Month: September 2009

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20 http://bit.ly/Rq67M # CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20 http://bit.ly/4hPgvv # Home! 20 hours… 20 LONG hours. # @jonros Thank you sir. It's good to be home. Back in the office now. in reply to jonros # @kylemcclain Thanks for the invite yesterday. We were on a mission, 20 hours of driving. Pulled in at 12:30 AM. Next time I'm in OKC…. in reply to kylemcclain # @mikekelly09 Sorry for some of the disparaging comments about Kansas on twitter yesterday. Not my fav. state to drive through in reply to mikekelly09 # @mikekelly09 And it took FOREVER!!!! in reply to mikekelly09 # back from CO. Back in the office today. Knocking things out left and right. When I woke up this morning, I felt like an elephant sat on me! # Home. Good to be home. # @karinpwilliams what's up with the new pic? You get your pic taken with some homeless guy? in reply to karinpwilliams # My lead pastor John Burke is now on twitter. Follow him @burkeinbeta # http://twitpic.com/iqn1o gateway staff ice cream party! Celebrating our leadership weekend a week ago! # @lisaeroth you should read no perfect people allowed as well! It's incredible! in reply to lisaeroth # @karinpwilliams not as skinny as that hairy guy in your profile pic! Ha! in reply to karinpwilliams # Crazy busy...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13 http://bit.ly/XkuFw # Had agreat time hanging out with @Jonathancliff and family. Going to bed now and getting up in 3 hours! Woo hoo! # Had fun with @jonathancliff and family. Now to catch 3 hours of sleep! Woo hoo! # About 30 min later than planned, but we're on our way. Mr T. Please go back to sleep, 4:30 is too early to be up. 🙂 # Breakfast break in amarillo. Dang, I'm tired! # http://twitpic.com/hp9q7 gas station convenience store… I don't even get this. # @samluce: @kennyconley Either Kenny is a giant or that tree has issues. @mattmckee @gina_mcclain @jonathancliff // well, I am part sasquach! # After 12 hours of driving we're finally leaving TX! Gotta love this huge state. # http://bit.ly/k9dtj just passed a volcano! # @anthony_prince Texas welcomes you with open arms! in reply to anthony_prince # http://bit.ly/3a1Yjc Ratan Pass baby! # Made it to CO Springs. My iPhone's apps started crashing and I couldn't update twitter… fixing that now. Nice to be out of that car! # http://twitpic.com/hr9sc playing a memory game with my nieces. I'm so bad at memory games! # Playing more games with th girls. On on my iPhone, one on my touch and two on DS's. Fun! # Getting up tomorrow between 3:30 and 4:00 am. Going to conquer a 14,000 foot mountain...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13 http://bit.ly/XkuFw # Had agreat time hanging out with @Jonathancliff and family. Going to bed now and getting up in 3 hours! Woo hoo! # Had fun with @jonathancliff and family. Now to catch 3 hours of sleep! Woo hoo! # About 30 min later than planned, but we're on our way. Mr T. Please go back to sleep, 4:30 is too early to be up. 🙂 # Breakfast break in amarillo. Dang, I'm tired! # http://twitpic.com/hp9q7 gas station convenience store… I don't even get this. # @samluce: @kennyconley Either Kenny is a giant or that tree has issues. @mattmckee @gina_mcclain @jonathancliff // well, I am part sasquach! # After 12 hours of driving we're finally leaving TX! Gotta love this huge state. # http://bit.ly/k9dtj just passed a volcano! # @anthony_prince Texas welcomes you with open arms! in reply to anthony_prince # http://bit.ly/3a1Yjc Ratan Pass baby! # Made it to CO Springs. My iPhone's apps started crashing and I couldn't update twitter… fixing that now. Nice to be out of that car! # http://twitpic.com/hr9sc playing a memory game with my nieces. I'm so bad at memory games! # Playing more games with th girls. On on my iPhone, one on my touch and two on DS's. Fun! # Getting up tomorrow between 3:30 and 4:00 am. Going to conquer a 14,000 foot mountain...

