Sunday, November 23, 2008

School of (Worship) Rock

I'm proud of these kids.  This after only 1 hour of practicing together.

More to come soon!  With kids singing!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Catalyst OneDay(Later)

So, it's the day after the awesome Catalyst OneDay event that we hosted at Granger Community Church.  More OneDay events are coming to Georgia and Texas in the winter.

I love conferences I think because I like to learn new things.  Only thing is, I've been to a lot of conferences that I seem to not remember a whole lot from even when I take good notes.  I like the the idea of trying to work on a couple or three things, so I thought I'd think back to yesterday and pick 3 things that I felt I learned or was reminded of:

1. Personal spiritual momentum is fueled by greater amounts of time spent in your area of giftedness. (Andy Stanley) This is huge for me.  I think I'm in a season right now where personal walk and using my gifts are lining up well.  I can look back to dry spells when I wasn't using my gifts as I should.  Now to help others do the same thing.

2. Never sacrifice your relationship with Jesus at the altar of doing ministry.  (Craig Groeschel) There will be busy seasons, but make sure you are proactive enough to schedule recovery time.

3. Your people need your leadership gift more than they need what you can do.  (Andy Stanley)  For those of us charged to lead people, this is a kick in the head.  I often get trapped in the doing of things and then don't have time to lead the teams I'm leading.  Delegating by giving people authority (not tasks) helps us to develop the leaders around us.

If you were there and have one to share, feel free.

MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: Got to hang out with Steve Fee and Matt Adkins from Fee. VERY COOL GUYS.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

They Say Imitation is the Sincerest form of Flattery

Nice job on this! You guys rock!

More Advent Conspiracy

I'm loving so much of what Advent Conspiracy has to say. Check this out from Rick McKinley - pastor at Imago Dei.

This is the promo which several bloggers in my world have posted:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Can or Should?

I've been thinking about this question a lot lately.

There are a lot of things I CAN do each day.  I have a certain set of gifts/abilities/opportunities that I can invest my time into.   The bigger question to consider for me now is, "SHOULD I?"

For me, this seems to be a stewardship issue.  How we steward our time tells a lot about our walk with God.  If I consider my return on my investment, how am I doing in building the Kingdom values in my life?  The Bible often talks about consecrating things - or separating them - for holy purposes.  What does consecrated time look like?  What does today look like?  

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12