“Why Runks, Why” – July 9, 2010

Join me now for a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.”

-Recap of the first 3 camps of summer with:  Travis Avenue Baptist, Fort Worth Texas at Windemere Baptist camp, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri;   Camp Awesome at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas;  and All-Star Week with Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano Texas at Carolina Creek Christian Camp near Huntsville, Texas.

-Ridiculous 6 am flights on both ends of my first camp – not good for a night owl like me!

-2 weeks in a row with one of my favorite worship bands to work with, Branch.

-Talking with and ministering to several hurting students with a stories similar to mine.

-CrazyAmerican Idol knock-off late night with the most amazing Thriller dance routine ever! – Travis Idol.

-Water skiing for the first time in forever and sorta learning to wake board.

-Issuing an tube challenge to a boat driver and losing miserably!

-Quick 18 hour turnaround at home – doing laundry & putting it right back in the bag and sleeping a little.

-Running into one of my favorite seminary professors, Dr. Roy Fish, at the airport in Dallas.

-Camp Awesome absolutely living up to its name!

-3 of the CRAZIEST youth ministers I’ve ever met in my life all at Camp Awesome.

-Most intense session with a hurting teen I have ever had but it was productive & God was all over it.

-A ton of students getting saved the first night of All-Star Week!

-The most out of control, fun, and crazy painful game of water polo ever!

-Students meditating on specific scriptures during response time = powerful move of God!

-Students saved every week!

-Watching 15 students get baptized the last day of All-Star Week!

-And last but not least, a video of teenagers worshipping on the last night of All-Star Week.

I’ll never get used to this!!!

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“Why Runks, Why” – April 25, 2010

Join me now for a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.”

-Jesus > me Refuge 2010 • First Baptist Church, Portland, TX

-Working with my old friends Josh & Stacy McClary to help them resurrect the Student Ministry in their new church.

-another smaller event with lots of one on one time with more students.

-lots of unchurched teens and 2 of them giving their lives to Christ!

-After the worship and before I preached, Josh had the students come up, lay hands on me, pray for me, and for God to speak to them through me. I’ve never experienced that before and it was AWESOME!!

-A bonfire that required a bazillion feed sacks, enough diesel to run my truck for a week, a leaf blower, & 2 hours to get started!

-Josh transformed into an ice cream sundae. They were gonna do this to me but they couldn’t catch me!

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-And last but not least….. The most painful student ministry game I’ve ever seen!

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“Why Runks, Why” – April 18, 2010

Join me now for a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.”

-I’m Third DiscpleNow • Northview Baptist Church, Lewisville, TX

-Smallest event I’ve done in a while, 45 students, it was really nice to get spend more time with more students than usual.

-Working with my new friend, Nick Gainey, and the Nick Gainey band.

-3 Students giving their lives to Christ and many more coming home to make a fresh start.

-Staying in a hotel with a 24 hour starbucks!

-A highly inappropriate “proposition” from a drunk guy in the hotel lobby. –

-3 boxes of fiber bars and high school boys are not a good combination!

-I actually sang in a karoke contest.  In your worst nightmares you cannot imagine how bad that was!

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“Why Runks, Why” – April 12, 2010

Join me now for a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.”

– 3-Dnow • First Baptist Church • Allen, Texas

-Hanging out my my college buddy, Billy Baker, and getting to minister to his sons and their group.

-Ministering to several students dealing with incredibly difficult issues and plugging them into the help they need.

-Two meals at my favorite mexican food restaurant on planet earth within 14 hours, Uncle Julio’s!

-An absolutely awesome outpouring of God’s Spirit in the Saturday night service.

-Seeing an incredible amount of students come home to Jesus and turn away from tough sins in their lives.

-playing ridiculously stupid mystery games with a bunch of seniors… “are we in cahoots?”

-learning an incredibly dangerous game involving a pool table, a cue ball, and lots of running!

-Working with one of my favorite Bands: Branch -with the students at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, TX on Sunday morning.

-9 students trusting Jesus for the first time on Sunday morning!

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“Why Runks, Why” – March 21, 2010

Join me now for a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.”

-Freedom Weekend 2010 for Lifepointe church in Glen Carbon, IL.

-First DiscipleNow the church has ever had.

-It was really fun & funny watching the students and adults wrestle with the -new to them- Dnow lingo like food coordinator, host homes, and time-away cards.

-Spending more quality time with more students because of the smaller size of the group.

-Working with and getting to know the guys in the band The Great Romance.

-Working with students that don’t live in the “bible-belt.”

-Seeing several students and adults give their lives to Jesus!

-Getting ridiculously lost on a Starbucks run because of a lying Iphone gps and a girl that doesn’t know the difference between North and South!

-Reconnecting with my old friend Bobby Robbins.

-Working with Student Pastor, Kyle Parker, and his wife, Emily, who were both students at some of my events when they were teenagers.

-And last but not least… A perfect shot of a priceless youth ministry moment

 

 

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“Why Runks, Why”

One of my former interns, Dylan Hope, used to greet me when I came off stage with a funny little recap of my message he liked to call, “Why Runks, Why.” Sometimes it was serious, sometimes it was hilarious but it was always fun and every once in a while it was productive. So I’ve decided to bring a revamped version of “Why Runks, Why” to the Runks.com experience by expanding it from a recap of a few minutes on stage to a recap of my events and experiences on the road.

So join me now for the first installment of a little recap of my crazy life on the road I like to call, “Why Runks, Why.” – March 14, 2010

-Cross Training Weekend • First Baptist Church • West Memphis, AR

-Wanting to cancel and stay home with Nick after his car wreck last week.

-Going anyway because I knew God wanted me to.

-Ministering to two students dealing with some deeply painful junk and leading them from hopelessness to hope.

-Making a “quick” Starbucks run with the seniors that turned into a trip to another state and an encounter with a gangbanger fond of inappropriate gestures.

-Student Pastor Matt Neyman a.k.a. “Cracka Wit Attitude”

-Crosstraining man????

-Taking care of business with a quick trip to Graceland on the way to the airport.

-A bunch of teens getting saved!

-God moving powerfully. Students ministering to students in the most genuine way I think I’ve ever seen!

-Sharing with parents about Nick’s wreck and challenging them to love on their teens and never take them for granted.

I can’t wait to see what God does next week!!

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