Monday, June 30, 2008
Click here to find out more information about how to access the live video stream.
Hope you can join us. Picture from our time will be coming soon...stand by!
After we stopped to help them out we headed to Salt Lake and got a flat tire on the front right side as we were going through the mountains! We got into dinner literally as it was closing at 6:30!
Starfield is playing our music and last night Francis Chan spoke...more on this later!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
You will be able to experience it with us if you aren't going! On Monday night we will have a live video stream available. More details on that later today or tomorrow morning. Paul's prayer for the Ephesians in chapter 3 has captured my heart this week and it's going to be my prayer for our students all week.
"14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
Saturday, June 28, 2008
The article is HERE.
He is looking at Lost through the theological lens of eschatology.
Put on your thinking cap!
This is the clarion call for our student ministry this summer! May we be a ministry that proclaims the Word - the glory of Jesus Christ as revealed in the book of 1 John.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I am hoping and praying that in 365 days I am in Poland.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
“Can we only speak when we are fully living what we are saying? If all our words had to cover all our actions, we would be doomed to permanent silence! Sometimes we are called to proclaim God’s love even when we are not yet fully able to live it. Does that mean we are hypocrites? Only when our own words no longer call us to conversion. Nobody completely lives up to his or her own ideals and visions. But by proclaiming our ideals and visions with great conviction and great humility, we may gradually grow into the truth we speak. As long as we know that our lives always will speak louder than our words, we can trust that our words will remain humble.”
Monday, June 23, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
BUT she changed the ritual as I was leaving the room and from out of nowhere said, "Pray for the Broncos."
I shed a tear and we spent the whole night in prayer, praying that the Broncos would move up the power rankings from number 23!
I LOVE MY DAUGHTER! SHE MAKES ME LOL! Where did that come from?
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I read this today in this post and it got me thinking...are you?
I am so grateful to have a team of small group leaders in my ministry that are serious about making disciples in their small groups.
I wrestle daily with this tension and don't see and end in sight.
Monday, June 16, 2008
I will incorporate this resource into my up and coming senior study with the Class of 2009.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
June 15, 1996.
I am excited for year 13.
Staying at this hotel in Playa Del Carmen for our honeymoon seems like it was just yesterday. Funny memory...the Macarena was popluar. Hey Macarena!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Here are Chris' 5, actually 6, dangerous things we should let our students do:
1. Dance with doubt
2. Discover truth for themselves
3. Disengage from reality every now and then
4. Dispatch their story, not someone elses
4.5 Determine their own future
5. Deconstruct what they are told, see and come to “know”
Watch the TelePresence video HERE.
This conversation could go so many ways. For example, we could have all our staff missionaries on stage presenting once a quarter during our Sunday morning services. What do you think?
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Art of Self Leadership by Bill Hybels
"So a leader must lead down, up, and laterally. But perhaps the most overlooked leadership challenge is the one in the middle. Who is your toughest leadership challenge?
Yourself."The toughest challenge is to lead the person you see in the mirror.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
What do you think?
Friday, June 06, 2008
I want to be part of a community of people who rows together. I want to be on this faith journey with someone who is rowing who can help me when I get stuck. I want to be with someone who wants to learn how to row. I want to teach someone how to row. I want someone to teach me how to row with rhythm. I don't want to row alone. I want every student and adult in our ministry to know how to row and how to do it with others. Wanna row?
Thursday, June 05, 2008
1. Soul Guide: Following Jesus As Spiritual Director by Bruce Demarest
2. Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie
3. Brain Rules by John Medina
4. An Introduction to the Theology of Karl Barth by Geoffrey W. Bromiley
5. Church Dogmatics: A Selection With Introduction by Helmut Gollwitzer
6. A Community Called Atonement (Living Theology) by Scot McKnight
7. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams
8. The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry by Kenda Creasy Dean and Ron Foster
9. The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry by Sarah Arthur
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
How cool is that?