New Series @ Epic

31 12 2007

a2-dangerous-church-final-small.jpg2000 years ago God used twelve ordinary men to transform the world. Acts 2 tells their story and lays the blueprint for us today. We are called to be a dangerous people living fully devoted to God. Are you to ready to rise to the challenge?

Jan. 6 Unshakable Devotion
Jan. 13 Sacrificial Commitment
Jan. 20 Selfless Community
Jan. 27 Contagious Faith


Live the Adventure: Epic 2007 ReCap

31 12 2007

It’s was great to hear all the stories of how God moved in 2007 at Epic Church in worship yesterday. Here’s the Epic Church 2007 ReCap Video. What a great year!

God is good all the time!  All the time God is good!

This is Some Funny Stuff!

21 12 2007

For all of us who’ve said some funny stuff without knowing it. HILARIOUS!

Catalyst: The Iceberg

20 12 2007

iceberg.jpgIMAGE: “The iceberg represents your leadership. The 10% above the water represents your skill. The 90% below the water is your character. It’s what’s below the water that sinks the ship. Much of our influence comes from qualities we can’t see on the outside. It’s below the surface: self-discipline, emotional security, core values, and sense of identity.” Habitudes #1, Tim Elmore

SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:43-45

LEARNING: When I started Epic, I put all my energy in the field of “above the water line” skills that needed to be developed and tasks that needed to get done, Read the rest of this entry »

30/30: 10″Snow. Frustration. Determination.

17 12 2007

snow-day.jpgDetroit was hit with a huge blizzard Saturday Night and we awoke to a blanket of 10 inches of snow. Although many churches decided to close, Epic still met to worship Jesus Christ. The always inspiring Ray and Laura hauled the Epic trailer to Hart stopping along to pick up donuts. It really was good to gather and worship God, despite the weather. Everyone that gathered on Sunday came with a sense of determination to come together as the body of Christ regardless of what the world threw at us. It actually brought a sense of satisfaction to plow forward despite the weather.

Driving to church going 25 miles and hour as I bottomed out the axle of my Mystique in the snow, I kept thinking this is really a picture of life. Every one of us faces frustrations every single day. Read the rest of this entry »

Live the Adventure.

14 12 2007


God has done incredible things at Epic in 2007. We’ll look back at all God did in
2007 and look forward to all He is going to do in 2008.

Sunday, December 30, 10:30 AM, Hart Middle School, Rochester Hills

The Story of Us

12 12 2007

tim-kathy2.jpgA few weeks back I caught the movie “The Story of Us” (1999) on late night TV. It told the story of couple who had struggled through 15 years of marriage and were considering a divorce. I was overwhelmed by the honesty of the characters and the realistic portrayal of marriage in the film. Bruce Willis and Michele Pfeiffer were superb. It was so uncomfortably honest, you almost wanted to turn the channel.

I think if I would have seen it when I got married 16 years ago , I would have dismissed it and said “No way, that will never happen to Kathy and I, because we’re different. We’re in love.” What a bunch of baloney! Everyone couple says “They’re in love,” but love is so much deeper than a feeling. Feelings come and go and then come back again, but marriage is a unconditional commitment to an imperfect person. As I watched, I kept thinking that every other movie on love and marriage is an “unreal fantasy.” I think most movies portray an idyllic view of marriage that is unrealistic and unnormal. Marriage the greatest thing in the world and the most challenging thing all wrapped into one. It was truly the best movie I’ve ever seen on marriage and really gave Kathy and I some conversation points to talk about to improve our relationship.

After 16 years, I’m still so in love with Kathy and I’m still amazed that she actually picked me.