Thursday, May 28, 2009

Church Drive-Thru: Have It Your Way

For all my Burger King fans out there...HAVE IT YOUR WAY.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Are you going to the National Worship Leader Conference?

Do you know where it is? Not sure The David Crowder Band does either.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

How many other worship leaders get one of these?

Handed to me by one of our guitarists this morning. There goes my
crown in heaven.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Video tutorial for site for worship arts ministry

If you are a musician/tech at Topeka Bible Church, by now - you are now using the website. If you want to know its features, here's a quick video tutorial on how to do several things:
  • how to log in
  • respond to requests
  • view service details & download files (sheet music, MP3 rehearsal audio)
  • manage your schedule & block out dates you are unavailable
  • edit your account & text messaging

Volunteer Training from Planning Center on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lamo Scott

He got Chick-fil-A sample before AND after his lunch. Milk it, buddy.
Milk it.

How to plot on a map where people live who come to your church

Ever wondered where people live who attend your church? Ever need to figure out who lives in your neighborhood and attends the same church? Maybe you could use the data to start a Bible study in your neighborhood. Or maybe use the map to find the unreached people groups in your city.

If you've got a tab delimited database - then head over to and let it go to town. Try it out for your church. You might be surprised. Maybe you won't.

Check out the plot for Topeka Bible Church. Click on the images for the larger size.

  • The "hole" you see in the middle of Topeka is the park/VA.
  • We draw from SW of TBC mostly.
  • We strong draw just SE of 470.
  • TBC's "unreached people group" is in the triangle created between north of 470, Topeka Blvd (just East of TBC), and the Philip Billard Municipal Airport (North East).
How about you? Does Christ have a presence in your neighborhood?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Never ask another guitarist to fix your guitar

...unless you ask first how they'll do it. This is how one of Topeka
Bible Church's electric guitarists greeted me today to show me how to
block the bridge of my Line 6 Variax 700 guitar. Notice the mallet
and jig saw in hands (and the natural smirk).

By the way, he did a nice job.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Never heard anything like what comes out of this 18 year old's, wow (safe to listen to)

I'm usually not impressed by beat boxing. But this one had me amazed. Watch it ALL the way through to get a sense for what this young man has had to go through to put these sounds together. He's got to be good at that African click language thingy.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Lift delivered today, ready for the light show

Wow. Can't believe the flexibility this will give us!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

What type of ship is your church? Cruise ship, fishing boat, battleship, or what?

Every boat has a purpose and reason to exist. Some are for entertainment, some are for secret war missions, and others are for turning a profit by catching fish. Houseboats, submarines, pirate ships, and lifeboats. Each have their reason for floating.

The same is true for a church - while the church theoretically exists for God's outlined purpose in scripture, they go about it differently. Some use entertainment to get it done. Some use a battleship and weapons to get it done. Some streamline to be effective at it as possible to turn a profit. Yet others simply serve to be a life saver.

Question is - what type of ship is your church most like? What ship would you like it to function more like? Why?

Monday, May 04, 2009

The musicians from last weekend at Topeka Bible Church

Both the Upper Main Auditorium Band and the Lower Auditorium (LA) Band. We made it through the weekend.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Newest addition to our family

Looking over the past month or so - this blog has taken a turn. While I still post about church, worship, ministry, and tech stuff - I'm posting more and more about family stuff. That said, here's a pic of our newest addition to our family. And if you'd like to check out our fam blog, head over here. Thanks to my wife for keeping our fam blog rolling.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Growing in numbers and fear, the #church (not the #swine flu)

Check out this verse.  When a ministry grows in numbers, is it also growing in fear of the Lord?

After, all glued up

Big boy! Not a single tear. Quote of the evening, "Your air smells
nice," while they glued under his nose. She thought he said, "Your
hair smells nice."

During, ridin' the bed

Before, in ER, split lip, fell outta bed

Introducing the iBible

Some of it funny. Some of it not. Some of it believable if it were early 1990's.