Tuesday, March 02, 2010

If you want to keep following Bryan's blog, you need to act now before it's moved ...

You'll need to head over to the new blog site (http://www.verticalresonator.wordpress.com) if you want to keep up. Remember to update your email subscription by clicking here if you want to keep getting these blog posts via email. Otherwise, this will be the final post you get from this old blog site.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

MOVING DAY at Vertical Resonator, update your subscriptions, RSS, and boomarks

If you are looking for the current Vertical Resonator site, then you are almost there. Click here to be beamed to the new site. Or manually type http://verticalresonator.wordpress.com/ into your browser.

If you subscribe to an RSS feed, then update with this link. If you aren't using an RSS reader (I suggest Google Reader) - it saves you a lot of time. Try it out.

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Congrats to Pastor Bucholtz and family

Welcome to our world Mya.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Topeka Light Show 2009 Survey Results

It's a good idea to evaluate an outreach effort. That way you can answer some of the questions:

1. What worked?
2. What didn't?
3. Who did we actually reach?
4. Should we continue or kill this?
5. Do we need to reinvent it?

Interesting...about 25% were from TBC. That means 75% were not from our church. That's a good thing. However, only 12% stated they don't have a church they attend. That leaves 63% who said they were from another church.

Another interesting view, it seems that attendance at the light show snowballed from the first night. That's a good thing.

Last good thing I'll point out - almost 50% saw the light show for the very first time. Glad we aren't reaching just the same crowd.

Here are the full 350+ survey results from the 1,500 people (of 6,000 total) who submitted email addresses. You can deduct some other positives/negatives from the survey.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Topeka Bible Church seeks Tech Director position

With five weekend worship times, three different venue locations, two synchronized bands, and a huge list of other audio/visual, IT, and tech team management needs - Topeka Bible Church is seeking a new "Tech Director" role. You can read that last "TBC Worship Matters" (worship arts family eNewsletter) to see what Nat said about this position.

Anyone interested in seeing the position description or submitting a resume can drop me a line. Pray that God would line up Topeka Bible Church with a perfect match so His kingdom would expand.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Why I took time off the stage leading worship

For the past month, I've made a conscious effort to be off the stage from leading worship. I've had some people ask me what's going on. So here are my top ten reasons why it was good for me to be off-stage...

1. You can help the sense that the worship experience isn't personality-driven (by me).

2. You can meet more people in your congregation off-stage than on-stage.

3. You can get a rare glimpse by hearing and seeing what the worshippers hear and see.

4. You can sit with your son for his very first 'big church' experience.

5. You can help your wife with the kids, because she's a "single-mom" the other 51 weeks of the year on Sunday morning.

6. You can develop leadership letting others lead in your place.

7. You can make sure the ministry still works, you know, just in case you get hit by a bus someday.

8. You can talk with the off-stage who supports the on-stage ministry (techs, security, ushers, recording techs, lyric operators).

9. You can learn an off-stage tech position for some cross-training (house audio, recording studio, etc.).

10. You can come back to the stage with a greater appreciation for all of the off-stage ministry that happens.

Topeka light show behind the scenes lightening tour

A lightening fast video tour of the behind the scenes at the light show.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Bible reference makes Google hot search trends tonight due to football

It's odd that scripture from the Bible would make it into the top
Google search trends. But it was #2 tonight for awhile, thanks to a
pro football player who put the reference in his black eye paint.

Question: What am I willing to do to influence the world around me
with Jesus Christ in 2010?

My boys, first day of 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009