Does Your Church Have a Social Media Strategy?

13 May

A friend of mine, Ben Taylor, needs a few questions answered about your churches social media strategy. This information is needed to finish up his college course.  Would you take a few minutes and help Ben out? Here is the link to the survey Thanks in advance!

Fusion Rewind May 12th

13 May

  • Finished up our series Beyond the Yearbook
  • Our Children’s Pastor Tom Ulrich gave a shout out for help in the children’s ministry.
  • A TON of students committed to serving. There are too many fat Christians in the church. People who come to everything and feed(on God’s word), but don’t give back(serving His kingdom). It’s time to exercise our spiritual gifts not just hangout at the buffet!
  • We saw some new faces. Love that
  • Got to wash some feet on stage, freaked a few students out…that’s a good thing!
  • Talked about Mark 4. What kind of soil are you? God’s not finished with you yet! He loves you where you are at, BUT…He loves you TOO much to leave you there.
  • 4 students gave their lives to Christ! That never gets old Continue reading

Today’s Leadership Training

11 May

Great staff meeting today discussing how problems equal opportunities.

  1. Provide Direction- This is the vision that the leader brings to the team.
  2. Obtain Plans- A leader’s job is NOT to solve problems, that is the job of his leaders/teams. A leader is to identify a problem, gather ideas and recommendations, and then decide on a plan of action. Discover the facts, just the facts ma’am, sorry couldn’t help it….What is quantifiable, things not based on feelings or opinions(you know what they say about those). Problems equal Opportunities! Continue reading

GVFD Annexation Update

11 May

Our annexation efforts are now in full swing and are going well. Over the past week, Captain Melissa Smith and volunteers have been going door-to-door to get petition signatures. The response has been positive and of the people we have contacted, a majority have signed the petition.

Your help is still needed, as it takes time to go door-to-door to collect signatures and many times, people aren’t home. You can help us by signing the petition and encouraging your neighbors and friends to sign now. Every property owner’s signature helps, so please spread the word to as many people as you know in the annexation area. Continue reading

Church Burnings on NW Side

11 May

There have been 4 churches intentionally set on fire in the North West area of Tucson Arizona in the past couple months. It breaks my heart to know that someone is setting these fires with the purpose of trying to hurt God’s children, or in some way trying to get back at God. My prayer is that whatever beef this person has with God, that he will understand… God still loves him. That God wants to adopt him into His family and move him from creation to child. Continue reading

11 Leadership Lessons from 12 Disciples- Mark Driscoll

11 May

This series is based on the recent sermon Jesus Calls the Twelve, onLuke 6:12-16.

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor (Luke 6:12–16).

From “Come and See” to “Go and Die”

Thus far in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus’ ministry has mainly been about come and see. Crowds have come to see him preach, teach, perform miracles, cast out demons, heal, and help those who are suffering and needy. InLuke 6:12–16, Jesus calls his twelve disciples to transition from “come and see” to “go and die.” And this is incredibly important. These men’s lives will change, and history will change with it. Continue reading