Friday, July 27, 2007

A season of change

I've been in ministry long enough to see God move in amazing ways. Sometimes we don't understand it though. I've seen some of my dearest friends step away from a church and others be let go from their positions. Its been cool to see how God uses those experiences to do things we just couldn't imagine at the time. That is where I am now. I will be leaving my position at CFC soon and am trusting that God will put me where He wants me. My wife and I are sad to go for sure, but we do realize that God has a plan for us, we just have to be patient and faithful to hear from him. We love our church and have made a family there. God is continuing to bless them and they will have a big impact on this community for many years to come. I can't wait to see what is in store for them.

As for me, I'm looking to what is next. Please pray for us. We need your prayers as we walk thru this season of change. If you know of a church looking for a technical person please let me know.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Staying humble

I did something rather goofy today, which happens regularly but today I am admitting it. I do consider myself a reasonably decent tech arts guy, but sometimes God finds it important to keep me humble and remind me to laugh at myself. Today I needed to get an additional Countryman headset for one of our pastors. I went and got the belt pack and E6, put in new batteries, etc., and I asked our volunteer sound guy for today, Chris, to get it dialed in as I spoke from the stage. As I began to speak I watched Chris turning knobs and looking a little confused. He then looked behind the console checking wires, looking at the receiver and the confused look on his face continued. Trying to be empowering to my volunteers I figured he was more than capable enough to get things going without my interference so I just continued my "Can you here me now" type of thing from the stage. After a few more seconds of nothing I decided I should go back to the booth and try to help Chris. As I stepped down from the stage, I looked down and had to stop and laugh. Yes, I did have the belt pack turned on, but I forgot to plug the mic into it! DOH! I tell Chris what I had done and he just smiles real big and finishes dialing things in, never to mentioned it again when I do get back to the booth. Oh well, I guess I needed a good laugh this morning.

Have you ever done something completely goofy like that?