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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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I love this video

This is a great example of how powerful social media is.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Get addicted to Monopoly

I have found one of the most addictive games ever. The best part is you can only play it once a day until you money runs out. Monopoly city streets basically takes almost every street in the world and makes it available for you to buy. Once you but the street you can put builds on all shapes and sizes on it. Each building you buy earns you more rent each day. It is more complex than that so read the rules first. I own several streets here in the East Atlanta area. Can you beat me at Monopoly City Streets? You can try here
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday Look Back 9-20-09

  • We had lots of rain this week I am looking so forwarded to seeing the sun again.
  • It was however bright on the inside on Sunday morning.
  • Band was great as always. Thanks again to Chandler for filling in at drums!
  • Joy gets better every week on the computer. I am really excited to see her grow.
  • Videos this week were funny. I have posted the one from igniter media below.
  • Philip spoke on a hard subject. All of the subjects in this series are hard. He did a great job!
  • Baptism was short but it got the job done. The rain held up just long enough for us to baptize the 8-9 candidates.
  • Next week we are talking about improving your finances. We know people hate to talk about finances, so we have added some stuff to the service to really lighten the mood and make this Sunday one of the funniest most informational Sundays we have ever had!!!!
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Time Off and Big news

Thank you to those of you who have emailed me asking about the blog. Yes I am still going to blog but regular work and DP work have kept me swamped this past week. Plus I am working on 2 new blogs. Well one old one new. I have made the jump to Word Press and I love it. This blog will become . Go check the new design out when you get a minute. Also me and David Collinsworth (Worship Leader Ledges) and maybe a few other people will be teaming up on a blog called DPCcreative. It will be all about sharing the creative side of Discover Point Church. We will share videos, songs, graphics and incites into the creative process.

I will still be posting to this blog until the other 2 are complete so do not delete this rss feed yet. I will keep you updated!
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday Look back 9-13-09

I could possibly call this past Sunday the loudest Sunday ever at DP and that is saying something. That said the music was awesome! Our band is amazing! The staff football team has 1 year of bragging rights over the volunteers. All in all it was our best anniversary yet and it is only getting better!

1. Did any one notice the new TV in the corner by the Production booth. It runs announcement slides.

2. We are doing away with announcements at the end of services. So to get your announcement fix you can visit the DP Blog, DP Facebook Page, our Twitter page and the website. Or if you like emailed announcements sign up for the blast.

3. Band was really good

4. Philip Spoke on joining the revolution. Are you ready?

5. Philip and David visited the theater on Sunday morning. I am really thankful for that place and really thankful to be out of it!

6. Staff took the volunteer staff football game 11-5. Bragging rights for 1 year!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

It was only a year ago......

Discover Point church is celebrating year number 4 this weekend. Not that we had anything to do with it but it has been an awesome four years. I always get accused of thinking too far in advanced so with this blog I would like to look back and thank God for everything that he has done at DPC and in my life over the last year.

Last year at this time we met at Peachtree academy. Me and David were getting ready a funny video of Philip first sermon ever (which is still very funny). We had plans to be in a permanent location but had no idea where. David and Laurah Hensley were our every week production team. Staff member Brien Duke was not married. We have seen several people come to know Christ. We had half the number of people we have today. We had Baptized a lot less people. . We did not have Propresenter or a mac (sorry had to throw that one in). We have met so many new people. We had not yet met Trista and Jeremy. Our kids program has come a long way. Some of you have had surgeries. Some of you have gotten married some have had new editions. Me and Philip used to have to climb on the roof of PTA every week to make sure it was dark in the gym where we met. Our band has added new members. Java Point opened. We have had our first Kids Jamm! Of course we moved into the Parker Road location. Are we satisfied??? Heck no? Will next year be better? That's out of our hands but we are planning a huge year! I hope you all get the chance to see what's next at DP.

