Advent Devotion December 3, 2017

Today is the first day of Advent and we are beginning by asking what do you need to do to say alert and welcome the christ child in.

 

What expectations and demands of life can you let go of so that you can be more prepared for the coming of Jesus?

 

Join the conversation and grab a copy of the Richard Rohr book “Preparing for Christmas”

Find more info at http://faithpointum.org/advent 

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Advent Preview 2

This advent season we are getting ready for the birth of Jesus through daily drive time devotions.  I hope you will join in the journey and be part of the conversation.  

As a partner on this journey we will have Richard Rohr via his book “Preparing for Christmas.” It is an advent devotional that gives some scripture as well as a reflection question.  

You can get the Kindle edition of the book for $1 here right now and read along.  http://amzn.to/2jD1ZtM 

please send some feedback or thoughts to chris@faithlabpodcast.com 

Check out this episode!

Advent Preview 1

This advent season we are getting ready for the birth of Jesus through daily drive time devotions.  I hope you will join in the journey and be part of the conversation.  

As a partner on this journey we will have Richard Rohr via his book “Preparing for Christmas.” It is an advent devotional that gives some scripture as well as a reflection question.  

You can get the Kindle edition of the book for $1 here right now and read along.  http://amzn.to/2jD1ZtM 

please send some feedback or thoughts to chris@faithlabpodcast.com 

Check out this episode!

Just Falling Forward

**if you have 5 min play the video below.  You can do work on other tabs or play it in the background, but do yourself the favor of listening**

I haven’t posted something here in a while, but have some things simmering.

However, this past weekend warrants more than a passing social media post.

Following worship I received more positive feedback than usual about the service, and it was nice.  But, it had little to do with me.

Pastor Mike Slaughter said that the job of his worship team is to get him to the goal line, and to score he just has to fall forward when he is preaching.

Well that happened this weekend in spades.  It starts with our worship design team and goes to our admin and communications folks who send out weekly emails and have input about the bulletin.  Then on Sunday, our mobile ministry team, hospitality, greeters, band, lead worshipers, audio and video engineers, nursery and children’s ministry staff come together to do some heavy lifting.  Also, those people who remind me what I have forgotten or make sure I don’t fumble during worship. They are invaluable even when they don’t carry an official title.

Below is a little video that began ad a mid week text message about a song that “might fit for this week.” And it turned into this:

Thanks for helping me fall in the right direction this week team!