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    Tuesday, May 5, 2009

    Drive '09 Day 2............

    This will be pictures for now. I have not taken pictures of my notes yet and its late. I will post them ASAP. Enjoy!

    The bookstore. I like bookstores.

    "May I help you?"

    Learning about student small groups.

    The stage setup is legit!

    They gave us a sample of what a Married Life Live event was like.

    We observed a typical Student service. Awesome!

    Monday, May 4, 2009

    Drive 2009 - Day One..................

    Day One consisted of session 1 with Andy Stanley. Most of my blogging will be done with pictures. Why summarize my notes when I can take a picture and post it? Drive '08 was awesome and session 1 of '09 was no different.

    I am sorry if it takes a while to load. I am not in a position to be able to edit and downsize the filesize of my pictures at the hotel.

    The stage.

    A DJ is set up in the main room. They did some funny skits and intereaction for entertainment while we were waiting for the session to start.

    Three pages of notes. Click on the pic to see them in a readable size. A very timely and important message.

    Andy's Dad, Charles Stanley was there. I love baseball and good preachers. I have begun getting signatures on baseballs. Yes, I could have them sign a book, but a baseball is so much cooler. I have another one for Andy. My Mark Driscoll baseball will have a couple friends when I get home.

    Charles and Ed Grant, one of the men I am attending the conference with.

    Sunday at North Point and Buckhead........

    We came to Atlanta early so we could attend church services. We went the 9AM at North Point Community Church and the 6PM at one of their satelite churches, Buckhead Church. Andy Stanley was preaching in person at Buckhead and was video streamed to North Point and Brown's Bridge. We saw the same sermon twice, once on screen and once in person. He was just starting a new sermon series called "Staying in Love." It was a very good and I have posted my personal notes to the sermon. The black ink is the notes from the first service and the red ink is what I added during the second time around at Buckhead.

    Click on the pic to see full sized.

    Drive Conference 2009..........

    I am attending Drive Conference in Atlanta, GA again this year. Drive is put on by North Point Community Church whose lead pastor is Andy Stanley. I had an amazing time last year. It was an eye opening time and I learned so much.

    What is unique about Drive? They do not bring in a line-up of superstar speakers. It is lead by Andy Stanley and his incredible staff. You learn about church ministry from people who do it everyday. They open themselves up to any questions you may have. They say "this is how we do it and if any of it can help you, great!"

    We came early so we could attend Sunday services at two of the three North Point campuses. It is also awesome to spend time with some friends of mine that I only see once or twice a year. This week will be full of great learning and discussion with friends. I will try to blog as much as I can through the week with frequent updates on Twitter.

    Sunday, May 3, 2009

    Fight the Fade's New Album is Out!!!!

    The new album is officially out! We had a great CD release party at the Engage Your City show! Thank you to everyone that has been a part of our rock'n roll ministry. If you could not make it, be sure to come by one of our upcoming shows and pick up your free copy. Keep an eye on our MySpace, soon you will be able to download the new album for free. Peace.
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