What is your favorite moment from DPC over the last year?
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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Production Blog: Propresenter 4 is Coming

And they have 100 things they are adding, 100! I personally can't wait. Pro Presenter is the head of the class when it comes to church presentation software. It is quit possibly the most powerful presentation software and is the easiest to train volunteers on. Now they are adding 100 new things wow I can't wait to see what all they are going to do.

If you want a preview of the new additions follow @propresenter on twitter. Be sure to check out Pro Presenter 4 when it comes out. I know I will!
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Chapter 5 is Coming this Sunday

It's hard to believe that our 4 year anniversary is finally here. This week we will celebrate what God has done through our church and what he is going to do. We as a staff know that nothing we have done over the past 4 years would matter if it was not done to the glory of God. We are excited about the next year it is going to be a wild year!

We are throwing a party the celebration across the street at the park! Please bring an appetizer style dish to the party (enough to feed your family plus one).

There will also be a Staff vs Volunteers football game for bragging rights.
The Staff team includes:
Philip Lehman
David Collinsworth
Jeff McCammon
Brien Duke
Trista Ross
Jeremy Ross
Brad Williams

1. So the volunteer team will need 7 people and one must be a female.
2. We will play 1 point per touch down first to 11 wins
3. 2 hand touch
4. 2 completions for a first down (really short passes don't count)
5. 5 Mississippi before you can cross the line of scrimmage

Sound good?

Below are the 2 teaser videos for this weekend if you missed them......

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Sunday Look Back 9-6-09

Another great day at DP! Here are my thoughts on it

1. We had sound issues this week sorry. They will be good to go by next week!
2. The Theme to Beverly Hills Cop preformed by James Greene was awesome!
3. Most of the band was out of town so we had an acoustic set today. David Lisa Cole and James did a good job.
4. If you were our of town this week you missed a really good message! So go back and listen to it on the podcast!
5. Retro was a great series you will see again! Next time we will do either the 70's or the 90's.
6. I always love communion services. They remind you of the awesome sacrifice our Lord made.
7. I Can't wait for next week!
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday Quick Tip: Add Disqus to your blog

YOU can look at the comment section of my blog and see that it has changed. I have added discuss to my blog and I could not be happier. Now you can leave a comment on the blog and not be a card carrying Google nerd. All you have to do is have a Facebook or Twitter account. I have linked to the website form there you can find a tutorial on how add disqus to your site depending on what kind of blogging platform you use. If you have a blog or are thinking about starting a blog try our disqus to manage your comments.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Production Blog: I don't want to be that church....

Please note that I write this blog by myself for my opinions. I play a small role in the decisions made at Discover Point Church. Just because I write it in my blog does not mean that it is going to happen or that that the rest of the staff agrees with me. If the rest f the staff does not agree with me then that's okay. I trust the leadership God has in place at my church period. I may not like it but I get it. That said, on with this blog post......

I don't get caught up in numbers too often. I like numbers, I like stats and I like to be able to use them to compare and plan with. I just don't get real excited about numbers or increase in numbers. At DPC we have experienced a lot of growth lately and it has been exciting to see new people come to Christ. We have had a lot of visitors over the past few weeks and that too has been exciting! It would be easy to assume that what we are doing is working. It would be easy to get comfortable and continue down the same path were going because guess what it is working. It would be easy except for one thing WE ARE NOT FINISHED FOLKS!

Our job is not done, we have not arrived and hopefully we will never arrive. We live in a culture of change and if we as a church are not willing to change with the culture then we will cease to be relevant (I hate the word relevant) in our culture. I am not saying be like the culture but we must continue as Tim Stevens says "to leverage the culture". Perry noble really inspired me this morning when he wrote this simple line in his blog. "I don’t want to be the guy who never attempts anything great and plays if safe…". I am going to take it one step further and say I never want to be the church who never attempts something great, who plays it safe. We are only at the tip of the iceberg folks, there are so many opportunities for us to reach our community. We have a few community projects coming up this fall that we really want someone to step up and organize. Our Discover Kids program is booming and will only continue to grow. I hope within the next we can begin a live stream of all of our services every Sunday online. These are just a few things that will take place over the next year. I have a feeling we are going to do some crazy stuff to reach people.
Side Note: If you are already volunteering somewhere thank you, and don't burn yourself out by volunteering for too much. We want new volunteers to step up.

