I’m in Carlsbad, CA attending the first ever Multi-Site Round Table discussion for church technical directors. This discussion is the brainchild of Dennis Choy, Technical and Production Pastor of North Coast Church, Jill Gille, Executive Production Manager of Willow Creek Church, and Daryl Cripe, Senior Director of Production for Grace Community Church.
I’m so glad that they chose to put this event together. Even before the event started, I was already realizing the benefits of this type of meeting. Before today’s first session, I had a quick bite to eat with Jeff VanderGiessen, the Production Technology Director at Mars Hill Church. He shared with me something that he does at his church that would really help at my church. Wow! I already had one great take away within 10 minutes of coming here.
We started off the session by discussing leadership issues, staff performance issues, and what was working well at our churches. It was also a great time to connect with my peers from 18 great churches all over the country. I’m excited about what God is going to do as we continue our discussion tomorrow.
Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling very encouraged. With my recent posts on my weight loss and the one year anniversary of this blog, I’ve been getting some very encouraging e-mails, comments on the blog, and messages from many people via Twitter and Facebook.
I just wanted to say thanks. Several people have told be how they have been impacted by this blog. I’m honored and humbled to hear that. I hope I’m able to convey that it is not me, but rather, God using me. I’ll always be amazed that God chooses to use me.
So thank you for reading this blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts by commenting. But most of all, thank you for your prayers. It’s impacted me more than you’ll ever know.
Today, July 6, 2008, marks the one year anniversary of this blog. I want to thank everyone for joining me on this thrilling journey. God has done some amazing things over the past year.
At this time last year, I wasn’t sure where I would be working or where I would be living. I was in the midst of being audited by the IRS and I was about 35 pounds heavier than I am now. It was a difficult and uncertain time. In the midst of this, for some reason, I thought it would be a good time to start blogging.
Because of God’s faithfulness and the support of my family, everything has changed. Since then, He has blessed me with a great job at LifeChurch.tv. It is an honor to work with such an amazing group of people. He gave us a great house in Oklahoma. The problem with the IRS was resolved and they ended up giving me money. It was just a few bucks, but still… God has also helped me to become much more disciplined in my eating and exercise. I’m now approaching the weight I was when I got married 14 years ago.
I’ve also enjoyed getting to know many of you through the blog. Thanks for being a part of it.
For those of you I haven’t met yet, now is a great opportunity. Please leave a comment and introduce yourself…