Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What Happens

What happens when you get 39 artists under the same roof?

Energy. Excitement. Creativity. Connections. Ideas. Insanity. Passion. Joy. Vulnerability. Conversation. And a little karaoke.

For a long time, Ryan and I have talked about the need to get all of the NCC artists in one place. We finally did that last night. I didn't really know what to expect. We invited about 30 people and told them to invite whoever might be interested. A couple things surprised me. First, about half a dozen of the folks showed up early. Since when are artists early? Second (and more importantly), we have a tremendous wealth of talent and potential amongst our people. Some of it was hidden from the NCC community until last night.

I don't really know where we go from here, but I want to continue creating environments where people can connect with one another, encourage one another, challenge one another, inspire one another, and hold each other accountable to steward the gifts that God has entrusted to them.


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