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Pikes Peak Ascent

7:30 PM kennyconley – 7:30 PM kennyconley – View from our condo in keystone! twitpic.com 5:21 PM kennyconley – Conley Update Blog: Ascending Pike’s Peak (part 2) bit.ly 5:19 PM kennyconley – Driving thru breckenridge! bit.ly 3:10 PM kennyconley – 3:10 PM kennyconley – twitpic.com picking out a pastries at the famous donut mill in woodland park. bit.ly 3:09 PM kennyconley – 3:09 PM kennyconley – twitpic.com Titus looking xtra cute today! 1:43 PM kennyconley – Leaving the springs. Pikes peak is hiding behind some clouds. Guess she doesn’t want to say goodbye! 3:56 AM kennyconley – test 10:14 PM kennyconley – 10:14 PM kennyconley – twitpic.com Titus going to town on his pizza. 8:13 PM kennyconley – Conley Update Blog: Ascending Pike’s Peak (part 1) bit.ly 5:19 PM kennyconley – Eye-Fi’d 68 photos to Flickr. is.gd 2:26 PM kennyconley – 2:26 PM kennyconley – twitpic.com doing some light reading before lunch. Sara’s patents are big fans of math! 2:22 PM kennyconley – 2:22 PM kennyconley – twitpic.com some light reading before lunch. Sara’s parents are big fans of math! 7:30 PM kennyconley – Back in the springs. Had quite an adventure at 13,000 feet. I’ll blog about it later. Recovering right now. 4:32 PM kennyconley – Then wehit a hail storm and near white out conditions. So close. Great day though. 4:31 PM kennyconley – On our way...

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06 http://bit.ly/o57Xi # CMO: #kidmin Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06 http://bit.ly/e7F4N # @beckylaswell So far of all my BBQ stops, Smitty's in Lockhart is my favorite. in reply to beckylaswell # CMO: #kidmin Obama’s speach to our children http://bit.ly/P5gXN # @ajelwind it was yummy! Thanks for coming and eating our food! in reply to ajelwind # Going to a pool party! Friends are awesome! Especially if the have a pool! # Just seen in my neighborhood. Dead deer on sidewalk…albatross sized vulture eating away! Yummy! # @coveredindust mmmmm. raw too! in reply to coveredindust # @FreshHotCoffee I know… that would have been awesome, but I missed it on my way out. in reply to FreshHotCoffee # Just saw this pic from Awkward Family Photos. http://bit.ly/Y6hVy Took me a while to see it, but I can't stop laughing now! # just finished "a river runs through it.' can't stay awake any longer # see ya tomorrow people! # http://twitpic.com/gyt0f my son is so cute! Isn't he! # Titus starts school today. Both excited and sad! http://twitpic.com/gytbt # CMO: #kidmin The Lock-In http://bit.ly/mypiX # CMO: #kidmin The Lock-In (Part 1) http://bit.ly/UFLBh # CMO: #kidmin The Lock-In (Part 2) http://bit.ly/8Pis4 # CMO: #kidmin Obama’s speech didn’t look like brain washing to me http://bit.ly/SUP2c # @mrpaulywu you should upload a pic for your account… 🙂 # Grabbing...

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Gateway’s Advance Leadership Weekend (9/12/09)

8:21 PM jameswh3 – Had an amazing couple of days at #adv09. 6:31 PM chadswanzy – but not the last one out the twitter door #adv09 Ha ha Ha 6:13 PM just_g – …is the last man out the door. #adv09 5:31 PM CaMeaux – #adv09 WOW! What a weekend! Letting go of blame is huge in moving forward with mentoring and being mentored. Be Humble & Vulnerable! =Unity 5:30 PM flatlanderdox – #adv09 great job and big thanks to everyone pulling pulling this off!!! Big props to @Neil_cole! 5:27 PM beckylaswell – Home. Thanks and more thanks to everybody who helped at #adv09. Your help make the event possible (and even made my foot pain diminish). 🙂 5:26 PM kennyconley – Kinda tired. Pretty happy. Really proud of my church! #adv09 #kidmin 4:23 PM kidsquestaustin – Your kids had a blast! Be sure to come get ’em as soon as you are dismissed! Thanks! #adv09 4:18 PM matterpro – sorry tweeters at #adv09, we tried to get your questions in, but chose the wrong software to do it. Thanks for adding to the event anyway! 3:34 PM beckylaswell – Help us be better at empowering you. #adv09 3:18 PM rcjohnson – Clearly we should all be mentoring one, should we also all have someone mentoring us? Is it the same person eg a running partner? #adv09 3:16 PM...

