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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

Posted on 27. Sep, 2009 by .

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

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  • 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 in the morning. #
  • @KD0IMH I've been doing lock-INS for kids for years. Truth is that when I do one, the largest group is ALWAYS 1st and 2nd graders. Go figure #
  • Test from Twitter! #
  • K, going to bed. Getting up in 5 hours to hike pikes peak! We'll be on the trail at 7:00 AM! woo hoo! #
  • CMO: #kidmin Pikes Peak Ascent http://bit.ly/lqYZX #
  • I'm up.
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

Posted on 20. Sep, 2009 by .

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  • 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 in the morning. #
  • @KD0IMH I've been doing lock-INS for kids for years. Truth is that when I do one, the largest group is ALWAYS 1st and 2nd graders. Go figure #
  • Test from Twitter! #
  • K, going to bed. Getting up in 5 hours to hike pikes peak! We'll be on the trail at 7:00 AM! woo hoo! #
  • CMO: #kidmin Pikes Peak Ascent http://bit.ly/lqYZX #
  • I'm up.
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Pikes Peak Ascent

Posted on 14. Sep, 2009 by .

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  • 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 down. Crazy story to tell. We came 700 feet short of the top.
  • 2:20 PM kennyconley - 13000 feet. I might die!
  • 2:19 PM kennyconley - This mountain is kicking my butt! Almost 13,000 feet!
  • 11:20 AM kennyconley -
  • 11:20 AM kennyconley - twitpic.com view from 11,500 feet. 1/4 up.
  • 11:18 AM kennyconley - Just below the treeline at11,500 feet. Taking a little break!
  • 8:39 AM kennyconley -
  • 8:39 AM kennyconley - My mountain twitpic.com
  • 8:21 AM kennyconley - Not sure I’m going to have any phone service on the backside if the peak.
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

Posted on 13. Sep, 2009 by .

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

Posted on 12. Sep, 2009 by .

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  • 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 chadswanzy - “The Be With Factor” Mentoring Students In Everyday Life is on Google Books tr.im #adv09 #youthministry #stumin
  • 3:11 PM ajelwind - What if nobody has ever mentored me? #adv09
  • 3:09 PM j2plase - In me, create your dream! #adv09
  • 3:08 PM gary4n - Besides baptism, what other ways do you practice helping new believers “imprint” on Christ? #ADV09
  • 3:08 PM ajelwind - How do we discern who to invest in spiritually?
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Gateway’s Advance Leadership Weekend (9/11/09)

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .

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  • 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 God speak to us and tell us what to say yes to and what to say no to.
  • 10:01 PM joefresch - #ADV09 WHOLNESS comes through COMMUNITY. All the members contribute to increasing the understanding of each member than is possible alone.
  • 10:01 PM kennyconley - The simplicity is all I have to do is follow Jesus and connect with him moment by moment.
  • 10:01 PM reneelockey - #adv09 Elaborate on what you say are the two greatest sins of the Western church.
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Gateway’s Advance Leadership Weekend

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .

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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!

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The Lock-In (Part 4)

Posted on 11. Sep, 2009 by .

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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 will rotate through all six rotations every half an hour. Rotations might include some of the following.

  • Group Games: in the biggest room we have we’ll do active games like relay races, dodge ball, and any other fun game that engages all the kids.
  • Movie & Snack Room: In this room the kids will watch a 30 minute movie while pigging out on snacks.
  • Video Game Room: This room will have all kinds of video games set up, enough so that every kid can play a game or at least won’t have to wait longer than one turn.
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The Lock-In (Part 3)

Posted on 10. Sep, 2009 by .

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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 before the lock-in gets started. I make sure that they clearly understand what they can and cannot do and what will happen if they break guidelines. To most people, my consequences are pretty strict. However, we rarely have to enforce them becasue the kids know the guidelines and they stay in line. It’s more fun that way.

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