What have you been doing during the summer?

Ok, so yes I haven’t been blogging regularly and have been really trying to take the summer easy.
At work however, we have been quite busy working with so many different things. One of these things that gets SUPER busy during the summer is preparing for the new season of the TENBEFORE. (yes I said season). Kim, my new assistant, has made these gorgeous boards that help us make sense of THREE campuses and what happens Ten Minutes before the service starts. The guys have been working hard on updating the brand, making promo’s for upcoming series, writing commercials that lead people to specific ministries, and highlighting some of our worship leaders. After it runs on Sundays it then goes to the web in case people missed it.

We REALLY wanted to take announcements OUT of the service and keep that time to more of a welcome. It is still evolving and changing and by no means perfect. For us though, we want people to lean in and get engaged when it starts.

Click HERE and here for a sample of what we did in the spring.
Below is what is coming up with the information we have. Don’t think for a second it doesn’t change.

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Where do you put your announcements?

Letters to the Next President

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We are beginning a new series on June 29th at North Point and it promises to be one that generates a lot of questions. We wanted to get people involved no matter what political view point they had so, we created a website where people can write a letter to the next president no matter WHO it will be. You are not writing to a candidate but to the next president.

Don’t forget to check out the promo. It’s always fun to have Andy involved and we had a great time recreating the White House press room – IN ONE DAY!!!. North American Mission Board is right next door to North Point so we were able to get the flags. We rented the blue drape. Then Matt from the media team sketched out a fun version of the white house but with a little spin. Make sure you see it! Podium is courtesy of Alpharetta Baptist Church.

This series promises to be a good one and we are really excited about it. Stay tuned…

Micah Stevens and EVERYTHING North Point Production

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Ok, so Hell has frozen over and Micah Stevens has a blog. It has actually been going on for about 2 months now but I think it is known only to a few. So, I am giving a shout out to Micah Stevens. If my team is everything video, creative packaging, product development, pre and post production for North Point’s services, then Micah’s team is EVERYTHING live. Audio, lights, stage design, technical, live video and problem solving multi-campuses. He is a stud, his team is a bunch of studs and he needs to be on your blogroll.
So there!

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Getting ready for DRIVE ’08!!!!!

Ok Folks… we’re ready.
For those of you who are going… and I want to hear from each and every one of you, it’s gonna be incredible, fun, crazy, engaging, helpful, and out of this world!!

The whole staff has been working really hard to get ready for the arrival of over 2300 people for Drive.
One of the coolest parts is that we get to have ALL campuses involved with the production instead of meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays and then saying goodbye.
Here are many of the people on the production and media staff from all three campuses…

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Josh and Katie Peters (from Buckhead). Katie is SPD assistant at Buckhead and Josh is the Video Director.
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A shot of the stage, sorta. It’s wicked cool.

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Los, (SPD Director at Buckhead) backstage.
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Adam Dukes – Media Team at North Point. He is getting Sunday’s TenBefore ready to go.

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Tyler (Browns Bridge Service Programming Director) at the helm of Drive. He is producing and keeping us all in line!

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Big Micah (Production Director at North Point) yelling at me “I need videos Brad!”

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Mike Davis – Graphic Designer on the Media Team.

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Matt Gibson – Video Producer and all things moving on screens with the media department.

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Dave Blakeslee – Assocociate Media Director in his editing suite sleeping on the job!
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Left to right – Chris Briley (Browns Bridge Production Director), Julie Arnold (Service Programming Director at North Point and my BOSS), Dave Stagl (Audio Director at North Point), and Micah.
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Camera Volunteers and the Video Director at North Point, the one the only, Chip Barber!!

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Reid Greven (music extradanaire) at North Point! On stage behind the computer. He will be playing the keys for the conference by the way!

Please make sure if you see me, say a big hello.
Looking forward to seeing TransitionPete and Mike Brennan and hopefully more!
Cya Monday.