A Bite to Chew On
if you know me at all, you know that the very words 'willow creek' have generally been followed by (at least) a sort of growl when they come out of my mouth. i've never been real fond of 'mcchurch' of which i've always seen willow creek as the model. 'they do it this way at willow creek' has been a good way for me to gauge how not to 'do' church (typing those last two words made my hands hurt)...
Party Like Heaven
I think that its awesome that God values such diversity amongst the churches. Humans are so different and the churches need to be as well. The important thing is to focus on Christ. He is really all that matters.
David Crowder Band
I just got back from the Willow Creek Student Ministry Conference and it was incredible! I don't know why, but I didn't have really high expectations, but it ended up blowing me away
C to the Beyenberg
hey yalls. well got back from chicago yesterday and lemme tell you. amazingness squared.
Dayspring Student Ministries
Stress is an agent of growth. The more I thought about my life and the lives of many students today - I thought well there should be no problem with growth in the lives of most students because it is usually FILLED with STRESSFUL situation and choices. BUT there is one KEY factor that helps those situations go from just a stessful situation to healthy growth - Jack called it "RECOVERY." He said Recovery HAS to be built into our everyday lives.
Whatever it was, it was fun. If you've seen any of our shows in the past, you know that Mac likes to figure out where everybody's from. When he did that tonight we quickly realized that we had people from all over the country, nay, the world. People were there from Costa Rica, Korea, even Canada.
Well, after a few directional errors, we made it to the conference, via the hotel first. on the way, we stoppped at mcdonalds. as i was eating my breakfast burrito, phil informed me of something he learned from the movie "super size me"...apparently a cheeseburger from there was dna tested, and there was dna from over 1,000 head of cattle in one hamburger. I'm lovin' it.
Willow Creek Church is hugebiglargemungusgiant just crazy large.
I'm looking forward to next year when I can bring my student ministry leadership team. It's good to be alone, but it's even better to be there with friends.
If there is one idea that I felt most impacted me, it has to be the fact that Student Ministry is all about building relationships! Relationships with students....relationships with adult leaders... relationships with parents, etc.... I have always known this, but I now realize how critical this really is.