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Creative Chaos (7)

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In partnership with, here is another week of Creative Chaos. Be sure to visit Los’ blog for the rest of the Creative Guru’s idea’s.

Let’s see, I’ll call this, A Face In The Crowd

A couple years ago, while volunteering for a youth ministry, we decided to do a project to see how our students would treat a new kid. Here’s how it went down: (side note: our youth on sunday night consists of anywhere from 300-600 kids, which is held in a I believe 20,000 sq.ft. building with arcades, a skate park, basketball, bungee/rope swing, cafe, water bar, video games. just so you know the type of environment we’re working with)

We had one of our friends, a freshman in college, secretly come into our youth group on sunday night and hang out for a few weeks. Through those three weeks he would walk around, play some video games, sit by himself, and basically do anything that the other kids were doing. The basic concept here was to see how our students responded to someone new. Some questions we were trying to answer were this:

  • Would they talk to him?
  • Would they make him feel welcomed?
  • Would they make fun of him?
  • As christians were we reaching out to students who had never been to our group before, or just letting them come and feel unwelcomed?
  • The results were sad really.

  • Very little did anyone talk to him.(not to say nobody did, but not very many at all.)
  • He sat by himself during service time.
  • He by no means felt welcomed by the students of the program, and not so much by the leaders either that didn’t know.
  • Though the experiment featured sad results, the results were also very beneficial to the youth program as a whole.

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    May 8, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Blogger Small Group Rules/Guidlelines

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    Here are the Instructions:

  • Each Wednesday here at Run’n Like A Vagabond, Jeff(Consuming Worship) and I will release the scripture’s that we will study in the upcoming week.
  • The following Tuesday(6 days later) on your own blog you need to post a blog entry going through each scripture and discussing what you discovered and learned from each verse(CLICK HERE FOR AN EXAMPLE)
  • Once posted, you will need to be sure that you post a link, linking all of your readers back over to here, Run’n Like A Vagabond.
  • You will then need to come back here and post your name linking your website to the Small Group Blog Entry.(If you’ve ever participated in a Creative Chaos at Ragamuffinsoul, it will be set up similar. If not, then check it out HERE)

    From there, it’s up to you, the reader/small group member, to read other small group member’s blogs and discuss their views with them. It’s our job to build the community of Jesus, even as purely bloggers. Please invite your friends to join us. But also, please be committed. Let’s grow.

    If you have any questions, ask now. Or if you have any suggestions, also, please suggest.

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    April 17, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Worship Red Rover (Logo Voting Continued)

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    There is a great discussion going on that I would like for all of my readers to take part in if you would. My fellow blogger Carlos Whittaker has continued the discussion, by form of a game of Red Rover, on worship originally started by Anne. Carlos has brought up a few great questions:

    Question One: What do you see the purpose of a church weekend gathering is?

    Question Two: Do you believe God can engage a persons heart in a weekend service where there is a goal to help manifest this through musical worship, production, creative video elements?

    So take a moment, play some Red Rover, and go over THERE, and join in the discussion.

    Don’t forget to VOTE HERE for which logo you like(if either). Feedback for the church plant is important. We appreciate your opinions.

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    April 14, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Creative Chaos (3)

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    My weekly paragraph of Chaos through Creativity, partnering with Ragamuffinsoul.

    When I used to attended CommonWay Church, one of the really cool things the worship team would do is have “percussion” worship. Basically meaning, only percussion instruments allowed. Some of the percussion instruments used were:
    -Drum set

    There were many more, however to be honest, lots of them I have NO clue what they were. It was a very cool worship experience. Very broken down. Lots of the time the main instrument you could hear were the voices of the people. That alone sent chills down your back.


    UPDATE: I participated in Creative Chaos, but incorrectly this week(sorry Carlos).

    Here is my 2nd submission for Creative Chaos…

    This week Carlos went a different direction with CC. Carlos decided to post the question,

    Q: “Where do you go to find your personal creativity”.
    A: (1)My place of personal creativity is found in two main places. My number one place would be my couch with the curtains open, staring out the windows. I find that being able to see one of God’s most beautiful creations clears my head and allows me to create.
    A: (2)My second place of creativeness would be Panera. It’s a place I go when I want to watch people. Watching people can be something interesting. However, I feel that it allows me to create something not tangible. It allows me to create/form my heart for people more. I find that when I leave Panera, my prayers are intense with brokenness.

    Be sure to check out what others created at, and share with all everyone where you go for personal creativity.


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    April 10, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Creative Chaos (2)

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    Something new this week for me. It’s called Creative Chaos, hosted by Ragamuffinsoul. Be sure to check out the sweet concept of Creative Chaos. Also be sure to check out all of the links, on Ragamuffinsoul, of what our other blogging friends did for Creative Chaos. Here’s mine.

    If your church or small group did something creative recently be sure to join in on Ragamuffinsoul and share with the rest of us nerdy bloggers.

    What do you think?



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    April 3, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Good Friday Service from RagaMuffinSoul

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    On a blog I read daily, Ragamuffinsoul, Carlos Whittaker has a video that he posted up from their service there at Buckhead Church on Good Friday.

    Buckhead Church Logo

    Please go HERE and watch the video.
    VERY powerful stuff.

    They’re right, It Is Finished.


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    March 28, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Posted in Church, Ragamuffinsoul Tourney Challenge.

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    I guess people ACTUALLY do read my blog…

    Hmm? Sorry Lori. =/

    So to all of you who do read my blog, this is my apology for my lack-there-of posts. I will try my hardest to get back in my routine. Busy weekend….I know, I know….no excuse. I will do better, promise.

    Anyhow, tomorrow I will write a worthy post for everyone. For now I will just stick with what is on everyone’s mind. NCAA Tournament…and no, NOT the women’s.

    No more waiting…here is my Final Four teams:

    Now don’t just go and copy my teams to beat me. I know they’re right, but still, be original. If original is being wrong for you, then be wrong.
    Anyhow, if you’re interested in a pool, I would suggest that you join Mr Los Whittaker’s challenge mentioned on his blog; Ragamuffinsoul.
    For now…I’m going to bed.

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    March 18, 2008 at 2:32 am

    Posted in Ragamuffinsoul, Sports