Thursday, February 04, 2010

LXVI: Retreat Reflections

It's a little late coming, but I wanted to share some reflections from the 2010 NCC Leadership retreat. Some favorite moments:
  • Finding a brown banana on my desk (this is a long-running joke between Team D and the A Team)
  • Midnight discussions about whether or not we should write "DRAFT" as text or background on the Bible Reading Plan (the things you get concerned about at midnight)
  • Groove Lounge Promo- wow. Eye liner. Silver fingernail polish. Blue spiked hair. John Hasler. And people still went to the Groove Lounge.
  • Amanda Giobbi's "interview" with Mark Batterson.
  • John Hasler's book title suggestions for Pastor Joel.
  • Sacred Roads Route 66 spoof video (after years of making fun of people from the stage at leadership retreat, I should have known someone would be gunning for me some day...little did I know it would be the entire staff!)
  • Listing to Pastor Mark talk about vision and kneeling with 200 leaders to thank God for vision and provision.
  • Telling the Story of God, from Garden to City.
  • Watching Jeremy Sexton and Matt Ortiz and the production guys work magic to get our equipment back.
  • Watching our worship band lead with passion...both plugged and unplugged.
  • Praying with leaders to commission them for the coming year.
  • Reading Andy Pisciotti's newspaper masterpiece.
  • Getting snowed in and laughing until I hurt with some great leaders-- new and old.
  • Watching Jonathan Shradar and Amanda Giobbi doing their emcee thing.
I'm so thankful for our A Team- Dasha and Maegan- who did so much they must have had clones running around. And I'm thankful for our incredible Proteges who worked long hours to add awesome creative elements. I love the heart of our worship team and the sacrifice of our media and production teams. And I guess I've gotta be thankful for Chris Howell and John Hasler-- my Team D boys. It's so great to do life and ministry with such an awesome team!


At 7:33 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

ahhh the banana. Good times. Sounds like it was yet again another A-mazing retreat. Hearts.

At 1:34 AM, Anonymous オテモヤン said...


At 5:16 PM, Blogger said...

We want to see ANY video evidence!!


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