If you think the move last year was big (and it was) then you are going to be blown away this year! There is change in the air. There is a spirit of excitement! There is a revolution coming to east Atlanta you can either jump on board and take part or you can sit on the sidelines and play it safe. I know where I will be.
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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Here's to the crazy ones

Every time I get discouraged and start to think that I am crazy I watch this video............

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday Look back 8-30-09

Let just say I love DPC and I love what God is doing in our church and in our community.

1. Retro is such a fun idea and the basics is such a needed topic it all worked well.

2. Flow was off to me some how. I like smooth traditions the whole service felt choppy to me.

3. My lighting guy was having a tough week and still managed to do a great job. Yal please pray for Rusty he is trying to do one of the hardest things there is to do in life!

4. Let me just say that I love having the robotic lights back not only are they fun but they add so much to the service!

5. Joe Matt and Rusty pulled off a pretty tough week!

6. When Jeff speaks I used to always feel like I was getting lecture from one of my high school teachers. The past 4 times I have heard him his style has grown on me.

7. I love the "Jesus is my friend" clip that video trips me out everytime!

8. Kids Jamm was Fun!

9. Yes I got pudding up my nose to make my kids laugh!

10. Yes I can still small the milk 24 hours later.

See you all next week for the second week of Retro!
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Production Blog: I love my volunteers

And here is a great video by James Greene that shows how much!

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday Look back 8-23-09

Yesterday was a truly amazing Sunday at Discover Point. We saw 18 children come to know Christ and that never gets old!
  1. We opened the service with a guitar solo by the incredible Greg King!
  2. Followed that up with Happy Day (One of my favorites)
  3. Amazing Grace my chains are gone may have been the most powerful song we have ever done at DP.
  4. James Green made an incredible video to honor our volunteers. Thanks Agian James!
  5. The kids were nervous I think but they were cute
  6. Philip spoke on why to serve.
  7. Kids Jamm was incredible as again we saw 18 kids come to know the Lord!
  8. Hope to see you all next week as we begin Retro the 1980's. This may be the funniest series from a production stand point we have ever done!
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Sunday Look Back 8-16-09

This is my look back on the Sunday morning that was at DPC.
  • In case you haven't noticed the room is filling up!
  • We have always included a lot of media in our services. The media is just more refined now than it was even a few months ago.
  • Our band is great and they get better all the time. These guys adapt to little changes better than anyone I know.
  • Excited that my Production teams are starting to really come together.

  • No one in the booth is a professional but everyone gives 100% every week!
  • Are you ready to give God 100%
  • It's okay to have "things and to do "things" it's when those things become your life that you have a problem.
  • Thanks to everyone who filled out the Life Groups surveys. We got lots of good feed back.
  • Kids Jamm was so much fun again this week. There is something about watching kids learn that amazes me.
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Production Blog:The future of DP Production

I am a firm believer in the fact that you have to have a vision and a plan for your ministry. Even if God changes the direction from time to time if you keep goals ahead of you then you are always reaching for something and you don't become content with what you have done. These are my future plans for the Production ministry at DPC. These plans may not be the plans of the rest of the staff although I shared most of these with them. These plans may change as our relatively new church continues to take shape. Today I am going to talk about my short term goals. Maybe in a few weeks I will come back and share my long term goals for this ministry.

1. Better training material. I am (as I have said many times before) a terrible teacher. I am a doer and doers do they don't teach. On the other hand I do lead a ministry and leaders do teach. So how do I balance the two? I have not figured that our yet. What I do know is that I need to put together better training packets. We have some cool equipment and I would love to be able to hand some one a training packet so they will at least have some idea whats going on before they step into the booth for their first day of practice.