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Gateway’s Advance Leadership Weekend (9/11/09)

10:12 PM reneelockey – Radical! Beautiful! United! Organic! We are the Body! #adv09 10:11 PM matterpro – coffee and donuts at 8:30 tomorrow #adv09 10:09 PM TimelyInsurance – #adv09 Wow! What a way to start this weekend 10:07 PM gatewayleaders – See y’all in the morning. Donuts & coffee before the 9am session, Woot! More sugar & caffeine! #adv09 10:06 PM beckylaswell – Greater things are yet to come. How true! #adv09 10:06 PM kidsquestaustin – Parents, don’t forget to pick up your kids as soon as you are dismissed! They’re tired and want go to bed! So are the workers! 🙂 #adv09 10:06 PM kennyconley – Parents, don’t forget to pick up your kids as soon as you are dismissed! They’re tired and want go to bed! So are the workers! 🙂 #adv09 10:05 PM gatewayleaders – Greater things are yet to be done How true. #adv09 10:04 PM kennyconley – Closing worship! Great session tonight! 10:04 PM tonydaleaustin – #adv09 with @neil_cole. Let’s lower the bar of how we do church so anyone can do it! 10:03 PM kennyconley – I want to lower the bar of what it means to have church so anyone can do it and raise the bar of being a disciple so everyone will do it 10:03 PM matterpro – #adv09 I’m ready to rock some more! 10:02 PM kennyconley – Let...

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Gateway’s Advance Leadership Weekend

Tonight is session one of my church’s leadership weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve used scribble, so I think I’ll use it to tweet to my blog. Essentially, 500 leaders at Gateway are gathered today and tomorrow for vision for the upcoming year and equipping to lead our church spiritually, life on life! It’s going to be AWESOME! If you want to follow, many Gatewayers are tweeting at...

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The Lock-In (Part 4)

So, what ever will you do with a bunch of kids for 12-13 hours? We’re masters at programming for 60-90 minutes, but all night it totally different. Don’t worry, it’s not that hard. First of all, you need to think smaller. Think in 30 minute increments and it gets so much easier. Because registration can tend to take a long time, I usually try to start the evening off with a movie. Doing this gives everyone time to arrive, check-in and get to one place. A typical schedule would be to have the doors open at 6:45. While kids are registering and dropping off their sleeping bags and such, I’ll have an MC keeping things happening in the auditorium. I’ll do a short welcome at 7:20 and then start the movie at 7:30. Between check-in and the intro movie, I’ve kept the kids occupied and having fun until 9:00. Now that everyone is here, I’ll go over the guidelines and such after the movie is over. We’ll wrap up with a fun group game and dismiss the kids to start their rotations by 10:00. I typically divide the kids into gender and grade groups. So a lock-in with K-5th, I’d have 12 groups with six rotations. A lock-in with 1st-5th will have 10 groups with 5 rotations. I’ll let both genders of a grade rotate together. Essentially every grade...

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The Lock-In (Part 3)

Structure and organization are necessary for fun. Without structure and organization, you’re volunteers are going to hate you. Without structure and organization, the kids will experience too much freedom which leads to fights, injuries and hurt feelings. In the end, they won’t have fun either. You must have this in place! First of all, every minute of the lock-in must be scheduled. Your volunteers want a plan. They love a plan. The idea of being with all these kids all night scares them. They think in their heads, “what am I going to do with these kids all night?” However, when you give them their schedule which outlines a different activity to attend with their kids every thirty minutes, they can get excited about that. The kids don’t have to know the schedule. It can be an adventure for them, something new and crazy every thirty minutes. Second of all, don’t do a lock-in without guidelines. Be very clear on your guidelines. I post the guidelines on the registration page for the lock-in. After they register, I include the guidelines in all their paperwork that parents have to sign. I train the volunteers in the guidelines so they know how to keep their kids in line and what to do if kids get out of hand. Last of all, I personally go over the guidelines with all the kids...

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