Starting a few years ago, I began putting together enhanced CD’s using Flash. A few bluegrass bands and an occasional church used them … and now I’ve put one together for LifePoint. Be kind — it’s a work in progress. Click here. Please note: it’s a BIG file (~ 5MB). There is sound … so crank up the speakers. My apologies to the dial-up people. The file will load in your browser. Ignore the “exit” button — that’s only for the self-executing file.
One of the pleasant surprises about planting a new church has been the effectiveness of making contacts online. LifePoint has had over 80 people come to one of our gatherings; nearly half of them have been the result of an online contact. The primary source has been craigslist.org … a treasure of a website. Besides generating great leads, I’ve used craigslist to give away a riding lawn mower … There have been other effective sites as well, including MySpace and the San Diego Reader online. The people who troll many of these sites are the very types of people we are trying to reach. It’s a natural fit.
LifePoint had her first initial preview service last Sunday (July 17) and we had 47 people on hand. Not bad, considering we started on March 1 with 7 adults! We had original art on display, two worship leaders, a few videos and multimedia thingies, and I shared a few reasons why San Diego needs LifePoint. Many thanks to Lemon Grove Christian Church for allowing us the use of their chapel. It was a fun night and the entire environment just felt good.We’re also getting closer to announcing our grand opening location!
Ok, so I’ve been blogging on myspace as well as on LifePoint’s website. But … I figured everyone else has a hosted blog, why not me? It’s just another roadside amusement on the information superhighway. Two of my friends and a few strangers may happen along.