It has been a crazy couple of weeks for me. I am not normally one to like the routine or mundane but I could really go for a normal week right now. I have been working non-stop for the past few weeks it seems. Between moving Ridge to SPCC for one week then traveling to Orlando for a week for a side job, then coming back to Charlotte for another side job, then starting a new series at Ridge, then going to Atlanta for DRIVE 2010… wow, I need to sit down. Drive really wasn’t like work though. It was a lot of fun. Andy Stanley is freaking amazing! He spoke three times and every time it got better. He spoke on how North Point programs their services and why thinking about it is so important. Here is the video that set up his talk. Hilarious !!!!!!
This week I feel like I took the easy way out when it comes to the set. Just a simple matching of the logo for the series. Cut out 6 shapes and trace some letters. I did the outline with chalk and thought it would smudge easy. Tina ( my beautiful wife) told me a trick she learned as a teacher in preschool, spray it with hair spray and it won’t smudge. Amazing and Simple.
Ridge started a new series last week so it was time for a new set. This is one of the things I enjoy the most about my job; trying to come up with new and original sets for Ridge Church. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it isn’t. This one seemed to come together pretty easy. I wanted to come up with something that was large and three dimensional, but easy to store and assemble. My material of choice right now is Gator Foam. This is mainly due to the fact that it is available to me at a price I can afford. It is very light and easy to cut. I cut about 80 circles in two hours. After some trial and a little error I cut slots in the circles so I could fit them together. What I came up with turned out pretty good. Easy to transport, easy to assemble and easy to store. Here are a few pics of assembly.
We kicked off a new series at Ridge this Sunday called Staying In Love. I am really excited about this one. Andy Stanley from our partner church, North Point Community Church, is the best person I have ever heard when it comes to this kind of stuff. The proof of that is he is copied so much. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard someone speak and I think to myself… hum I’ve have heard this somewhere before. I guess I long for the day when people rip me off.
Recently I was able to help Next Level church with their Kid City set. We took a lot of gator foam and cut it into a futuristic city scape. I did the cutting and they did the painting. Great job Next Level.