2. A new position: Camera Operator - There will be a need for a camera operator very soon for reasons I will discuss below

3. I want to begin to put together a plan to control over flow. In case you have not noticed our services get fuller and fuller. We want everyone to be able to be on the service comfortably. What happens if more people show up then we have seats for? The answer is to create an overflow space. A space out in the lobby where people can see and hear the service on TV's. This would also allow us to run the countdown in lobby so you would have a better idea when the service is to begin.

4. I want to set up a Live Internet Broadcast of our services! Yes I would like to stream our services live over the Internet. It is all about reaching as many people as possible and live streaming events is easier than ever. Plus it provides you a way to join our services even if you are sick or out of town!

5. Increase production volunteers. With the addition of a position soon and the possibility of increasing the number of service at DPC I need volunteers I have 8 and I probably will need 16 within the next 6 months. That's a lot of training!

Like I said these goals could change or the time tables could change. All I know is that is your not working towards something your standing still.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Social Media and the Church: Google reader Sharing

I want to know what your reading! I love to read ideas, thoughts and random blurbs for a wide range of people. Just as fun for me to know is what your reading and what you think is cool, creative and exciting. We get great ideas by sharing thoughts and ideas with other s and letting them add to the ideas. It just like a creative meeting except with 1000's of people online. Google reader has added a great new feature that allows us to share the blogs we think are worth sharing as well as comment on them with your thoughts. I read a ton of blogs and so do a lot of you. I don't always read the blogs your read but I want to know about the ones you think are cool, creative, smart or just funny. It's all about growing the kingdom! All you have to do is:

Sign up for Google reader

Add some feeds to your reader

Under each feed is button to share

Find a post you think is worth sharing and click the share button under it

Find other people like you or even people different from you and read their shared items

Have fun being creative with 1000's of people

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Tip: Use the Labs

A lot of people use Gmail as their email service and Google Calendars as their calendar but don't know that there is a way to make both of them better right within the pages themselves. Google has created this nifty thing called labs (they have actually been around awhile). In Labs you will find cool little gadgets that improve Gmail and Google Calendars. Just click the beaker glass looking icon in the top right hand corner of Gmail and Google Calendars and start browsing through all of the coll things you can add.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Production Blog- Excellence

I believe that God calls us to be excellent in all we do. I don't think that means perfect just excellent. The other day a friend of mine ask me why I would not create videos with the current video camera we have (which is old and SD) and show them in church. He went as far as (in jest) telling me I was sinning for not showing the low quality video because it could help some one come to Christ. On the other hand it could turn someone off. We spend our week watching HD TVs (well not me) listening to ipods and looking at high quality websites. Why should we think that we as a church can be outdated and still appeal to people who spend their life in High Definition? I am all for integrating Pop Culture into services. Not for entertainment but to help bridge the gap between what non believers know and what I have learned. What I am not for is integrating video that sucks! If you are going to show videos in your church, if you are going to playing secular music, if you are going to integrate pop culture into your services in any way do it with excellence.

I know money plays a factor. This is where you have to be creative. You
also have to learn to say no. If something is planned but it looks or sound horrible, Scrap it, don't do it and walk away. We have been wanting to add a drama element to our services for a long time but we do not have the people, tools or time to do it right. Until God provides those things we will not have a drama element in our services even though I know we want one really bad. Same thing with video I really want to start doing more and more video (I do a lot now with motion graphics now but not footage) but I won't until I have better technology (that is not cry for help). I just simply do not want to put a product out there that is half done.

What are your
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Top Ten Tuesday- My Tutorial Sites

Every Tuesday I try to put a list out of top ten things that I use, know of or do. Today's top 10 list is the top ten tutorial sites I use.

Gray Machine- I use Gray Machine for it After Effect Tuorials but that have some other stuff on there as well. Like Cinema 4D.

Tutorial 9- One of my favorite Photoshop Tutorial Sites

Max After- After Effects tutorials that you have seen in Projects at DPC

Make Use of- A all around how to do whatever blog. Just read it for a few days you will learn soemthing.

