2007 AMI Leadership Summit

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

I am pretty excited about the AMI leadership summit, which will hosted by Acts Community Church in New Jersey. Some of the leadership team in HMCC will be joining me this weekend. I am leaving today to meet up with the Trans-local Team (TLT) before the whole conference starts on Thursday night.

I am looking forward to this conference for a several reasons:

1) Christina will be going with me. I always love it when she is able to come out to these kinds of meetings with me – learning together does wonders for a marriage.

2) We will have Reggie McNeil as one of our guest speakers. He wrote the popular book, “The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church”. We can always learn something from people who are on the cutting edge of ministry.

3) I will be able to reconnect with like-minded people and also develop new friendships and relationships. We will have many new guests around the world that will be joining us at this summit.

I will try to update all of you throughout the conference.

Da Bulls vs. Dee-troit

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

Some of the guys in our church were able to snag some playoff tickets and invited me to come join them. Now in retrospect, I think they wanted to humble me since they know that I am a Bulls fan.

One of them even mentioned that they had a Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordon retro jersey… which he gladly and willingly allowed me to wear.

I should have known better.

As soon as we parked the car and were walking into the arena, people were swearing at me – all because of my jersey. Even as we were walking into the arena trying to find our seats, people were snickering at me.

I told these guys – “I feel a sermon illustration coming!”

I realized that it was either stupidity or my dedication and commitment to Chicago sports teams that caused me to wear the jersey in hostile territory. It is a little bit like what life is like when we have to live out the Christian faith in a hostile world. I told the guys that I might be a martyr by the end of the game! :-)

It was a sad night since the Bulls lost by the score of 108-87. On the positive side of things, the Bulls are slowing improving from Game 1.

As we were filing out of the arena, I was thinking that I was safe since the Bulls lost but I was verbally accosted again – man, Detroit… where’s the love?! Just wait until Detroit plays in Chicago.
 
 
 
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  The intro for the game was pretty “hot” – we could literally feel the heat from the flames!
 
 
 
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  Only Jesus can bring people together.
 
 
 
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  Props to the boys that know how to bless their pastor.

Just Chillin’

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Values

It was a crazy weekend with everything that was going on in church and in family life. But I had some time to chill with the family in between some of the various events and meetings.

Sometimes it is these moments without a clear purpose or agenda that people remember the most – especially the significant and important people in your life.
 
 
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  I was not checking e-mail on my PDA phone – I was surrendering it to the Lord :-)