Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Blog is moving

We are finally moving to our new site. Please check us out at our new site
We will no longer be posting to this blogger blog so please move your RSS feed to

Also coming up in the next few weeks me and David Collinsworth will be combining on a blog called DPC Creative. I will let you know more about it in the coming weeks on
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunday Look Back 10-4-09

This Sunday was an awesome Sunday at DP!
  • I love our band! What an awesome group of talented guys who love God.
  • Did anyone else get blinded by the huge shiny spot on Philip's shirt??
  • I ran lights this Sunday. It is always fun for me to man a position in the booth and let the other volunteers run their positions.
  • Could you imagine a service without the production team. No lights, no video. It would be weird wouldn't it.
  • I am really encouraged by the team I have in the booth every Sunday. They are always willing to learn something new.
  • If I have never said this in this blog. I am really proud of Rusty Lehman. Who has not only learned the lights from scratch but he also quit smoking cold turkey. I have no idea how hard that is but I can imagine.
  • Matt you will be fine next week.
  • If anyone is interested in helping people come to Christ through the visual and audio elements of the service I am looking for volunteers in the production booth. NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED. You just need to be willing to learn something new.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Twitter Back Grounds

One thing on my to do list has been to create new twitter backgrounds for bwsworld and for Discover Point. I thought it would be easier than it was. I spend about 2 hours last night resizing the images until they worked on a variety of screen resolutions. Check them out when you get a minute.



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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Production Blog: People want to be a part of something big

Above is a video of the black eyed peas performance of "I gotta feeling" at Oprah's 24th season kick off party. This is awesome, this gets me excited and this proof that people want to be apart of something big.

My wife showed me this video this past weekend and I loved it. How awesome is it that 21,000 or so came together and did one massive dance. How much fun would it have been to take part in it? How much fun would it have been just to watch it from the towers above the Chicago street.

I found out by searching the blogs that Carlos Whitaker of Ragga Muffin soul also did a short but powerful post about this video.

I have done some pretty intense research about advertising the past few weeks. One of the biggest things that I have found is that people want to be apart of something BIG! Which is one of the points of Carlos' blog post.

God is the biggest, greatest most awesome thing ever. The story of Jesus is the most exciting thing ever. How can we the church tell HIS story in a way that makes people of our Facebook, iphone, in debt, and hurting society want to follow HIM and dance like this for HIM.

What is the big thing we are missing? Should we completely change the way we do church? Do you have to sing every Sunday? I didn't not say worship I said sing. Could you portray the story without talking at people? I am not saying we SHOULD do any of these but what if we, the church, did? What would change? What if we laid aside our excuses as to why we shouldn't change things and just did it? What if you laid aside your excuses and DID the impossible plan God has laid in your heart? What if?
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday Look back 9-27-09 " He smelled like Peppermint"

The Photo has nothing to do with this week I just think it's funny. Jeff made the comment under the picture on Facebook that something smelled like peppermint. Great shot Lisa

1. Another Great Sunday at DP!

2. Our worship leader David played drums this week and did a great job.

3. We are working some stuff out with the audio. We know it's still a little loud and we like it that way!

4. The Benjamin video was funny and a good opener to Philip

5. I know speaking about financial issues is tough and Philip always handles it well

6. I need some one to run the intelligent lights. If anyone is interested please let me know. No experience needed.

7. Has anyone noticed the TV hanging in the corner next to the production booth?
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Some things change.......

Every once in a while in ministry you come the realization that what you are doing is not working. Whether it is a ministry, a mind set or the entire mission. There comes a point when you have to stop the train and turn it around no matter how how far into the journey you are or how hard it is.

I came to that point the other day in my own life with a project I was working for our church. I have spent many, many hours trying to make it work. I have talked about it, pushed it and at times tried to force people into it. After a few events, a few talks with some people I respect and a lot of prayer I came to the realization that I was so busy pushing for what I thought was best I forgot to ask God what he wanted. I forgot to seek what God wanted for my life and my ministry.

It is really funny how God works because the day that let go of what I wanted God gave me an idea that I think is a game changer. I have talked with a few people about it and I have spent a lot of time praying about it. Will this project fail? Maybe, but I do not fear failure. I believe that as long as I continue to seek God, what he want s to be done will be done and if that means this project doesn't work so be it.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday Quick Tip: Form Blogger to Worpress

As I have said before I moving this blog to new page and a new blogging system WordPress. So far I am really impresses with Wordpress. Sure it has its issues but the benefits far out weigh anything negative I would have to say about it. Below are few articles I have found that will help you get started with Wordpress.

How to Trick Out you WordPress Blog

How to Move from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google Rank

18 most downloaded Word Press Plugins Ever
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