This past week my good friend, Bryan Marine, and I set out to shoot today's 30in30 video in an old, abandoned church out west of Lincoln. We had to hike to get back to it, but it turned out to be well worth the effort. What we found was incredible. The place seemed almost untouched with its old pews, rotting organ missing half the keys, broken and twisted stain glass, and remnants of what was. It was almost hauntingly beautiful to step into something so hidden and so full of history. I thought Bryan did such an incredible job of capturing the experience that I just had to share it. Enjoy!
I'm excited to share with you the first Mosaic Lincoln vision video. Considering that we did it all on a VERY small budget (close to nil) I am pretty happy with how it turned out. A thousand thanks to Bill Radtke and Jay R for volunteering so much time to making this happen! Also, as you'll see on the video, our temporary website is now up and live at www.mosaiclincoln.com! As we move forward and our needs grow with our community, we'll invest in something more versatile and comprehensive. For now, however, I think this will serve us well and again, it was free!. (For church planters or anyone else out there looking for a free, flash web option, check out www.wix.com.)
On a side note, isn't amazing how creative we become when we need to do something we believe in and don't have a large budget to do it with? I think there are always more options out there than we initially perceive and you know, perhaps we'd do well to resist the urge to throw a lot of money at the things we want but rarely need. (Of course, God knows I am preaching to myself on this one!)
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One of the things we do pretty regularly as part of the protege program is prepare and deliver 5 minute talks. (These are uniquely challenging because of how focused having just five minutes forces you to be!) The talks also give us a chance to put into practice some of the things we've been learning and give each other feedback on what we're doing well and where we need to grow in our communication (a big part of the program). This morning Hank Fortener, Mosaiccampus pastor of the Mayan downtown joined us. His input and feedback is always so good and this morning was no exception. He are some of the things he shared that really stood out to me. I hope they prove as helpful to you as they were for me: