bcf bound

28 02 2007

one last blog for the evening…say a quick prayer for me tomorrow and especially tomorrow night…i’ll be on the campus of uga doing a talk to our college ministry – Bulldog Christian Fellowship – tackling the wonderful issues of dating, purity, and relationships – really looking forward to it! we start at 8pm tomorrow night if you think about it and can say a quick prayer then…thanks!

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wrap up for tonight

28 02 2007

just got home after a really long day at church…3 meetings, one benevolence situation, few phone calls, 1 sermon written…man, i’m tired – time to watch american idol, unwind and kill some time before heading to bed…however,

however, as i said, just have to praise God…really felt that i was supposed to deal the subject of the baptism in the holy spirit – i’ll be honest, i wrestled with it because i wasn’t planning to go there with tonight’s talk – however, after a little more internal wrestling, prompting and a confirmation through another individual i, at the last minute, added it to the notes and “flew into motion” with it…

short praise report – really felt like i was able to clear some misconceptions and false understanding that people had tonight – one person reported being baptized in/with (what ever you want to say) and i really challenged the others that were seeking to continue to do so – i really believe we’ll have more reports before next week that others have also been baptized in the holy spirit – just wanted to praise God for his amazing love and gift of “the promise of the Father”…





transfer the passion

28 02 2007

transfer the passion…this post by perry challenged me to really transfer the passion in everything i do- love to read his blog…if you’re not subscribed to it, you need to be today…this post will challenge you!

my thoughts…man, this hits so close to what i’ve been driving home on wednesday nights – that we have to know why and how God has wired us…that life should be lived with passion and intention – not impotence…we have to know what His dream is for our life (His vision)…that we have to operate in our passions…that we have to be “unlocked” to serve at our maximum potential and “unleashed” in serving…that the “unlocking” comes through removing everything that hinders us from God and requesting help from others…that the “unleashing” is our response to the vision God gives and our ability to release it in ministry…a.k.a. serving!

we have to transfer the passion!





daughtry rocks

27 02 2007

this guy should’ve won it all last year – by that, of course, i’m referring to chris daughtry from american idol…

anyway, just picked up his cd on sale yesterday at target (yes, call me old school, i know i could’ve downloaded it for perhaps a little cheaper…my problem…i actually enjoy reading all the liner notes so i still buy the cd’s) – this dude rocks – really enjoying it – great cd





say a quick prayer

27 02 2007

For anyone that reads this…

Just want to ask you to say a quick prayer for me – the next 48-60 hours are slammed!

I’ve got 3 meeting tomorrow – we’ll review our weekly service plans for this coming Sunday, then another meeting to discuss web strategy, then another to discuss small group strategy – the great thing…2 of the 3 are highly proactive and future oriented – I love that stuff! The other (worship planning) is also, but it’s a weekly meeting.

Then tomorrow I teach the last part in the series we’re doing on Wednesday nights. Thursday I teach at BCF – I love teaching at Bulldog Christian Fellowship – being around college students is a lot of fun and I really enjoy hanging out with them during these times and also communicating truth to them. Pray for Patrice and I…we’re going to team teach on Thursday night about relationships/dating/sex/all that stuff… – should be fun.





just for fun…

26 02 2007


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drive!

26 02 2007

UPDATE!

First, my apologies to the great people at Northpoint – I was just informed by Jim over at churchtechmatters.com that the videos were intended for participants of the 2006 drive conference…I picked up the link from another site on which I’m pretty sure the blogger was indeed a participant…so, I’ve removed the link and made the following editorial changes below…regardless, there are other sites listed below which offer a ton of free goodies to churches (Jim also has a wiki with add’l resources available). As well, Jim also has pulled together a great list of resources that Northpoint has made available for free to churches and I still respect the heck out of those guys in the ATL!

Just found out that Northpoint is making last year’s video sessions available on-line for church leaders – man, you gotta respect the heck out of those guys (that’s north Georgia slang right there…).

One of the country’s greatest Christian leaders is making available the conference from last year which cost hundreds of dollars per person to attend – what a great heart, what a great ministry.

I love the fact that more and more of the Church is going open-source…there are many Christian leaders that are opening up their ideas and making them available for FREE! I love it! Hope we see more of it in the Body of Christ and since I’m in the pentecostal portion of it – I really hope I see it happen within the pentecostal leaders segment…they need to step up to the plate and stop the “ownership mentality” – face it, the fact of the matter is, God’s the one that’s given you the creativity and anointing – please don’t put that on the market. I’m going on notice here as saying that if we don’t see the pentecostal leaders step up and open up, they will quickly see their portion of influence take a nose-dive – something I don’t want to see happen!

Here are the videos from northpoint – check them out as you have time…

And, here are some other free “goodies” that churches can use…I’ll post some links to other sites that pertain to churches later…

  1. eleven72 – Free stills and motion backgrounds
  2. FaithVisuals – Free backgrounds, countdown and video clips
  3. Floodgate Productions – Free worship background
  4. Igniter Media Group – Free loop
  5. Meatloaf Media – Free loops
  6. RevoStock – Free background
  7. Sermonade – 1100 free stock photos
  8. SermonSpice – Free money video
  9. SermonVideos.com – Free motion background
  10. Student Ministry Resources – Free videos, countdowns and graphics
  11. The Shoutable Store – Free video and motion background
  12. The Work of the People – Free video
  13. Video100 – Free animation
  14. WordSearch Media – Free video clips
  15. Worship Films – Free backgrounds (including one HD background) and videos
  16. Worship Graphics – Free image themed sets
  17. WorshipHouse Media – Free service starter video