Creative Cow- Tutorials on Everything from Final Cut to After Effects for some of the best teachers out there.

CMD TV- Brad Zimmerman's Church Media Design Podcast is one of my favorite Podcast I watch it every week.

PS Tuts- The Best Photoshop tutorial site

Own the Mix- Audio lessons from some of the coolest teachers around. Want to be a better sound technician? Check out this site.

AE Tuts- Great After Effects Tutorials

Video Copilot - Simply my favorite After Effects tutorils. Andrew Kramer is pretty funny too.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday Look back 8-9-09

Sunday was a great day at Discover Point Church! We are always happy to see new faces in the crowd and man there were a lot of new faces this week. Thanks to everyone who came! A special thanks to everyone who helped out at Kids Jamm yesterday it was awesome!

  1. I loved Standby doing a little music before the service! We need to do that more often.
  2. Killer Music this week! I love our band.
  3. We will play "Scenes" by Charlie Hall again next week. Take a minute and read the lyrics. There is a reason we sang this every week of the series.
  4. We are hopefully getting the robotic lights fixed this week! That excites me!
  5. Joe, Rusty, and Matt did a great job.
  6. Philip spoke on iThings. What are the things in your life keeping you from a better relationship with God?
  7. Cole and Matt's rendition of "By your Side" was spot on
  8. Kids Jamm last night was amazing
  9. It always fun to see kids learning about Jesus.
  10. Next week is the final week of iGod called iChange.
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday Quick Tip: Share your Flickr Photos on Twitter

I like Twitpic a lot but I like Flickr even more and now that Flickr allows me to post my photos to Twitter I will use Twitpic less and less. I could regurgitate how Flickr explains this process but I will just point you to the FAQ page on Flickr where they do a great job explaining the process. This is a great way to let people know when you have posted new photos.
Here is the link
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Production Blog: Be Prepared

Anything can happen at any given moment in any given service. Volunteers can call out, equipment can go down and you can get sick. I have learned that I needed something new every week since moving into our new complex. This week I ask David (worship arts pastor extraordinaire) to start bringing an extra set  of tab sheets for the Computer tech. I know this seems like something small but it can make a huge difference. Next week I am going to start walking a different volunteers through my morning routine of turning on equipment and I will do the same for closing down the equipment. I go over each Song like 6 times before I declare it good for Sunday. I make the computer techs read through the Sermon for spelling errors even though ProPresenter has spell check. The biggest issue I have as far as my backup plan goes is there is no back up equipment and there is no money to buy back up equipment. So outside of a projector and 2 LED Par cans I have no backup equipment and I know this is an issue for a lot of churches. That issue is truly out of my hands, so it is extra important that my team and I are prepared in the areas that we can control. There is no more nauseating feeling than when you ruin a powerful moment in the service because you weren't prepared. God called us to do all things to the best of our ability I believe that includes the things we do in the production both on Sunday mornings. Be Prepared

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday:

This is the first top ten Tuesday I have posted on Tuesday in a while. I think I am finally catching up.
Today is my 8th anniversary of being married to my wife so I thought I would write 10 reasons I love my wife. These are no order.
1. She challenges me. I spend a lot of time challenging the way people think about things. I spend a lot of time asking the question why. My wife is the one who challenges me. She does not let me become satisfied.
2. She has never ever ever lied to me. EVER
3. She took the time to get to know me. Not just the BS front I put on sometimes but the real me. 
4. After getting to know me she stayed with me and that is even scarier.

5. Because she is the best mom to our kids. I know she doesn't feel like she is but there is no one better to raise my offspring.
6. Because she loves God. 
7. Because she forgives me even though I can be a truly stupid man sometimes
8. Because she has made me a better human being.
9. Because she puts up with my hobbies.
10. Because she is on my side no matter what.
There so many other things I love about my wife. I failed to mention that she is beautiful and smart, and so many other things. I got the better end of the deal for sure. I am looking forward to our future no matter where it takes us.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Sunday Look Back 8-2-08

1. This service had a lot of elements I like in a service at DP. Some pop culture elements, solid worship, a lot of creativity and a solid message from God.

