Friday, February 24, 2006


I have been tagged by Rick, but I am only capable of thinking in fours, so here goes:

Four Jobs I've Had:
Grocery store stocker (a really, really bad one)
Country Club Cart Attendant (free golf - yeah!)
Youth Pastor
Music Director

Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over:
Top Gun (I have a need, a need for speed!)
Office Space
Monty Python & The Holy Grail
Bull Durham (back when Kevin Costner was cool)

Four Places I Have Lived:
Houston, Texas
St. Louis, Missouri (Cardinals baby!)
Charleston, SC
Greenville, SC

Four Shows I Like To Watch:
24 (I wish I was Jack Baeur)
The Office
My Name Is Earl

Four Foods That I Like:
Fajitas at Pappasitos
Anything at the Cheesecake Factory
The JC at Moe's (John Coctostan for you non-regulars)
Mushroom Cheeseburger at Five Guys

Four Sites That I Visit Every Day:
Bloglines (I'm addicted and I know it)

Four Things I Want To Do Before I Die:
Write a book (doesn't everyone say that?)
Sit in with U2
Take Jenny skiing in Colorado
Give my girls away at their weddings (mushy I know, but it's my blog!)

Four People I'm Tagging:
Dave Ferguson
Geoff Surratt
Andy Stanley (I know he doesn't have a blog, but he can do it on mine!)
Warren Bird

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Worship Article

I recently wrote an article for on how to build a worship band from scratch. You can check it out here (it's a free registration).

Saturday, February 18, 2006


We hit the mountains yesterday for some snow tubin' with the girls. We had a blast, but it a felt a little strange to be on snow when it's 60 degrees outside! Ashlyn loved it, because she actually got to go down the hill this year. We lasted a whole 1 1/2 hours out of the 3 we had, we're getting old...

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The Bitty Browser

Thanks to Robert Scoble, I discovered the Bitty Browser which is now in the sidebar of this blog. It's a fully functioning mini-browser that currently defaults to our website. I have no idea if this is actually helpful to anyone, but a browser inside a browser is too cool to pass up.

Shower For Your Ministry

I thought I would pass along a great idea that one of our Student Ministry volunteers had. We were trying to come up with easy ways for our congregation to be able to donate items for our new youth room. It's always a little dicey to ask for donations, because you never really know what kind of stuff you will get. So the idea was to throw our youth a shower. A few of the guys went to Target and Lowes and registered our church as a wedding. They then put together a dream list of cool stuff for the room - tv's, video games, rugs, lamps, ect. People loved the idea and we now have a room full of mostly brand new stuff! How cool is that?

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Online Learning

We are unveiling a really cool spiritual growth tool next weekend at Seacoast, but I thought I would give you guys a sneak peak. For the past year a team of very talented and dedicated Seacoasters have been working on a massive online project to help people grow spiritually. Next weekend (at Greenville) we're unveiling a piece of that project called the Spiritual Health Assessment. They have developed a 56 question diagnosis tool to help you see where you are in your growth based on the five values Seacoast is built on: worship, connect, serve, share and grow. After you take the assessment you are give a customized list of resources to help you grow in each area. The list of resources will be continually updated, so this is a living tool that will just continue to improve over time.

If you'd like to take it for a test drive you can click
here. Please let us know what you think and I will pass it on to the team. This is a great tool that is just the beginning of what Seacoast's Online Learning is going to be about.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Small Groups Are Happenin'

After my last couple of posts, it probably seems like I need put down the knife and take a vacation. Actually, I am really stoked about where things are right now. It's just more fun to blog rants! :)

Our small groups have been going for a couple weeks now, and I just got the final reports that 80% of our adults are in groups! I always had the feeling that as we grew, our percentage of attenders in groups would go down. It has actually been the opposite. Our goal by the end of the year is 85%, and now I think we may have to bump that to 90! I don't think I could ever imagine having church without communities of people that live life together. Why would you want to try to do that?