Baily Plays Dead

Posted on April 30, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Animals, TV

Now this dog is a who has some acting chops! LOL!

Now this dog is a who has some acting chops! LOL!

Folk Music @ the Fast Food Drive-Thru

Posted on April 30, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Music, Pop Culture, TV

Rap music fast food orders are SO overrated.  Folk music works so much better… See!  The Taco Bell guy even gets the whole order right (because he can understand the words).  😉

Rap music fast food orders are SO overrated.  Folk music works so much better…

See!  The Taco Bell guy even gets the whole order right (because he can understand the words).  😉

Family Force 5 Encourages Youth Workers

Posted on April 29, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Music, Spiritual, Web Sites, Youth Ministry

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Family Force 5 fan.  Which is why I was extremely excited to see them featured on this month’s edition of the Youth Specialties podcast.  Watch ’em share their hearts here… Be sure to listen to some of their newly remixed tunes on MySpace. Also, it’s cool to see […]

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Family Force 5 fan.  Which is why I was extremely excited to see them featured on this month’s edition of the Youth Specialties podcast.  Watch ’em share their hearts here…

Be sure to listen to some of their newly remixed tunes on MySpace.

Also, it’s cool to see Brooklyn Lindsey’s face in front of the camera.  She’s a new contributor on the YS blog.

Real Men and Women of Jesus

Posted on April 28, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Music, Pop Culture, Web Sites

Love these videos that my blogger-buddy, @WorshipCity (Conner Byrd), is in — so funny! Check out Conner’s blog, Worship City, if you like music reviews, praise and worship commentary, good TV shows, and facial hair.  Good stuff.  Really!

Love these videos that my blogger-buddy, @WorshipCity (Conner Byrd), is in — so funny!

Check out Conner’s blog, Worship City, if you like music reviews, praise and worship commentary, good TV shows, and facial hair.  Good stuff.  Really!

DIFFERENT Message Series

Posted on April 24, 2009 by Pastor Derick in Current Events

If you have been around church long enough you probably have heard someone say, “We are called to be different from the world,” or “If we don’t tell people about Christ, how will they ever know we are different?” That can be a big concept to grasp. Sure, we are supposed to be different, but […]

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If you have been around church long enough you probably have heard someone say, “We are called to be different from the world,” or “If we don’t tell people about Christ, how will they ever know we are different?” That can be a big concept to grasp. Sure, we are supposed to be different, but what does being different mean? What does it look like? And if we are supposed to be different, how do we live in the world? Do we have limitations and standards, or are we given free reign?

Our next three-week talk series @ Elevate Student Ministries will help us understand what it means to be different as a believer in Christ. Week one, we’ll unpack why we are different because of Christ. Week two, we’ll help each other understand what it means to be salt and light, and help identify how you can walk the fine line between living in the world and not being of the world. We three, we’ll challenge students to examine their lives to ensure that their words and actions are equal – in other words, consistency and integrity.

This is what it will look like:
• Week 1: Different from the World (Colossians 2:20-23)
• Week 2: More than Words (Matthew 5:13-16)
• Week 3: Equal Words, Equal Action (Matthew 7:21-23)

Hope you can come and join us!