From the Booth

I’m privileged to work with some great people. Some of the best are the guys that are part of our MediaTech Team. Rich, Doug, Curtis, Ken, Richie, along with Jon, Cliff, and Dana are dedicated and really care about the quality of each service. It’s not always perfect, but we are always trying.

This pic was taken last night during worship. That’s Curt working the computer for video projection. We have the best seats in the house. (And some good coffee.)

Seeing is Believing

when Christ is openly revealed, we’ll see him – and in seeing him, become like him. – 1 John 3:2

Here is the teaser video we played on Sunday to announce the Scrooge Starter meeting.

Prelude to a Decision

Today was a big day.

We started with competition, as Shae, Sam and Adam presented their Drama Ensemble, Small to a partially empty (or partially full) room. They did a great job, but you never know what the judges might be looking for.

The results were back quickly and they were good – a “Superior with Honors” rating. That is quite an accomplishment since – as of this writing – 115 entries have been judged in this category and only 22 have received a “Superior with Honors” rating.

Now we wait, since the category doesn’t finish until noon tomorrow, then we will see if they have to do a “callback” performance.

This afternoon I participated in the General Council business session. Even though I’ve been ordained since 1996, this has been my first opportunity to vote at a General Council. There were several resolutions that were voted upon, but the biggest issue was the election of a new General Superintendent. After the 3rd electoral ballot, the field has been narrowed to three – George Wood, Alton Garrison, and Doug Clay, with Wood the favorite.

Voting on this and other offices will continue tomorrow. I’ll be there.

This evening we attended the Youth service. Rich Wilkerson was the speaker and did a good job. And the music of Planet Shakers was good, too.

Now we are relaxing back at the hotel, getting ready for another big day tomorrow.

(Pictured: Mom and Dad before the Council’s afternoon business session. Mom’s not a registered voter – she was just holding the voting device before leaving to sit elsewhere.)

Indy-pendent

Sam, Shae, and I – along with friends Adam, Ashley, and Jeff – are in Indianapolis for the National Fine Arts competition and A/G General Council. After a lo-o-o-o-ong drive, a night in Nashville, and more driving, we arrived yesterday at the RCA Dome.

There are alot of people here, and we’ve already seen a few people we know.

Last night we went to Cracker Barrel, where we tried to let our server, Kate, earn her second star. Then it was on to the youth service in the Dome. Planet Shakers led worship and Reggie Dabbs was the speaker in front of about 10,000 people.

It was very good.

Then we stopped by McDonalds on our way back to the hotel.

Today we are headed to watch some competition, including Shazmynn Barnard this morning. Ashley performs her sign language solo at 1:56pm today, and Adam, Shae, and Sam do their small drama ensemble tomorrow at 9:08am.