkland Live Version
    Jesus Paid It All - Kristian Stanfill Version

So there ya go. Those links will take you to the iTunes store (except the Smith Family Video will take you to YouTube) and you can buy the songs. It will load to your iPod the next time you plug it into the computer. Great Worship...and there's more where that came from.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Today In "Big Church"

I'm overwhelmed by the blessing of God's outpouring from this morning. It was an honor to speak His truth to the truth. Great worship, great people, great Savior! Thank you for your prayers and support leading up to today.

Now remember those names you wrote down and be praying for them. I'll post a follow-up video later this week. - Micah

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

This Sunday @ New Harvest Church

No Student Servies this Sunday (July 20). Instead come to main service!
9am and 10:45am! See you there!

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Creative Chaos 19 // Children's Ministry Video

This is part of the Creative Chaos blog Carnival.

Last week Erica took my flip camera and got some footage of our large group and small group environments for our elementary kids. Then I took the footage, put it in iMovie...added some music and some stills and *BAM* we've got a small group blog promo. Check it out.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Watercooler Wendesday // What Happens Before Turnpike?

This is part of the Watercooler Wednesday blog carnival.

Turnpike is our Jr. High ministry environment. We have service on Sunday @ 10:45 in our Family Life Center. But for the half hour between the end of our first adult service and the beginning of our second...we hang. Here's a snippet.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sean Richey // Student Ministry Worship Leader

Sean Richey has been serving New Harvest Church since he was in 7th grade. He's mainly been the electric guitar player.  He sings when needed and he can play pretty much any instrument. He's headed to the Manhattan School of Music in about a month. He has been giving guitar lessons to students all summer becuase he understands the value of the practice of replacing yourself. Here's a little snippet of  Michael Pineda learning some tips and tricks from Sean.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Ammunition Conference // Our Summer Camp

If you are in high school and you want to go to our summer camp (July 30-Aug 3) we have 3 open spots. The cost is $250 for late registration. Email me and I'll get you all the details you need.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Water Damage!!!

Erica dropped her phone in the pool today. That's right, we didn't have insurance on it and now we have a problem. She doesn't have a phone.

Cooper Dog vs. The Frog

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Creative Chaos 18 // San Francisco Trip Videos

This is a part of the Creative Chaos blog carnival.

Here are two videos from our trip to San Francisco. One is an attempt to use the tourist version of public transportation and the other is a short video of Erica telling a story. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Song Discovery - Healer by Hillsong

This is the story behind the song Healer by Hillsong. I recently saw this video on a worship blog and the song is on Casey Darnell's new CD. Check it out!

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Watercooler Wednesday // Everyone Needs Breaks

This is a part of the Watercooler Wednesday blog carnival.

Even the most dedicated people in the world need to stop and take a break every once in awhile. Even the Coast Guard stops for a coffee break while protecting the ferry boats in San Francisco. A couple of weekends ago Erica and I took a break with some of our best friends. We went to San Francisco for four days and three nights. Here are some pictures from our time taking a break from work.

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SM Update // 2

Here's a very short update of what's going on. You may also want to check out the parent-sponsored events coming up. Turnpike, July 9th @ the Negri home call 797-7000 for directions. Catalyst, July 16th @ the Negri home call 797-7000 for directions.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Creative Chaos 17 // The Send Off

This is part of the Crative Chaos blog carnival.

One of the things we like to do around here is have fun together. Donna Cooper was my boss until a few weeks ago. She was hired for a specific task and she completed that task. She's moved on to do other things and is now volunteering in our large group environments for Highway14 (1-4) and INNERchange (5-6). Here is a video from our last staff meeting with Donna.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Watercooler Wednesday // San Francisco Video

This post of part of the Watercooler Wednesday Blog Carnival.

Erica and I went to San Francisco this past weekend with some close friends. This video pretty much sums up our time there because Paul sang this song everywhere we went. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Re:action - A Growing Movement

Here are two pictures from our band practice for Re:action last night. This past year has been a long journey for this group. You can read a little about what Erica said about that here. Long story short. We created Re:action because there was NOTHING for our graduating seniors to go to. If want to help bring hte statistic down that approximately 80% of churches kids graduate their faith when they graduate high school...we've got to be part of the solution. We've got to have something for them to be a part of besides our main adult services alone.

So, we created Re:action. It stands for Ripple Effect: Action. Basically the idea is that every action we take creates a ripple effect that either positively or negatively impacts our circles of influence. We're hoping to help students continue thier faith journey when they graduate high school and help them to become agents of change in their circles of influence. Last night was a great night and I think it helped us build some momentum that we were in need of. God is at work.

If you are a college-aged person (18-24), feel free to come check us out. We're hoping to grow into a movement of students that wants to reach our community and our world for Christ. We meet on Monday nights from 7-9pm. The first half hour (7-7:30pm) is a hang out time and then we have some worship, a short message and some prayer time together. Email me if you have any questions. Or join our Facebook group to get regular updates.

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Just for Laughs

Ok, this has nothing to do wtih anything except for the fact that we all need a good laugh every once in a while. So, take a couple of minutes...relax and think about what you would do if you were in one of these situations.

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