Adventure Week 2009

Our VBS on steroids is almost here! Swamp Stomp 2009 is going to be much bigger than last year. Check out our first promotion!


So I’m pretty excited a few things!

  • First day of filming for Adventure Week 2009. It will be incredible!
  • Orange Conference is coming! If you are going let me know what you are most excited about.
  • I’m excited to get to hang out with our CM staff and the SM staff at Brookwood and not be in a work environment (and worship together!)
  • Getting ready to write some stuff for our Easter Curriculum.
  • First Valentine’s Day with my wife as a married man! (Can’t wait Kristen!)

A few things learned…

The past two weeks I have been extremely busy and have not had the time or energy for blogging but today I am ready to begin again. I am incredibly excited about the future of children’s ministry here at Brookwood Church.

I heard some incredible things from the adults that were there this past week that included some of the following quotes:

“This is like a camp.”

“I wish (VBS) was like this when I was a kid”

“This is like Promise Keepers kid’s style” that one made me laugh.

In the midst of this giant program I learned some incredibly important values that I want to give to you:

  • Even kids desire to be a part of something great.
  • When you offer value to people, people want aboard
  • Why can’t we give children the type of program that we feel like students and adults deserve?
  • It takes a team to accomplish a giant task.
  • Imagine the impact on your church for years if the kids are involved from elementary school.

Just a things that I took away. I would love to know about some incredible kid event that changed your perspective on things.

It’s over [:(]

So on one hand I am completely exhausted and tired. But on the other hand I am sad that its over. So I would like to show you a video of our Adventure Week that our Communications Department made.

Thanks to everyone who had a part in Adventure Week. Which is pretty much everyone!

Adventure Week Commercials

I finally posted them on Youtube here they are:

tell me what you think

by the way its sold out so you can’t register anymore sorry 🙂

Thanks to EEpy Bird for the inspiration and ideas you guys rock!!

Adventure Week is so close

This is by far going to be the most incredible production I have ever imagined. I can’t believe it’s almost here. The days are closing and if you are around the Simpsonville, SC area next week you need to check it out. It is going to be absolutely incredible. We’ve maxed out and are knee deep in preparation for the event. I am so incredibly excited I am about to burst.

You do not want to miss it!


There is just so much going on right now that I have put the blog on the backburner. I am so incredibly sorry as I have seen a dropoff in my readership. You will see a significant growth in post count as soon as July 25th passes us by.

I am incredibly excited about the opportunity that we have with our Adventure Week Program. I am so excited to see the kids and how their lives will be impacted. I thought this morning about how thankful I am to be apart of the work that is going on at Brookwood. I am a part of an incredible team that cares about children and volunteers in a way that I could only imagine.

Things are going from stressful to super stressful now. So many life things happening on top of the tasks that must be accomplished for the coming week. I am asking for alot of prayer for Adventure Week. Pray that kids would begin their journey in Christ and that they would get connected.

Now for some quick things on my mind:

  • I am missing my wife alot, She is investing in the lives of teens this week in Florida at camp and I am lonely.
  • I am pondering the “I can’t speak [insert language]” phrase. You can’t say it in the language that you can’t speak because then people will know that you only bothered to know that one phrase. But if you don’t learn that phrase, those people can’t understand you??? (weird that I thought of that)
  • Thinking of classic kids behaviors. “I’m not whining (really whiny voice)” Their indescribable greetings that bring so much joy to your heart and any time that they eat.
  • loving this post
  • thankful to Christ and looking to the future as a person and in ministry. (ever wonder where you are at in life when you’re 50? I did this week).

Let me know some classic kids behavior that drive you nuts or make you smile