Monday Miscellaneous

- Crazy, but amazing weekend! We wrapped up our "Heroes" series with a lesson about the men who brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus. In addition to our usual jh program, we were giving "checkbook tours" of the Refinery before and after every service. Additionally we hosted our end-of-the-school year volunteer appreciation BBQ. So needless to say things were a bit hectic.

- Saw Kung-Fu Panda with my family over the weekend. I gotta say, I think it is one of the more enjoyable animated films I've ever seen. Just dumb, silly humor.

- As of last week, our junior high ministry officially has ZERO interns for the first time in about 5 years. In the past we've had as many as five at a time so this feels fairly foreign. If you know anybody who would be interested in a two year internship, pass them my way!

- Not sure the Lakers can come back from an 0-2 start to the series. Because of how both teams have played in the playoffs, I honestly thought the Lakers would take the championship easily.

- Had a really nasty hotel experience last night: I arrived to my room at about 1:30 a.m. only to find that the bed had been made but sheets not cleaned....dirty, hairy, totally gross. There was no housekeeping available at that hour so the front desk handed me a set of clean sheets and pillow cases so I could change them myself. Truly a disgusting scene.


Josh Turner said...


Hey Kurt I just wanted to say thanks for how much you have helped me in ministry. I am JH Pastor at a church in Jacksonville FL and pretty much learned everything regarding JH ministry from you. This is my first job in ministry and I have the privalage of being at a church with about 7500 members and a ton of middle schoolers, my Pastor actually just spoke at Saddleback's Purpose Driven Conference (Stovall Weems)....I just wanted to say thanks and hopefully I will get to meet you soon because I might be coming out to Saddleback with Joby Martin and Ryan Stone...Anyway thanks man you have really helped me in ministry and I know you probably don't hear it all the time, but there is a middle school ministry in Jacksonville FL that is growing like wildfire because of you and the stuff that you have put out.....If you are ever up for helping out a new middle school pastor that is in way over is head I am your man. We are getting ready to start small groups for the first time ever and we have about 300 students so if you have any advice I would appreciate it.

Josh Turner

Ryan K. said...

-Just wanted to pass on some encouragement to you. I'm the junior high director at my church in Grand Rapids, Mich and we started small groups this year and it is by far the biggest hit we've done. Our kids and leaders are pumped about it. Our group is about 50 kids and we did them in various homes...some awesome ministry happened. God put you in that leadership because you are equipped and gifted to do it - now go have some fun!

-Ryan K.

ps. Hi Kurt!

Mike Conner said...

Hey Kurt, can't believe you would doubt the Celtics! Go Green!!!!!