Friday, May 29, 2009

5th Grade Mission Trip Update #2

Guest Blogger - Morgan Long (Reflections on Day 2)

We all had a blast; the whitewater adventure water park was way above our imaginations. The raft rides were amazing with the sharp turns and riding on the walls. Awesome great adventures and fast were some of the ways we described this amazing six flags water park. After we had all the fun we imagined, we went to our hotel and got ready for our mexican dinner. We had burritos, which we regreted eating, tacos, beans, rice and quesadillas. After a great dinner we went to the hotel so we could have our devotional and plan out the rest of our trip.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

5th Grade Mission Trip Update #1...Pastor D

Guest Blogger - Pastor D

Here we are sitting in the lobby of Springhill Suites in Alpharetta Georgia... Last night was a night to remember... Dinner @ the Varsity... Riding Marta (which was quite a interesting experience for our kids)... then a great night @ Phillips arena with the Atlanta Dream... which gave us many...MANY memories.

Following our night of festivities we concluded with a special time of prayer and presentation of Teen Bibles to the kids. Needless to say, the kids loved their Bibles and were thrilled with the many things that are in days ahead. Please pray for sunny weather today. The news is telling us that it is suppose to rain all day... we are suppose to be @ Six Flags White Water. Last year we had rain on this same day...doing the same thing! IT was so cold... I am praying that today the water is not cold... especially if it is going to rain.

So here we are about to leave... and journey into another day of fun! Watch for future post... our next post will be by one of our students.... you will have to check back to see!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Are we doing Student Ministry as effectively as we could?...or should?

I recently graduated with my Masters in Youth and Family Ministry. One of the most challenging things about this program was it requiring me to rethink how I have traditionally done student ministry. I plan on posting more about this but this video gets the idea started. Should we be doing student ministry or family ministry?

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Family Time

Today, I am doing absolutely nothing but having fun hanging out with the fam! We've been riding four wheelers, playing baseball, swinging etc...It's been a blast.

But the interesting thing to me is how refreshing it is when you take time to just enjoy family. As a minister I am usually overwhelmed with "church work" and many times can neglect my 1st priority given to me by God.

After my relationship with him, I am to minister to my family, not to my "job". This is not something just for ministers but for everyone. I challenge you this weekend to take some time to do nothing but hang with your family. Enjoy them, cherish them, and most important focus on their needs 1st...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Disturbed?

I ran across this prayer today and it made me think...How many of us are doing something so big, dreaming dreams so large, that without God we will fall flat on our face? I believe God wants to do great things through the church today, I believe we are just to afraid of failing and looking unsuccesful to our peers that we are afraid to have a God-size vision in our life!

Here's the prayer:

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed too little, when we arrive safely because we have sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when with the abundance of things we possess, we have lost our thirst for the waters of life; having fallen in love with life, we have ceased to dream of eternity; and in our efforts to build a new earth, we have allowed our vision of the new heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, to venture on wider seas where storms will show your mastery; where losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; and to push us into the future in strength, courage, hope, and love.

I know I have been sailing too close to the shore lately and I am asking Jesus to disturb me to action.

In what areas have you become too comfortable and need to pray: "Lord, disturb me?" In what areas in your life have you been traveling too close to shore and need to pray: "Lord, disturb me?"

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A lot to catch up on...

So, I know what you're thinking, I guess Scott feel out of the blogasphere world...well kinda, but things around here have been crazy...I mean seriously crazy. Between a 10 day road trip, graduation, concerts and the list goes on and on, my life has been interesting. Every time I get ready to come back and post, I found another thing come up...

Okay enough excuses...I'm back and ready to rejoin the bloggin world. So if you have left, come back, if your new, welcome!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Where have you been?

You may have been asking that question about me...it's been crazy here...We had an awesome service at the end of February (on Wednesday Night), celebrated Blake's birthday, did our 1st drama here, and yesterday I preached for the first time in the main sanctuary...and on top of all that...I'm now on FACEBOOK! Ok, so I can see where it can be a little addictive...If you don't have me as a friend...hit me up...and I'll try to get back in the groove of blogging...I am heading to Knoxville Wednesday for Winterfest so I may be here and there with it.