Drew Powell

Sunday Recap

here is my mind dump from this past weekends gatherings;

  • Although I enjoyed vacation I enjoyed getting back to the action. I love this church.
  • Robbie dismissed the rumors that he or I were leaving! I love a good scandal. We believe in what God is doing here more than ever and are honored to be a part of it.
  • My media director was out of town and the new guy stepped in and did a great job.
  • The first two gatherings were great but the the third struggled. I need to figure out how we can do a better job of ending strong. Maybe it’s fatigue or lack of concentration? any advice/suggestions?
  • My friend Diane came in and led with me. She did an excellent job. She is a worshiper to the core. It was good to sing with her again.
  • We did a song we wrote and it seemed to go over real well. I’m my own worst critic. Robbie told me this week to start using some of my songs or to stop writing them. I guess it sounds harsh but he knows me real well. He knows how I struggle with using originals and he was trying to motivate me. It worked. I appreciate his support.
  • I met a bunch of new people today excited about getting involved in ministry. It really pumps me up. Especially the ones that don’t like the “style” of our church but understand the vision and why we do things. That really gets me excited, when people can lay down their preference and support the mission.
  • I saw a lot of old friends today as well. Some were in from out of town, some just haven’t been to church in a while, some from other churches that were visiting. It was fun to see some familiar, encouraging faces.
  • I have to mention Robbie’s teaching. He really is emerging as one of my all time favorite teachers (and I’m not just saying that for brownie points, I don’t need them). This weekend the bottom line of the message was, “Is Jesus enough?”. It really hit home for me. Interestingly enough, since Friday’s staff meeting where he spoke to us about this, and since I’ve been trying to walk this message out by faith, Jesus has “been enough” in areas where I really needed him. He has opened up doors of provision in areas I was concerned about. When we get to a place where we understand how great a Father we have, the more we can rest in his care.

Sunday Recap
  • not often am I moved by a sermon (sorry preachers, I’m a music guy) but today was one of those times.
  • got some really good footage of Danny sleeping on the futon in my office when I showed up this morning. He stayed the night.
  • the church continues to grow despite us. People are finding Jesus.
  • the worship team had fun today.
  • Gus, our media director, is really stepping up his game.
  • the cover of John Mayer’s “Say” went real well.
  • we had a new keyboard/mandolin player today. Adam was a great addition.
  • the services seem to be evening out as fas as energy and atmosphere. I don’t feel like one is significantly better than the others.
  • people are responding well to the series. They’re showing up for more on wed and coming back on the weekend to find out what’s next.
  • I feel like the staff is on the verge of going from a good team to a great team.

Sunday Recap

Here’s my mind dump from yesterday.

  • Personally, the day started a little rough but I was able to push through. Personal victory.
  • I love doing what I do. Today was no exception. It’s a good gig.
  • The band felt really tight today.
  • The house mix sounded exceptionally great today.
  • The cover of “Whatever it Takes” by Lifehouse was a home run.
  • I’m excited about getting new people involved in the Creative Arts ministry. The “rookies” did great today.
  • I was expecting this week to be a downer after Easter but I was wrong. God’s doing something.
  • I feel a deepened hunger for worship in the people and in the worship team.
  • This sermon series on marriage and relationships has the potential to be one of the best yet. huge need.
  • Robbie’s message was a grand slam. I heard people talking of how helpful and timely it was to them.
  • I love hearing the stories of people’s lives being changed. I don’t want to ever get numb to it.

There are plenty of challenges that arise throughout a weekend but I choose to focus on the positive, the things that really count. If I’m not careful, I’ll allow the few negative to outweigh all the positive God is doing.

Creative Chaos

Los at Ragamuffin Soul started “Creative Chaos” on Thursday’s. I thought I would jump in on it although I already posted some stuff earlier in the week. I really want to post some of the stuff coming up by I can’t ruin the surprise. Let’s just say I’m excited about the creative content for Palm Sunday and Easter.

Here’s what we did last week on the creative side;

1. We ripped Fee’s “O Happy Day” video to open the song. here’s the youtube version.

2. We covered Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” to support the sexual addiction theme of the day.

3. Besides that we used the usual roll in videos to the sermon and for what’s coming up next week.