Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Leaders Vs Managers

Here is a portion of Tony Morgan's Blog.... I like should read the whole thing!!!!!

  • In their book First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman defined both roles like this:
  • Managers – “Great managers look inward. They look inside the company, into each individual, into the differences in style, goals, needs, and motivation of each person. These differences are small, subtle, but great managers need to pay attention to them. These subtle differences guide them toward the right way to release each person’s unique talents into performance.”
  • Leaders – “Great leaders look outward. They look out at the competition, out at the future, out at alternative routes forward. They focus on broad patterns, finding connections, cracks, and then press home their advantage where the resistance is weakest. They must be visionaries, strategic thinkers, activators. When played well, this is, without doubt, a critical role. But it doesn’t have much to do with the challenge of turning one individual’s talents into performance.”

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Actual Sunday Quarterbacking....

  • What an amazing day at Discover Point Church.
  • We worshiped God today.
  • One Prayer with Craig G. from was a great speaker.
  • God is Father!!!! And he is patient..
  • We sang a new song today and Brien did an great job leading it.
  • We have freedom in what Christ has done for us.
  • And what an amazing Baptism party we had last week.
  • 12 people got Baptized with a few more that will get dunked next time.
  • It's an exciting time to be a part of DPC.
  • This is a picture from 2 weeks ago and I really like it.
  • Production had the intelligent lights going today and they added alot to the mood of worship.
  • I am sure Philip is missing speaking this month so I can't wait to hear what he is going to say God is......
  • Another GREAT attendance today...
  • Poker on tuesday and open mic on Friday both at the church.
  • email me if you want to get involved!!!!!!
  • later guys!!!!
  • I have another "WHAT i THINK ABOUT YOU" moment coming soon.....

Friday, June 12, 2009

What I think about you...

Here is a what I think about you moment.... There are people in your life that help you along and make you a better person...Daniel McCullers is one of those people in my life.

Daniel is our Summer Intern at Discover Point Church. He is staying at Jeff's house (our admin pastor.) So call him to see when the next big party is!!!!! Just kidding Jeff.

We are having him clean up things at the church, and make things, he has been with production for a few weeks, and then played with the band for a week, he is going to do every thing there is to do here. He is a student at Liberty university and is studying worship arts (i think that is what it's called.) He is a great guitar player, song writer, and just an all around creative person.

I have known Daniel for years and years!!! I can honestly say that my life is better for having known him. Good guy. Lisa and I call him our son away at college... Daniel was a candle lighter in my wedding. He and another guy walked down the aisle side by side and started lighting the thousands of candles (an small exageration) we had in our wedding. Daniel could not get one candle lite. He tried for 10 minutes, then finished the candles and came back and tried again for what seemed like an hour. The other guys had finished way before daniel and then just walked off and left him out there... it was a kinda funny story that I have on him so I thought...why not share it. Just watching him so intensely trying to light 1 candle infront of 200 people was hillarious!!! And by the way he never got it lite.

Sunday Lookback

I'm so late looking at Sunday this week that I had to rename my post....

(picture is from Todd Fields new CD)

  • Brien shared from the book of Romans on Sunday and completely led me into worship of Jesus.

  • We had a ton of people there and I pray that continues.

  • I love that guy and he can truly rock on Sundays.

  • The music was great and the entire band seemed to mesh (if that's truly a word.)

  • on a Side note I am at work today and I just talked to a really dumb head.

  • Those kinda people are not the kind you want to see this early in the morning.

  • Anyways..... We had a world renowned speaker at our church this morning!!!!

  • Andy Stanley....through video for ONE PRAYER.

  • It's exciting to be a part of praying with thousands of churches for God to change something.....

  • Connections cards were not used this week and I need to figure out another way to get the info from the people.

  • I am thinking add it with an event sheet....Brad is making one I think.

  • One young man this week decided to follow Christ!

  • Baptism Celebration this week on Sunday from 3- whenever! Almost 20 getting dipped.

  • and FREE FOOD!!!! (If you call hotdogs food.)

  • I think we need to bring chips or a drink with you when you come....

  • We are still constantly working through sound issues, monitor issues, tv monitor issues, lighting deals, programming, planning, videos making, band scheduling, and ect.

  • I can't wait for this week at Discover Point.....Leading Worship is such a blessing for me. I love singing about what Jesus has done, and leading his people closer to Him.

  • seeyalater.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Step away from the ledge

In the past I have been in churches where I felt alone as a worship leader. It seemed as if I was the only creative force on a Sunday and had to work hard to hold it all together. Part of why I started this blog is to share with other worship leaders that we are not alone. We can step away from the ledge of loneliness. We are not alone. God places people in our churches and lives that are waiting to be a part of what God wants to do. We just have to get out of the way as worship leaders and be a part of the creative process.

I know it's hard but that's what it takes for a life changing worship time. Production, planning, implementing, music, dynamics, arrangements, and....oh yeah the Spirit's leading.....We can have a part in this as the worship leader..... It's okay...I know it's not easy but trusting your team is sometimes more important (in my opinion) than having it you way.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Listening to God

Now this is a tough subject. How do you listen to God? As a worship leader and Pastor I have never actually heard God tell me to make this decision. But I can say that I know what God wants me to do alot of the time. Through prayer, and the Bible, and listening to other followers God speaks to me. Through other worship leaders, and song writers God speaks to me. I can see His movement at our church through these areas. The fact that we are going to be baptizing almost 15 people at our baptism celebration is God speaking to us.

Let's keep our ears open. I had an instance recently where God started speaking to me. He used my wife...which when Lisa has something to say about anything in my life I listen because she is an expert on all things david. God has used her many times and he spoke through her on this case. Then a buddy gave me some guidance on the same subject, Then I was given motivation from disrespect that I believe God used to push me. (I need that sometimes ya know.)

So this is where I stand......Listening and waiting for God's next word to me....what could it be and where will I go? Fishing with E again maybe??

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterbacking...

  • Jeff knocked another one out of the park this week!!!!!!
  • He closed up this series with the idea that we need to prioritize to give!!!!!
  • To the church, to charities, to those in need....
  • Standby played today and I think we rocked...although I am sure my perspective is biased.
  • James killed it when he sang about our ticket home!!!!!!
  • I cannot say enough about our church and direction we are moving in.
  • God is doing amazing things...
  • On a side note I am going to try to work him like crazy this summer.
  • He is talented so much and his fresh eyes will help us tighten up.
  • I am so tired after Sunday....I just have way too much going on and it is getting to me a little.
  • But this week I am going to be able to spend some time with Ethan which always make me happy.
  • What a great kid. And I can't wait to see what the next one is going to be like.
  • Production did an awesome job (Brad's Blog for details)
  • Philip and his wife's baby girl came over the weekend and she is so precious.
  • God is good and has added to their family.
  • I can't wait to see what God has for our family and church in these next months.
  • Next week we see which Children's director candidate will win???????