Thursday, March 13, 2008

Southwest Church Planters Forum

Today was the first ever Southwest Church Planters Forum hosted by Chorus Church. Pat and Oscar's were great to us. They gave us a wonderful room, wonderful food and incredible service. We couldn't have asked for anything more in regards to a facility.

However, it was still a pretty crazy day. In typical Church Planter Fashion, we ran into a ton of media issues (you can't have Church without media issues). First, I forgot the power cable for the projector. When we arrived, the room was setup completely different than we had expected. This meant that we had no room for staging, projection or audio.

So as any good Church Planter would do, we improvised. We mounted the projector on top of a speaker, secured it with gaffing tape, and projected the image onto the wall. We mounted the camera on top of a water fountain in the back of the room and moved some tables to make room for some audio gear.

Despite all of the struggles, the gathering was a huge success. A big "Thank You" to my good friend Alex over at "Better than blank" for loaning me one of his Sony HD Cameras to video the gathering. Matt Hannon from New Heights in Washington shared a challenging, back to basics message, there were over 60 people there and the food was great.

Jesus paid it all (Kristian Stanfill)
I'm coming your way (Desperation Band)
And an original song by my good friend and incredible musician/worship leader Stephanie Boyd (it was awesome!)

What a day!

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