Monday, June 30, 2008

I met Governor Mike Huckabee...

I was able to meet and visit briefly with former Governor Mike Huckabee tonight. Tina was able to take a picture of me and the Governor except the camera was acting up and somehow I accidently erased it. Pride really does go before a fall. The conference was excellent with a strong theme of the need for Christians to be involved in the political and civic process. Those of you that know me well know that I have a great desire to not only lead my church to impact our society but I would very much like to run for office myself someday. State Representative Kevin Lundberg was at the event and it was great to see him again and visit. Representative Lundberg along with State Senator Scott Renfroe have both been on site in Windsor many times following the tornado of May 22. Both of these men have a strong Christian witness and represent northern Colorado well in Denver. Kevin Lundberg's website is here and Scott Renfroe's website is here. Our representative in Washington, Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, actually remembered me from a conversation that we had in Windsor following the tornado. Windsor is truly blessed to have such godly representation. Representative Musgrave's website is here. I walk away from the evening's sessions with a strong conviction to do all that I can to get Christians registered to vote and to encourage them to vote Christian values in the upcoming elections.

Rediscovering God in America...

My wife and I are in Denver today and tomorrow for an event hosted by the Colorado Renewal Project and the Christian Family Alliance of Colorado. It's called "Rediscovering God in America" and features:

Former Governor Mike Huckabee

Governor Rick Perry

Historian David Barton

Drs. Tim and Beverly LaHaye
Pastor Don McClure
The Honorable Bob McEwen
Dr. Mat Staver
Pastor Larry Stockstill
Dr. Laurence White
Dr. Don Wildmon

Read more here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tina online....

My extremely talented wife has just put her new website online. I would encourage everyone to go and take a look.
You can access the site here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Island Service...

What's more important than the SBC meeting in Indinapolis? The Island Service at Cornerstone this morning with 365 worshippers and 30 baptisms! I feel like Moses looking over into the promised land. Today's service was the fruit of our Childrens' Minister's vision to take VBS to a whole new level. PTL!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

SBC Pastor's Conference - Sunday Evening

The 2008 Southern Baptist Convention begins this Sunday evening with the Pastor's Conference. While I will be there live and in person, you have the opportunity to participate by watching the live streaming video on the internet. The video stream will be available for free at The convention is in Indianapolis and so there is a two hour time difference from Colorado.
The theme for the Pastor's Conference will be Prayer, Brokenness, Revival and Evangelism. There are three speakers on Sunday evening: Dr. Johnny Hunt at 6:35 (Indy time), Dr. Daniel Simmons at 7:15, and Dr. Tom Eliff at 8:10. There is quite a bit of music interspersed throughout the conference. It all begins at 5:30 (that's 3:30 Colorado time). I would encourage anyone who can to check out as much of the conference as possible. It will be good stuff! The emphasis of the pastor's conference on Sunday evening will be prayer.
The pastor's conference website includes the following statement concerning Sunday evening's conference: "What would happen if thousands of pastors left Sunday night with a commitment to have prayer meetings that are more than praying for the sick, but meetings where people long for God to move in their midst? The key to the church in Acts was prayer. That is not often the case in the 21st century church."
Watch the Pastor's Conference on the internet and then post a comment on my blog. We can discuss what we learned and how to make application.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Here's What 250+ Kids look like....

This is taken from our opening assembly for Vacation Bible School on Tuesday. We weren't sure what would happen to our numbers after the tornado. We're sure now--our numbers are up....way up!

Monday, June 02, 2008

A Contract With Southern Baptists - Part 3

Baptists Must Be . . .

Based in Humility - a necessary foundation - part one
Authorized by Scripture - a necessary standard - part two

Powered by the Holy Spirit - a necessary energy - Exodus 31:1; Isaiah 61:-3; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Luke 24:49; Galatians 3:2-5, 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6; James 4:5-6

The Holy Spirit of God empowers Christians to accomplish God's purposes. Without His empowerment we are limited in our effectiveness. But when we move forward saturated by God's Holy Spirit, we can accomplish anything and everything that God chooses to accomplish. The Holy Spirit allows God's people to be effective. If we are not effective it would seem to indicate that we are not fully empowered by the Spirit. If people are not coming to Christ in our churches--we are not empowered by the Spirit. If our churches are not reaching their communities--then we are not empowered by the Spirit. If we're fighting and feuding--then we are not empowered by the Spirit. May we pray constantly for the filling of the Holy Spirit that the things within us that offend God would be removed and that the Spirit's fruit would become our norm. "So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him" (Luke 11:13).

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Tornado + VBS = Harvest

It's been an interesting couple of weeks. The tornado hit Windsor on Thursday, May 22nd, and we've been in "disaster relief" mode ever since. It feels a lot like a pin ball bouncing back and forth between a couple of bumpers. I've been very busy but I can't seem to identify very much that I have accomplished. To make it even more fun....tomorrow begins our Vacation Bible School. We have some great workers who take care of everything and so my role is minimal. However, we are expecting a record number of children following the tornado. We normally enroll about twice as many kids as pre-enroll. This year we have almost 200 pre-enrolled. This means that our overtaxed building, parking lot, and yard is going to be absolutely overflowing. Keep in mind that the Salvation Army is feeding about 1100 meals every day on our parking lot. Yikes! This will all happen at the same time. Adding to the confusion (or perhaps the solution) will be an additional 20+ VBS workers that are joining us from other churches in our state. Our VBS Director's house was one of the hardest hit homes which makes it a little tough for her to focus on organizing VBS. This coming Sunday we are moving our three services into one big service outside at the lake. We have 15+ individuals that are going to be baptized at the lake. Plus we're praying for more decisions on Sunday that can immediately be baptized. My Youth Pastor will be overseeing this service as I will be flying out of Denver on Sunday morning on my way to Indianapolis for the Southern Baptist Convention. It should be a fun week!