Thought I’d share the bumper for our Wednesday night series. We decided to do a two week series on the Bible’s teaching about worry. Week one was based on Matthew 6:25-34. I posted pics of the environment change. Switching the set up of the room was incredibly effective. Our students not only enjoyed the change but left talking about it. The teaching was challenging because I had to cover the room being that there were students sitting everywhere. I used a resource called Revostock.com for the bumper. They offer After Effects files for purchase that you can easily customize (assuming of course that you have After Effects). Enjoy!
I’m speaking at SHIFT (our Middle School environment) this morning. We’re in the middle of a series called “NO PAIN, NO GAIN.” We’re walking through the first chapter of the book of James. I put together a little video bumper to set up my talk on temptation. (click here for the first week’s video) Most of our students are aware of my affinity for Mt. Dew along with the fact that I have given up soft drinks for Lent. Hope you enjoy the silliness.
I gave our team a quote last week that I'm sure to be reminded of often. I said, "it seems like I keep making Student Ministry more and more complicated for us." While the essence of what we're doing hasn't changed, the pace and level of excellence that we strive for continues to move upward. That's what I meant by complicated.
After a long hiatus, I bring you a new installment of “Phillip’s Not Creative.” Jon over at Stuff Christians Like brings our attention to what may be the single greatest achievement in Shepherding since the announcement of Christ himself. This is simply amazing! Enjoy.
My heart is steadfast, O God;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
We’re starting a brand new series at SHIFT tomorrow. “NO PAIN, NO GAIN” will walk through the first chapter of James in three weeks. Kevin, AJ and I are tag teaming the teaching. At a recent creative meeting we decided to shoot a little fun video bumper (although it became a short length film practically). We shot this on the fly and figured it might be good enough for a laugh. Each week the short film will set up the talk. Week one focuses on trials. AJ will be communicating so he’s the one facing the difficulty in the video. Hope you enjoy.
No Pain, No Gain from Phillip McCart on Vimeo.
Yep, the rumors are true! Anita is pregnant once again. We're very early on (only in the fifth week) and won't have our first ultrasound until the middle of April. We decided there was no way we'd be able to keep it quiet until then so…. what better day that St. Patrick's Day to announce baby number three?!
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Okay, I love this day. I choose to dwell on the positive side of what the day initially stands for. I don't have a lot of time to celebrate or elaborate on the day so I'll just link you to my post from two years ago when I did have time to thoroughly express why this day means so much to my family and me. I hope you enjoy and that you know that you'll always have "Cead Mile Failte" at the McCart home. Beannachtam na Feile Padraig! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)
For the better part of my almost twelve years of Student Ministry I was wearing two major hats. One, the Student Pastor/Leader/Communicator. The Second, the Worship Leader. I've lead worship at every church I've ever served. Even at North Point I occasionally would lead worship for Middle School. I've been a part of bands that lead worship all summer. I've even been the worship leader on retreats and camps.
Up until today I've only sang a couple of songs at Northwood. Tonight however, I'm leading worship. The old saying may be true; if you don't use it, you lose it. I'm kind of nervous because we have incredible musicians lead us every week that I hold at high standards. Now I'm in that seat. As I sit and practice I find myself talking to my guitar. "I feel like I should know you but I'm having a hard time placing your name."