Well since everyone else is blogging on day one already, I had better get cracking as day two starts in about 3.5 hours. By everyone else I mean: Gary Lamb
, Ben Arment
, Mark Batterson
, Tony Morgan
, Tally Wilgis
, Scott Hodge
...just to name a few guys that I read when I can. I might be able to make the bloggers breakfast today, so we shall see. I am at the mercy of my driver. Oh yeah, I just checked in with the hardest working man at NCC, Tim Elzea
. He wrote a little bit, apparently while Mark was praying? Whats up with that? haha! Tim, didn't want to bug you while you were running your tail off! Keep up the good work man!
Day 1 Buzz was awesome. It is just too bad Joel Osteen couldn't make it.
I am sure I will have some fresh thoughts and ideas after this weekend, I just need to process them and go through a whole bunch of pages of notes. I was digging the mind mapping software that some of the guys had there..pretty stinkin sweet.
The Theater Church forum was rocking and like many people said I felt like we were just starting to cook when the gas got turned off. Like Gary, I think that there is enough support to have a theater church conference. I had a thought yesterday while sitting there listening to some of the dudes talk about space limitations and creative service staggering, now mind you there was a representative from National Cinemedia
there.....What if theaters had to start building bigger theaters for churches to meet in them? How stinkin cool would that be? It truly does seem like this theater church thing is a revolution indeed. Will there be a point when it becomes ineffective and obselete? Maybe. But what if churches caused a revitalization of the local cinema? Production companies are already talking about direct to DVD or DVD released on the same day as the movie, but what if there was reason for them to keep shipping out platters of movies? Revolution indeed.
Looking forward to day 2...Defining Moment is for sure happening for me. Up at 4 am this morning for whatever reason. I can't say that I heard an audible voice from God, but I can say that the Holy Spirit was there. Good times. Praise the Lord and Pass the Popcorn. (Or Redbull this morning, 4 hours of sleep is too beautiful for me!)
Anyone reading this at Buzz...look me up if you see me, I would love to meet you. Its a little hard to tell what people really look like in real life! ha.