2. We will miss Daniel. He has been a huge help to our staff. He personally helped build me a green screen. and he helped David and Greg with putting together the kids theater.

3. The music was awesome. We did Beautiful Day by U2 and Christ the Solid Rock back to back and it worked and came off beautifully.

4. Scenes by Charlie Hall went a lot better than I expected. I am not a big fan of the song but I am a fan of how Daniel preformed yesterday. It was great!

5. IGod is the name of the message series we began this week and I think Philip hit a Homerun.

6. What things in your life come before God. Is it work, is it the gym, is it church?

7. "Do or Do not Do there is no try" Yoda

8. Production went well. I had a first time computer operator who did a really good job for her first time.

9. Next week is shaping up to be a better week then this past on eI can't wait!

10. If you would like to hear the Podcast from this Sunday Click Here
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Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday Quick Tip: Schedule Tweets

One of the Coolest Twitter tools I found is Twuffer. Twuffer is a tweet scheduler were all you have to do is login using your Twitter account and begin scheduling your tweets. Its great if you want to get information out at a certain time of day but do not know if you will have time to tweet when the time comes. Or for you more annoying people if you want to schedule multiple tweets of the same thing several times in a day. Give it a try. Its free!
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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Production Blog: Pro Presenter Tips

I love Pro Presenter as a presentation software. We use a projector and two 52" LCD TVs in our service area so I also use the advanced module and a Matrox Triple Head To-Go. We have a fun set up that I can manipulate several different ways to give the service a little different look every week. If you are using Power Point to do you song and Message slides ( and of course if you can afford it). Here are my reasons why I choose ProPresenter over the competition.

  • It just works.
  • The code is clean and the interface is simple.
  • It gives you lots of options.
  • The production volunteers pick up on it really quick.
  • Options, Options, Options

I know this i snot a real in dept review (which I will do in a few weeks) but I was playing with our old presentation software the other day and I could not beleive how much better ProPresenter was. Now its not perfect and like anything else it has its quirks but I love it. Unfortunately it is only available for Macs and I know that is a big turn off for a lot of people. If you ever get a chance to demo ProPresenter Play with it for awhile and and I think most people would agree.
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Top ten Tuesday a Day Late PC Utilities

Today is my Tuesday. Yesterday I spent the first part of my evening putting holes in my wall with Bobby Downing to find a leak and the rest of the night cleaning up the mess. So I did not have a lot of time or energy to post so I will try to post twice tonight (The Production Blog Coming Later).

I spend a lot of time working on Apple computers and I love them. People assume that I work on Macs all day long which is incorrect. I work on PCs all day long. I write programs, monitor systems and fix users computers. I don't think Apples are for everyone and I am not an Apple Elitist though some of my friends may tell you otherwise. I choose to use Apple for the church and in my personal life for a lot of reasons but not because I hate windows. In fact I really like windows 7 now if they could only do something with Explorer.

Here is a list of my my top 10 Favorite free Windows utilities to keep your computer clean and running fast in mo particular order.

Malware bytes- Malwarebytes has developed a variety of tools that can identify and remove malicious software from your computer. When your computer becomes infected, Malwarebytes can provide the needed assistance to remove the infection and restore the machine back to optimum performance.

Defraggler-My Favorite free defrag Program

CCleaner- CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

Key Finder- Finds Product key for most programs on your system

Recuva- Recover Lost and deleted files Easy with Recuva

ScanPST- Scans your PST OUtlook files for any issues (Comes free with Outlook)

Virtual Box- Allows you to have 2 different OS running on the Same computer

Win Audit- Flash Drive tool that allows you to pull tons of information of a computer.

Sumo- Keeps all of you apps Up-to-Date

Tree Size- Lets you see the the size of your file in a more productive way

trID File Identifier- Help you find out what different file extensions are and if they are harming your computer.
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