1). Song of the Day: Adelaine - ♫ Do or Die ♫
2). Blog Entry: Leaders Corner
- This past weekend was our Kids Fun Arts, and our Fine Arts for teens is coming up at the end of March. Both of these events focus on encouraging the use of ministry gifts in our young people. Several of our churches consistently ask me for help with people that can assist them in worship, especially in regard to music, video, and drama. Though our students may or may not be able to immediately help with these needs, as we enable them to explore these gifts in their lives we are making an investment in our future.
- Maybe you don't feel like you have the expertise to teach the students these gifts. I would encourage you to bring them to the events and let them experience the atmosphere for themselves. Many will begin to explore the arts on their own, and develop their gifts over time. Also, partner with your local school district. They have teachers and students they may want to assist you in the process and get involved as well.
- Today's culture of social networks and awesome technology is leading to incredible artistic expressions from our young people. The church needs to embrace this venture and help our students create new ways to market our churches and proclaim the message of truth. Even if it's not a gifting or passion of your own, please do not withhold these opportunities from your students.
3). Ministry of the Day: Nebraska Fine Arts - Check out this link for information on the celebration of the arts, March 30,31st in Kearney.
4). Link of the Day: Kids Fun Arts - Check out photos from our Fun Arts Festival this past Saturday (photos from Burwell will be posted next week)
5). Quote of the Day: 'Metaphor is a way of thought long before it is a way with words.' - James Geary, I is an Other
6). Miscellaneous: Today is National Leap Day. It is also the birthday of Pope Paul III from 1468. Finally, it is the anniversary of the day that the great comic Family Circus made it's debut in 1960.
Pastor Jim, from Sidney, with Captain Commission at Fun Arts, Feb 25th