It’s Just Life

My Life, Youth Pastoring
Our church secretary for the past 26 years suffered a series of mini-strokes last week. She is doing much better now and is slated for surgery in the coming weeks. So she has chosen this as an opportune moment to retire. So this week has been a little on the crazy side. Here are a few of the other things going on: We are kicking off a new Children's Church program (so there are lots of logos and logistics to finalize) We have our annual Trunk or Treat extravaganza tomorrow night (anyone else do the Trunk or Treat thing? It is great. We started this several years ago, at the time we were the only church in our community doing it. Now we are one of about 10) I was…
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Editing

Editing

Youth Pastoring
When you are reading through your notes for the night and you get to the last point and instead of actually editing it you just sort of skim it because you are bored it might be time to trim the whole thing down a bit. I guess I will do some more editing since I am sure if I can't keep my own attention I can't keep theirs.
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Mall Report

Meeting Report
Let me start by saying that those of you who like the mall scavenger hunt idea there is one more caveat you need to add. NO GREETING CARDS. I said they couldn’t go to the Christian book store, but I forgot about the Hallmark. Several of them found the Mac Lucado card section and that doesn’t require much thought. I guess you could make the rule that it can’t be anything that was designed to tell people about God. That would fix most of those type things. Anyway, on our way to the mall (which is in Dothan an hour away) our van’s alternator stopped working. So we had this slowly deteriorating electrical system for the last 15 minutes or so and it finally died less than a mile from…
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Creative Arts Festival

Meeting Report
I spent yesterday and today with some key leaders at a Creative Arts Festival in Columbus, GA. It was a cool place to learn some new ideas and to hear how others were worshiping creatively. The really cool part was pulling aside some student leaders and getting a chance to talk to them as leaders and not as a part of a larger group. We just took one van load, it was so amazing. As much as I like taking lots of people places it is cool to have everyone in the same vehicle. I really learned way too much to mention here. As I have been moving towards some of the ancient/future worship stuff I have really been out of the loop for drama and creative movement and some…
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