Friday, September 30, 2011

Get $25 OFF Your Simply Youth Ministry Conference Early Bird Registration


Hi friends! If you're in the youth ministry world, I would love to invite you to join me and 3,000 other youth workers at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme for the conference is BREATHE! Come learn, recharge, connect and fall in youth ministry all over again. I was in Colorado a few weeks ago with some great youth workers planning the conference, and trust me, it's going to be fantastic! You don't want to miss it!

Contact me and I can give you a special code to receive $25 off. Early Bird Registration is now open, so, in the words of the great Larry The Cable Guy, "Git Er Done!" ... Hey, that just sounds so right considering the fact that the conference is in Kentucky, doesn't it?! Register HERE.

Get $25 OFF Your Simply Youth Ministry Conference Early Bird Registration


Hi friends! If you're in the youth ministry world, I would love to invite you to join me and 3,000 other youth workers at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme for the conference is BREATHE! Come learn, recharge, connect and fall in youth ministry all over again. I was in Colorado a few weeks ago with some great youth workers planning the conference, and trust me, it's going to be fantastic! You don't want to miss it!

Contact me and I can give you a special code to receive $25 off. Early Bird Registration is now open, so, in the words of the great Larry The Cable Guy, "Git Er Done!" ... Hey, that just sounds so right considering the fact that the conference is in Kentucky, doesn't it?! Register HERE.

October Teaching Series Poster 2

A few people have been asking about the wording being covered up by the heart on the poster for our new teaching series. The poster door actually opens, and here's what it looks like. The actual wording that's covered just says "October Teaching".


Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Teaching Series

I'm really excited about our new teaching series at The Wire in October: Shaped for Serving & Wired for Worship. Our graphics guy Kevin came up with a cool poster design.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Small Groups Off & Running!

It's one of my favorite times of year again ... small groups are off and running! I just love watching small Bible study and life-on-life conversations happening. Super excited seeing about 65 of our students being loved on by 13 adult volunteers. Small groups are the atmosphere where real pastoral ministry can happen. On the way home last night I received a text from a 12-year-old student: "Hey i had a great time at small groups." Small groups are worth it!







Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Painting ... Sunset from Our New Home

Last Friday we had an absolutely gorgeous sunset. While my painting doesn't do it justice, here's my artistic rendition of it. Below is the actual photo.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Youth Sunday Call to Worship

Friday, September 23, 2011

New Painting ... Mt. Kilimanjaro

I've loved Mt. Kilimanjaro since I first laid eyes on it as a teenager on a missions trip to Tanzania in 1991. During our trip we helped construct what is now Kilimanjaro Christian College. Two years ago I had a chance to return there with my grandfather, who founded the school, to train pastors. 


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Anthony Bruno Falls Off Log Into Lake in Georgia

This is one of my former students while on a missions trip to Georgia - I believe in 2009.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Doug Fields on Small Groups

Tonight we begin our small groups! I couldn't be more excited to see students connected life-on-life with their peers and a caring adult. Here's my friend Doug Fields with some tips for small group leaders. It was shot a year ago, but the principles are timeless.



Related: Small Group Promo Video "Joinin a Small Group"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wrong Worship

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Test Your Awareness: Whodunnit? ... Are you paying attention?

Flight School Announcement Video

My 9-year-old and her friend made an announcement video for Flight School - the children's ministry at our church. Grooming them for when they get into middle school! :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wire Announcements 9.11.11

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Yankees vs. Angels in Anaheim




Well, last night, thanks to a friend, we scored tickets to the Yankees vs. Angels game in Anaheim. Don't worry, we represented Yankees hard core! Unfortunately, the Yanks lost 2-1, but we had a great time with our new friends, the Van Meeterens and enjoyed fireworks after the game. Great family time!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What Good is God?

Last night I finished reading Philip Yancey's book What Good is God? which was given to me as a gift by my friend Kit Farrell. In the book, Yancey recounts several trips he's made to various places around the world where He's seen faith in action and hints as to why it matters. Excellent read, and a good book to give seekers.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

World Premier of "Joinin a Small Group" by PK Dizzle

The Wire Announcement Video 9.4.11 ... Hilarious!

One of our students had a medical procedure recently and had to be put under. Upon waking up her father recorded her while she was still all drugged up. Very funny and we're glad she was cool enough to share the humor with us. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Review Published in Group Magazine

For a few years now I have been writing articles for a few youth ministry websites. Recently I was asked to write a book review for Group Magazine - my first published article in print form. Here are a few views if you would like to zoom in and read it.