Archives for March 2008

MAC Back up and RUNNING!

I LOVE MY MAC… Short story.  My new MacBook Pro 15″ 2.2 Ghz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD lost both USB ports on March 14, 2008.  The Apple Store in Irvine, Ca worked to get it fixed before I left on March 27th for Dallas/Fort Worth to no avail. On March 26th AppleCare decided […]

My Time with The Crossing Church, Costa Mesa, California

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to Debbie Collette, Involvement Pastor of The Crossing Church in Costa Mesa, California as we had a great time working with her and the team at The Crossing the week leading up to Easter 2008. Debbie you are doing a great ministry leading The Crossing. I do believe I […]

Happy Easter

Last night as we were talking with our boys about Easter we talked how awesome it is that we get to celebrate that, “Jesus got up from the dead”. That’s my oldest boy Caleb’s way of saying resurrection. From our family to yours, “Happy Easter”. We pray that today is a day of Sabbath for […]

The Best $100 Your Church Will Spend in 2008

This will be the best $100 your church will spend in 2008. Doug Slaybaugh and Craig Wiseman came together this year on the back of Craig’s #1 hit song with Tim Nichols for CMT star Tim McGraw to launch, “Live Like You Were Dying“. Live Like You Were Dying is not only the name of […]

Back Up Computers

Using my wife’s backup computer this week.  Once I went to a MAC I thought I’d never go back.  Still my plan; however, I’m typing on a PC. What will my MAC think?

Computer Failure

Street to the Seat faithful… We have experienced computer failure and will be down for the next 5 – 7 business days.  Hope to be back online the week after Easter.  Please accept our apologies for not being able to be engaged with you these next few days.

Easter Planning

Here is an excerpt from my churches weekly newsletter: _________________ In a recent national survey, most Americans said they’d accept an invitation to attend a church during Easter season if someone would simply invite them! They are waiting to be asked! In another national survey, the Barna Institute identified five different groups of Americans: The […]

Video Interview with Pastor Kerry as he spends time with First Baptist Gladewater, Texas and Pastor Ellis Hayden.

Pastor Kerry spends a week with First Baptist Church Gladewater, Texas his home church as they address biblical health and balance around the purposes of scripture, ministry over maintenance, growth over control, and taking healthy next steps.

What are the challenges churches face in providing both Sunday School and Small Groups?

Dr. Daryl Eldridge with Rockbridge Seminary posted this question as a comment on one of last week’s blog postings. GREAT QUESTION! What are the challenges churches face in providing both Sunday School and Small Groups? Here are my learnings around this topic: 1. Senior Pastors are not in either a Sunday School or a Small […]

Discussion in East Texas with Pastor Kerry and “Is this what your Jesus told you to do?” brings mixed trains of thought.

Our talk yesterday in North East Texas had several hundred in attendance and the response to the talk, “Is this what your Jesus told you to do?” came with mixed reviews. I would estimate that 50% of the crowd was right in the middle of understanding and evaluating their next steps to better engage their […]