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Frank The Podcast

I was so pleasantly surprised to learn of this great little podcast called Frank the Podcast! It’s a humorous, fun and honest dialogue about faith, pop culture, real life and so much more. A couple of my buddies are hosts on the show, T.J. Hill and Darin McWatters. I think you’ll really enjoy this tasty little treat and it’ll keep you laughing through your week. I laugh so hard everytime I hear these cornballs. So awesome. Leave a comment and let me know if you listen and your favorite episode or quote.

ENJOY!

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National Worship Leaders Conference :: REDUCED PRICING!

This is going to be a great couple of days with a bunch of other Worship Leaders from all over the country. You’ll get to be led in song and teaching by Vicky Beeching, Matt Maher, Israel Houghton, Evan Wickham, Skip Heitzig, Jeremy Riddle and many others.

I’m in the process right now of trying to figure out how to get a group of my team here in AZ out to this event. The pricing through my code ‘BLOGGERBRIAN’ is really great. The airfare on Southwest Airlines from most cities to Albuquerque is pretty reasonable. Please be sure to use the Registration Form below to register and I would register ASAP. Leave a comment and let me know if you’re going to be there too!

Dates: June 15th-17th 2010

NATIONAL WORSHIP LEADERS CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Pricing only found here for Southwest Conference:

Individual = $200, Group of 3+ = $180 and Student Rate (Ages 15-19) = $150 :: all of these are per person

To Download the ‘Registration Form’ in a .PDF —-> NWLC 2010 registration form bloggerbrian

Derek Webb & Sandra McCracken :: Ticket Giveaway Contest

Arizona Friends….

My good buddies at Mission Community Church in Gilbert, AZ are doing a series of Grand Opening Concerts in conjunction with their new facility that just opened. They’ve got some AMAZING talent coming in the next 4 weekends and I’ve got tickets to give away to some of these concerts. I’ll be giving away tickets for the concerts on my blog. It’s pretty simple to enter…all you have to do is leave a comment saying, ‘GIVE ME THOSE TICKETS’ on the blog and you’ll be in the running for the free tickets.

This weeks concert and giveaway is for Saturday, April 10th @ 7pm with the AMAZING Derek Webb and Sandra McCracken.

(Derek Webb was the front guy for Caedmon’s Call and also recorded on the ‘City on a Hill’ records. AWESOME guy!)

I’ll announce the winner this Thursday and I’m giving a pack of 4 tickets away. Get your entry in and best of luck!!!

TO ENTER TO WIN TICKETS: Leave a comment on this blog post saying ‘GIVE ME THOSE TICKETS’ or something like that in the comment section. Make sure that your email is the correct email when you fill out the comment section, so that I can contact you if you are the winner!

Ready, Set, Go…….

Leprosy, India and Awakening…

Videos of the Cornerstone Chandler Team hanging with the Lepers:

One of the most powerful things in this video is at the very end as one of our Pastors, Jeff Gokee, gets in front of a camera to try and talk about what he had just experienced. I was overwhelmed as I watched my very strong, manly, passionate and truth speaking friend get lost for any words to speak. I love the picture and the brokenness in the last scene of the video. Brokenness is what we need to awaken a generation to actually do something for those in need. God, ‘break our hearts for what breaks Yours’!

The next video is an interview that Jeff did with Suresh and a Leper from the colony they were in. Watch her face as they chit chat about Leprosy and then watch her light up about the last question. The UNBELIEVABLE joy and hope for Jesus in desperate people is electrifying. I wept as I saw her ooze of joy for her Jesus. What a saint!

To have the kind of capacity for joy as an outcast from society, a woman shunned from normalcy, the lowest of the caste, ‘the untouchable’ just absolutely blows my mind. I could just sense the Spirit in me leaping for His love for her as I watched the video. I could feel Gods love for this woman and for these people in my heart. POWERFUL stuff! In the same breath I could sense God moving in me saying, ‘You MUST love people like her like I love them’!

To GIVE to Harvest India click the icon below:

What grabbed your attention most in this what you saw in this post? Leave a comment!!

King of Kings Skate Ministry

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A great day today! Golfing with a bunch of skaters, well, we golfed and they drove golf carts around and heckled us. It was a good time and a few of us from Cornerstone got the privillege of swinging the sticks to support these guys.

If you don’t know about their ministry…GET TO KNOW IT! If you have kids that skate make sure they know about them. These guys are studs and they are radically in love with Jesus. They’ve got one guy name, Brian Sumner, who is an internationally renown skater that is on the team. He road for Tony Hawk for the past 12 years. INCREDIBLE story of the rescue of God in his life. Here’s a video of Brian Sumner:

If you have a church – BOOK THEM – I promise you it will be a great event and students will get to see and meet these guys and they’ll speak about Jesus with intentionality.

Also, check out their new film called BURL FACTOR – it’s VERY WELL done.

BURL FACTOR Trailer 2 – VIDEO OUT NOW! from BWALL on Vimeo.

The Rhythm @ Cornerstone – Chandler, AZ

our community, Cornerstone, here in AZ has a real heartbeat to be apart of ‘reaching people nobody else is reaching’. we’ve got various ministries that we offer and do within the Phoenix Valley, but, i think what is about to launch in september on Thursday nights is going to be prolific.

we’ve had this sense for a while that we need to begin to dream about a post-college singles community (20’s to 30’s) that would provide a place of identity for this large group of people in the Phoenix Valley. we dreamt, prayed, thought about, talked about and now we’re gonna be about creating a place for these people.

right now, that we know of, we’re really not seeing a dedicated multi-generational, multi-ethnic church community that is rallying and focusing in on Single adults within the Phoenix Valley. the unique part about Cornerstone is that we do have a wide array of ages, socio-economic, faith journeys, denominational backgrounds, etc… within the larger umbrella here. but, i LOVE to see us being a group of leaders that are forward thinking in who we AREN’T reaching.

God has blessed us with an incredible guy named James Patterson who had a decent sized Singles ministry in Tampa, FL called 97 West and for whatever reason God has put the move on his families heart to move to this cactus stricken desert of Chandler, AZ to take this ministry on here. james and i have quickly become good friends, he’s just one of those kindred spirits.

we’re calling it The Rhythm and i love what james says about it: ‘it’s not just an event to attend, but, a movement to be a part of!’. i’m stoked to see what God could do with this thing and i think there is much to be said about what’s next.

right now, i’m kind of steering alongside james with my team the direction for the programming of the gathering times and community. we’ve got some KILLER stuff in the plans. just numerically in our community we have over 2,000 singles in our church and that’s just IN OUR CHURCH. hahaha. how many more in the Phoenix Valley that are longing for connection with Jesus and other people like them.

we couldn’t be more excited. the launch date is set for September 11th, 2008!