Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thinking about SITS instead of CIY

There are three different schools on different schedules we must contend with here @ Galilee...and the fun part is none of their calendars sink I'm thinking about bringing up the idea of Summer in the Son. It is a CIY type week long event, I went when I was student.

  • Cheaper than CIY...$230
  • Gets kids on a bible college campus instead of a liberal arts school
  • I love the schedule perfect for high school kids breakfast @ 9 and stuff till Midnight...
  • It would be a new thing for Galilee and myself
  • Works with the summer schedule
  • Some people there...Robbie Seay Band, Jeremy Camp, Jared Hall, The Turning
  • Lots of free stuff in the area to do...Carter Caves and Cliff Jumping.
  • I know the area went so college for 4 years there.
  • 8 hours away compared to 4 hours TN..Roadtrip!!!


  • It's not CIY
  • It's a new thing
  • 8 hours away

If you want to check it out I'm gonna run it by sponsor and pray about it and then make the decision soon.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

2008 Summer Theme

From time to time in the past I have done a summer theme and given them summer calendar that corresponds. Just to get some hype for summer..For example....

Take the Plunge: Summer calendar attached to a mini plunger.

When Stars Wars Phantom Menace came out we did a light saber type thing and attached and talk about the devil our phantom menace.

One summer the calendar was on old parchment looking paper and I burnt the edges and it looked like a treasure map lead to each event that summer...

I just got a crazy one for this summer from a teaching series I did last fall @ Central.

Urban Legends...Have the calendar on old looking paper and give it out attached to a diet coke and menthos (an urban legends that is true and you need to try if you never have). Then teach on Spiritual Urban Legends through out the summer.

I'm looking for feedback on this summer theme if you read this hit the comment button and let me know what you think or let me know your idea.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The 12 days of Galilee

I have now been here 12 days at Galilee...Here are twelve things that have caught my eye, or my mind or thoughts, or something that happened to me. No order just random.

  1. The first board meeting was opened with scripture, a devotional on listening and prayer. It was closed with all the elders and deacons forming a circle holding hands and praying.
  2. I got lost on my first day of work. Debbie Garmin my GPS system got me there but it involved a MLK a dirt road that goes going up a hill and back down.
  3. There is crazy potential for God to do big things here.
  4. I miss my family and cant wait to hug them.
  5. Sweet Tea flows like a raging river here.
  6. I like my commute. It's approx. 25 minutes, but I enjoy it.
  7. Why did I wait so long to have HD TV?
  8. I have seen so many blessings in the past month that God has blessed me with...God is good.
  9. Sorry Florida, but people are nicer in Georgia or maybe I'm just the new guy.
  10. The summer calendar is going to be a challenge here, but I'm up for it. The three school systems all stop and start at different times.
  11. Less distractions doesn't mean you be less distracted. Something will always try to pull you away from time with God.
  12. The book of Proverbs will challenge you, encourage and make you want to seek wisdom.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

En Quote

I heard a great quote this week...

"You can't direct something that isn't moving"

Ben Merold

So often this happens in ministry we really want to direct and steer a program. But the program must be moving and have life to make the changes we need to or we think we need to make. It's the same with volunteers or sponsors, if they are not moving or doing something already it's tough to direct them. If your leading a church, ministry, business, or even a family, you must get it moving to lead it to the place you or God are wanting it to go.

Question to ponder or comment on: Are you moving spiritually? If not how do you expect God to guide you?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Been a while I know....

It has been a long while since I have blogged anything at all. Emotionally over the past month and a half I really could not put myself and my emotions out there. Leaving Central was very tough, I suffered though many tears and emotions and see ya laters. Probably the most emotionally tough time since losing my Grandpa in 2000. I love Central especially the students there. It broke my heart to leave them. But God was telling me that it was time for me and my family to move on.

God's will is not always easy. It's not always what you want to do. But it's always what you need to do...