Create-ativity

We have our first official meeting of the Creative Team this week. I’m really jazzed about getting everyone together.  The mix of backgrounds, styles, and skills should be tons of fun.  I love seeing the culture and personality of our church come together.  Our diverse abilities are so much better than a couple leaders sitting at a table trying to be creative.

What are you seeing around you this week that catches your attention?  Where are you seeing God’s Truth painted in the fabric of everyday life?

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What I’m Working On

The web is such a different place now than it was five years ago or even a few years ago.  I can remember when I signed up for MySpace and it was something pimply middle-schoolers wasted time on.  Now not only does everyone use it, the whole social networking genre has redefined the internet.  To me it’s the baby of all the Web 2.0 stuff.

All this means rethinking how the church uses the web.  People don’t just log onto a website to look at pictures and check service times.  They expect to be able to share, connect, comment, laugh, experience . . .

When I think of my favorite websites, I spend only a few minutes (sometimes less) on them daily.  I can log on, see the new stuff, probably find a few interesting things to follow through on, and go.

At Life, we’re rethinking how we use the web.  It’s going to be more than blogs and podcasts.  Keeps looking for changes in the future.  It will be an interesting experiment.

Sunday 03/02

Quick update.  What a great Sunday in KidzLife!  I haven’t heard back from the adult service, but we had tons of fun.  Some wins from this week:

  • We’re really hitting on all cylinders lately by adding hands-on activities, music, and some new games.
  • We’re seeing more returning first-time visitors.
  • We’re also seeing kids who have only been once or twice invite their friends.
  • We seamlessly added a new security system and it went great.
  • Our students volunteers are doing a great job setting up and keeping the kids pumped!

I’m really looking forward to Easter with the roll we’re on in KidzLife right now. Now would be a great time to volunteer!  We currently could use people who can either teach, organize, facilitate, or sing.  Working as a facilitator is a great way to test the waters.  You can get descriptions for our positions here.

Are you guys ready for an awesome Easter?

Sunday 12/2

I meant to put this blog out sooner, but here’s the report for this Sunday in KidzLife.

We had three new kids who had never been in before that had an awesome time. Our volunteers did awesome this week, from two people at sign in, to our student team leaders. Special thanks to our team leaders, by the way, who do a great job every week keeping the kids pumped.

I’m looking forward to a great Christmas season and an awesome new year!