SUNDAY NIGHT MIND DUMP

I have been a bad blogger for months now. So much to say. I think I am gonna go the mind dump right and just throw it at the wall and see what sticks.

  • Graduation party season is very hard in my profession.  I put on weight and get sun burnt, what a tough life.
  • Actually this is a pretty low-key year. We are graduating one of our last small classes and they spread their parties out pretty well.
  • So far my favorite party food was Steff Fisher having Rita’s Italian Ice.
  • Last week was one of the most refreshing, “productive” weeks of my year.  I went into hiding from people and that is bad, but I knocked so many things off my to-do list.
  • I am working on my teaching calendar for next year and I LOVE that type of long term planning. I will post it on here later.
  • My life has finally slowed down.  I went on a date with my wife and am catching up on yard work so that I don’t have to do any on Sunday or Monday-my day off.
  • Here’s an example of life the last couple months. I had my first two funerals, two three teen pregnancies, and a fake suicide on top of “normal” ministry stuff.
  • Having said that I wouldn’t want to do any other job.  Spring is always crazy so now it is time to focus on slowing down.
  • OB orientation is at our church in 13 days.
  • We are getting a new roof in the next couple of weeks. I think we may pull the trigger on the kitchen updates too.
  • Malachi had a fever of 102 todayL
  • I wish I could give LeBron a hug today.
  • I wish I could give LeBron a hug everyday though.
  • Time to hit the YMCA hard this week.
  • I enjoyed Kary Oberbrunner’s message today.  He took the comedy up a notch and that is how I love communicators to work it.
  • I am leading worship this week.  I stole an idea from Travis Davenport and we are using the chords from Viva La Vida to lead into Your Grace is Enough.
  • If I had cable I would watch the MTV Movie Awards tonight. I will just watch it online tomorrow.
  • I am too lazy to link to half the stuff I am mentioning.
  • I wish there was another good superhero movie coming out this summer.
  • Malachi is really starting to like dancing. That is one of my goals as a dad, to make our fellowship of churches a little better at dancing through my offspring.
  • Welp that is enough for now. I think in the next week or so I may have some cool posts coming around so stay tuned.

NEW BLOG: ERIC MILLER

I consider it my duty to let the world know when someone I love starts blogging. 

ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE WORLD; CHECK OUT ERIC MILLER’S NEW BLOG!

Eric went to Grace with me, and is now the student ministry pastor at Grace Community Church in Frederick MD. Those are the things I am expected to say but the truth is I will always remember having every class together the fall semester of our senior year and how much we DID NOT pay attention.

HSM FINAL STATS

HSM WEDNESDAY NIGHTS ARE OVER FOR THE YEAR. HERE ARE SOME STATS I WAS CRUNCHING TO MOVE FORWARD AND PLAN….

HSM Stats for 2009-2010

 

 

  2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 % growth f/06-07 % growth f/07-08
visitors  

5.03

5.515152

 

0.096451593

registered students  

63.03

72.27273

 

0.146640128

total students

42.827

68.2

78.33333

0.829363226

0.1485826

adults  

7

9.606061

 

0.372294372

bodies in room  

75.07

87.93939

 

0.201357841

 200 students who came at least 2 times

 Out of those 200 the average comes 35 percent or every 3 weeks.

TONY MORGAN AT MY CHURCH…AND HEARTBREAK!

A couple of weeks ago Tony Morgan (if you don’t read his blog you live under a rock) said he wanted to do a blog tour and make a stop in Columbus, OH. I immediately thought “hey that is where I live” and got with Kary Oberbrunner so we could try and make it happen.

Long story short it did happen and TONY MORGAN IS COMING TO MY CHURCH but I am going to be at the Momentum conference.  I love Momentum and wouldn’t miss it but I sure wish I could catch Tony and get to spend the day with he and Kary.  Simply put that sucks.

Oh well I still want everyone to come and check it out and have a good time at my church with Tony and without me REGISTER HERE.

THINKING AHEAD

I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS AND HAVE MENTIONED IT IN PIECES BEFORE…

5 THINGS HSM IS DOING WELL RIGHT NOW

  1. Wednesday night atmosphere
  2. Grace Group participation
  3. Number of students serving
  4. Summer trip participation
  5. Encouraging life-change           

5 THINGS HSM NEEDS TO BETTER NEXT YEAR

  1. Creative teaching/communication of Wednesday night big idea
  2. Having enough Grace Groups to make sure everyone can find one.
  3. Percentage of students serving
  4. Long term planning for summer trips-Fund Raising and leader recruitment.
  5. Personal Outreach