Today is Bunsen Burner Day.
It is also the birthday of Tim Lillard (youth pastor in Norfolk, NE), a distinction he shares with Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer from 1685.
Finally, it is the anniversary of Shannon and Jayma Smay (youth pastors in Omaha, NE), a distinction they share with the day the NCAA was established in 1906.
1). Life Lessons - Overcommunicate
Last week we held our annual Fine Arts Festival in Hastings. Our main contact was the youth pastor. At the last minute, he and his family had to take a trip out of state the week prior to the event. Though the event was wonderful and the church was a very gracious host, there were a few items that would have been a little more organized if I would have over communicated to ensure we were all on the same page. This weekend we held a Children's Leaders Training in Lincoln that was well attended by several churches in Eastern, NE. I sent out many notices through emails and other means to let people know of a slight change in the location of the meeting which we were notified about shortly prior to the scheduled event. The day before the training, I emailed a few people who had confirmed their spot with individual emails to me. One particular guest thanked me for the personal note because he hadn't seen any of the other communication pieces. LIFE LESSON - Overcommunicate - don't assume everyone saw everything.
2). Ministry of the Day: BGMC - Help kids develop a heart for missions by challenging them to collect change for the Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge
3). Song of the Day: Newsboys - We Believe
4). Quote of the Day: 'Americans never quit.' - Douglas MacArthur
5). Movie of the Day: Disney's Tree of Life comes to Life
6). Link of the Day: Coursera - Take the world's best courses online for free
Human Videos at NE Fine Arts, March 22nd, Hastings, NE