Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
I love this song from Jonah33. It's called "This is it (You Instead of Me).
Because I’m playing for keeps this time around
I’m in too deep
To think about falling down
And giving up again
I want to live each day just like
It was my last chance to prove
You’re all I have
And that is all I need
This is it—it’s what we’re waiting for!
This is it—it’s all we’re fighting for!
I finally get a chance to show the world
What You have done for me
So let this moment be
You instead of me.
Tired and bruised—every broken bone
Reminds me that I’m far from home
And these scars remind me who I am
But You’re the one
the Reason that I run
And I won’t stop until You’re done
You’re the only hope I have
I’ve counted the cost and I know
Everything that matters is
Everything worth fighting for
What are you struggling with?
What are you fighting for?
What are you living for?
This song reminds me that it's worth it! Reminds me to play for keeps...no do overs. And the reason I run, fight, play for keeps is Jesus Christ my Master and Commander, Captain of the Guard, High and Mighty King of the Angel Armies. Who wants to complete the good work He's started in me! Amen.
Posted by CoachZ at 10:47 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
If you or someone you know has a passion for discipling college-aged guys, please read on! Help spread the word...this is a great opportunity to learn hands-on what "doing life" in community looks like.
We need your help in hiring 2 new house leaders (HL) for Alpha Academy, a SLO mentoring/discipleship program.
Our current HLs are approaching the end of their one-year commitment. They have been great and are moving on to God's next call on their life.
The HLs are mentors and disciplers to our students (2-5 men) who are usually guys 18-22 years old. They need to have a heart for one on one relationships. They need to be patient and strong enough to lead the students in responsibilities and enforce discipline when needed. (Handyman, ag, and construction experience is a plus but not required.)
They need to be mature men in Christ, be realists in working with guys who are seeking to learn and grow and get a plan for their lives. Often our HLs have come through their own struggles and can relate well to what our students are going through.
Our 2 house leaders are responsible for Alpha Academy from 5 PM to 8 AM weeknights and Saturday and Sunday all day. They split the days and evenings- each responsible for half the days. They can trade as needed. They are also involved in our dog kennel operation.
These are usually early 20's guys just graduated from Cal Poly although we have had some who were finishing classes at Poly too. They can have other 8-5 job or class commitments.
- Making a real difference in students' lives
- Free room and meals at the Ranch. (The Ranch is NOT remote. It is by SLO Airport)
- $200 per month
- HL's receive one-on-one mentoring to develop personal growth and leadership.
This job is great for someone who has just graduated and wants to stay in SLO.
Please let me know of any potential folks you can think of. Call Christian or Jack at 805-506-0433. Thanks!
Posted by xn at 1:39 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Marrieds vs. Singles Basketball
I just got back from the game(s) and they were fun. There were twice as many Single guys as Married so that made for a change in plans. We ended up going tournament style. Winningest Married team (2 teams) vs. winningest Singles team (4 teams). It was a little chaotic but it worked out.
Final score: Singles 15 to Marrieds 7...sorry Marrieds looks like Single guys have bragging rights. Here were the men that played the championship game (sorry if I misspell):
Aaron Nesper (wins award for most banged up!)
Thanks to EVERYONE who played not just these guys. Special thanks to Jason "Schmitty" Schmidt...who played with a cold and Chris Warren both these guys helped put some organization to the games.
The game was close for so long with Marrieds looking like they were gonna take the title again. Then the Single guys decided to steal the ball ever chance they got with some aggressive play. When the Marrieds were down Chris Warren tried to pull a Michael Jordan and was doing a great job bringing some hope to the Marrieds. But in the end youth was served! Good job Single men!
Thanks to all you men that competed...it was great to see so many men having a good time...at church!
Some of you might ask why we compete...isn't that unspiritual? I would answer you that I believe we as men were designed to compete, to answer the call, to work hard after a goal. These events are for men a metaphor for how we should live the Christian life! The Bible continually exhorts us to run the race, to fight the good fight, to finish well. We want to celebrate that in the men at CalvarySLO and ask you as men to compete even harder for the Kingdom of God!
I pray that the fire in your bellies, the competitive drive that you have would not diminish but would be turned for the advancement of the Kingdom. Figure out what God's call in your life is and GO FOR IT! Go for it like there is a crown at the end even higher than bragging rights here on earth, as cool as that is. Amen!
Until next time Single men! Next game: Ultimate Frisbee?
-Patrick (aka CoachZ)
PS - Don't forget to sign up for the Men's Advance...we'll have 5+ hours of free time and a grassy area at the camp to compete against each other again! Sign up by Apr 9th to save yourself $10!
Posted by CoachZ at 3:39 PM
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Are you Advancing or Retreating in your walk? Join us as we learn what Paul meant when he said Imitate me as I also imitate Christ (1 Cor 11:1). Oh we are gonna have a great time too!
Sign up by April 9th and you'll pay less. No sign ups after April 23rd. Get a registration form and more information at Church on Sunday or from the Church office.
Look forward to learning together through interactive learning times with your Elder or KingdomBuilders leader, 5-6 hours of free time, great food from Franks and Rib Line, and an awesome Saturday night service under the stars!
Here are a couple of pictures of maps that the park sent me:
Camp Redondo Vista, E Loop
Posted by CoachZ at 12:57 PM
Monday, March 20, 2006
Welcome to the CalvarySLO KingdomBuilders blog. Here you can find what's on our minds as well as events and dates of interest.If you have no idea what CalvarySLO KingdomBuilders is it's our Men's Ministry and here is a quick blurb about us:
Calling and equipping men who will boldly build God’s Kingdom.
Do you have what it takes to be a KingdomBuilder? Like the Apostle Paul who sacrificed everything and endured hardship to further the cause of Christ? Or like Jesus, “who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:2b) Do you want to strive after their example? Then join us, here’s how:
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Prov 27:17) As Kenny Luck wrote in Every Man God’s Man, “Men become men in the company of other men.” We agree! So we offer both discipleship and small group opportunities where you will sharpen others and be sharpened by them as well.
We have a new option opening up in the next year called igKnight. It’s all about Biblical Manhood Discipleship. Coming soon!
WORSHIP THROUGH SERVICE (WtF)
Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10) Men generally aren’t super comfortable singing out loud. Good news…worship is not meant to only be singing. We offer opportunities for men to use their gifts and talents as worship for the Lord. Look for opportunities to serve our church, our community, and the world in the bulletin and during announcements.
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy. (Job 8:21) Most men like to work hard, but love to play even harder. So we offer events that are fun, competitive, and challenge you to follow hard after God. We have an annual Men’s Advance (not retreat), Conference (BBQ, Sports, Worship, and Word), and sometimes the married men challenge the singe men to some friendly competition.
Posted by CoachZ at 5:03 PM