May 30, 2012
As I transition to Senior Pastor at Hagan and Union United Methodist Churches I am re-evaluating how to do some things I regularly practiced as a youth director. For one twitter was one of the main ways to communicate. I imagine I will be still tweeting regularly, but the urgency of tweeting will be probably decline as a primary way of communication as well as move down my priority list. This twitter info-graphic I saw on Orange Leaders blog helped shed some light. Mainly, my main demographic (rural) is not really on twitter. Does this help you consider ways to manage your tweeting?
April 24, 2012
In preparation for my new appointment I am trying to figure out simple ways to put audio of sermons online. Right now neither church has a website and I will not have the talents of Justin Peay the Statesboro First Methodist Media Man.
Here is a little test run I did. I put an image in final cut and added audio of the sermon then uploaded it to vimeo. What are the pros and cons? I would love any suggestions.
April 19, 2012
September 12, 2011
This fall Statesboro First United Methodist Youth will be going to Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters for our high school fall retreat. It’s going to be amazing! We will be going during fall break on October 15th-17th. The cost is $150 and the due date to sign up is Sunday September 18th. Here are 5 reasons I am fired up about going back to the place we took our winter retreat last year.
#1 – The on-campus recreation activities. They have a 3 man swing, zip line, goliath swing, rock wall, foam pit, paint ball, a mountain to climb, and more. The fun never stops!
#2 – Rafting down the Ocoee River. Back in 1996 when the olympics where in the USA they went here to go rafting. Don’t worry we will be on the easier part of the water. I am huge chicken and I had a blast when I went a couple of years ago.
#3 – FOOD! Snowbird is the best camp food you will ever eat.
#4 – Worship and Teaching. I was blown away by how moving our time was with not only the teachers and worship, but also the small group leaders. They have a staff full of college age people who are ready to listen and pour into students.
#5 – It’s a high school retreat! We all deal with some similar issues, but this will be just for high school students. You will get to hang with people your age.
This is our first high school retreat and I am SO PUMPED! You should go talk with your parents right now about coming.
May 26, 2011
You can now view the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Summer calendar for 2011. Click here to view. The Summer is an amazing time to hang out and make some new friends. We will also have Becca Thomas our summer intern helping out. Most importantly it’s a great time to go deeper in faith.
I pray you will join us for some of these summer events.
For more detailed info please visit the Statesboro First Methodist Youth Page.