Monday Minute

Students are back in school this week and it seems to only get busier. Looking forward to a new school year. Here are some highlights of the past week!

  • Worship yesterday was awesome! Great worship and message. I'm pumped to see what God has in store for the future "Watermark Church."
  • I was able to baptize three good friends - excited about God has in store for their lives!
  • My wife, Cassidy has a new job at Eagle Eye outfitters. It's a great Christian business.
  • I'm a little worn out at the moment - full-time ministry plus seminary at night is wearing on me.
  • I plan on being done with seminary this December. I pray that will be it for me.
  • My wife, Cassidy fixed up my blog today for me! She is awesome at tech stuff.
  • Excited about week 2 of our "Battle Within" series dealing with temptation. Praying students are set free from bondage to serve Jesus and love people.
  • One of the favorite parts of my day are hanging out with my wife at home with Heidi (our golden retriever).
  • We are beginning our small groups tonight! We are starting a new one due to the growth that has happened.

Monday Minute

What a great week! God has been doing some awesome things in the lives of people.

  • I videoed three college/graduate age friends for baptism videos. My church shoots a video prior to each person's baptism where they share their story of how they came to know Christ! It is awesome to see.
  • Our Family Lake trip was a lot of fun! It was a great day to kick back and relax with the students and their families.
  • Big changes in store for the church - I will unveil the changes this next week!
  • I really enjoyed the CORE student leadership team meeting on Sunday afternoon. It blesses my life to see students step up and lead. Our "Back to School" Lock in will be student led (student sharing gospel, leading worship, planned activities).
  • We are adding new small groups this fall!
  • I'm excited about the leaders that have just committed to becoming small group leaders and co-leaders.
  • I am halfway through my 8 week classes at seminary. My prayer is that I'll finish this Fall (and still not go crazy from all the work)
  • Praying for Tim and Emily Flowers - they are at the hospital waiting for Julia to be born
  • We are revamping the student area - if you have any ideas or resources for a coffee shop look, please let me know!?

Monday Minute

It is over halfway through July!

  • Praying that God provides for Cassidy to go back to college to finish her degree. She is planning to finish with a Contemporary Worship Degree at BCF (Baptist College of Florida). We are excited that she will finish quickly.
  • Even though seminary is wearing me out, I'm planning to be finished this Fall (unless I decide to keep going...hmmm).
  • I've been challenged to do a better job of strategic planning. Praying that I'll be in sync with His plans before I make plans.
  • Looking forward to Wednesday night, we have a special praise dance team coming and a great night of worship!
  • I'm thinking about beginning a podcast of the Wednesday night service.
  • Big changes in store for our church this Fall! I'm excited.
  • We saw the movie, "Inception." It was an interesting (and crazy) movie. I still do not understand a majority of the movie.
  • A few blog posts I plan to write in the next week or two are, "Reflections on 5 years of Student Ministry" and "Thoughts on Planning in Ministry" and "Family Focused Student Ministry."