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About three weeks ago we took some of our students from Two Cities Church to the Fresno Grizzlies baseball game. It was “Christian Fellowship Night” and “My Job Depends in Ag Night.”

During the game I was taking a lot of video on my Go Pro Hero 6 Black. Some kids took notice and eventually came up to us and excitedly asked, “Are you guys YouTubers?”

Josiah thought it was the best thing that ever happened to him.

Here are some highlights…

Volunteer Staff

July 26, 2013 — Leave a comment

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Before we began the journey of church-planting, Paul Haugen and I met with Steve Davidson, Co-Lead Pastor of Clovis Hills Community Church. I wanted to let him know that we appreciate the work he and Clovis Hills has done in our community and in many ways we “stand on the shoulders” of him and several other pastors in town who have paved the way for church-planting in our two cities. While picking his brain on the experience he had in church planting he told me to get as many qualified volunteer staff as possible to take on certain tasks and departments.

In that spirit and following my previous post Who is our Customer, I thought it would be fitting to introduce our volunteer staff at Two Cities Church. So here’s a snapshot of our volunteer staff positions. These are people who have decided they want to be a part of this to the point where they will put in extra time and use the talents they have to further the mission of leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. There are four main departments in terms of staff structure at Two Cities. Those are: Service Programming, Family Ministry, Group Life, and Ministry Services. Many of use wear multiple hats and in some cases, in multiple departments. Over the long haul that won’t work, but we will always be working to replace ourselves. In no particular order…

(the following pictures were taken from their twitter profiles, so that’s why paul looks like a little girl… lol)

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Paul Haugen, Service Programming Director [In 2014, Paul became a part-time staff member, while holding down two other jobs.]
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Erica Foster, Children’s Ministry Director, Waumba Land Director
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Erika Loach, UpStreet Director
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Chris Loach, Director of Ministry Services, UpStreet Large Group Coordinator, Student Ministry Director
@chrisloach

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Darren Grubel, Production Director, Media Director
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Thilani Grubel, Media Director, Production Vol. Coordinator, Graphic Designer
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Tim Douty, Music Director
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Jill Douty, Vocal Director
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Brian Weber, Guest Services Director
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I imagine that in the coming months we will discover amongst our team a great Group Life Director, team captains for many strategic service teams and lots of fantastic volunteers! The people listed above are just the volunteer STAFF, not all of the volunteers, but the ones specific asked to fill a role that in the future, may be full-time, part-time or contract work. Every one of these people has filled these rolls before at different churches,

[Last updated on July 11, 2014]

Family Photos

December 6, 2012 — Leave a comment

A couple of weeks ago we took some family pictures. It was a quick and great experience. The Photo Credit goes to Katie Nisbett Photography. Josiah is 3 and Brynn is 6-months in these pictures. Enjoy.

It’s a Party

July 4, 2012 — Leave a comment

We’re having a little gathering at our house this Sunday night.
Sunday, July 8th, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm.
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In case you didn’t get the email invitation, consider yourself invited now. We’re limiting our space to about 20 people, so please RSVP on our Facebook wall today! Here’s what we’re doing:

This Sunday, July 8th, we are hosting a viewing party to watch an online service of NorthPointOnline.tv. This is going to be streaming to our TV and will give a glimpse into what a service at Two Cities Church might be like. We are inviting friends, family and anyone who is interested in Two Cities to come over for some snacks, Q&A and to watch North Point Online together.

Children: bring your babies, please find childcare for your small children.

big announcement.

May 6, 2012 — 16 Comments

Three and half years ago Erica and I moved to Santa Rosa, Ca with our little dog Cooper. We moved for a few reasons.

A picture we took while visiting San Francisco 6 months before we moved to Santa Rosa, Ca.

I was coming out of a difficult situation and wounded.

We knew we needed to get out of town [Fresno/Clovis] to rebuild.
I knew I needed to learn from someone [Andy] who was working in the North Point model.
We knew that one day we would plant a church.
We did not know where.
We did not know how long we would be at New Vintage Church.
We said, “We’ll give it two years.”
Three and half years later we’re making the jump.
We’ve seen incredible moments of life-change.
We’ve been inspired by the stories of people like Chloe, Dennis, Heather, Donna, Jessica, Laura, and Jerry (to name a few).
But the story to put us over the edge was Lori.

We are so grateful to being a part of a place like New Vintage, where people like Lori can come from a completely Atheist background, walk in our doors, find a relationship with Jesus and be completely changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It’s incredible.
But when we watched her baptism video, all we could think of were the people in Fresno/Clovis that we love.
And the question sparked in our minds… “Who is reaching the people we love in our hometown?”

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? ” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I’ve heard it said that you plant a church “because you love people.”
Every time I’ve heard that, I’ve thought, “How can you love all people, unless your God?”
But now I understand that statement. It’s not just a general category of “people.”
It’s PEOPLE… as in specific NAMES.
And that’s why we’re planting Two Cities Church. [Facebook / Twitter]

So, Erica, Josiah, Baby Foster and myself are moving back to our hometown.
I realize there are probably tons of questions and I’ll be blogging about this adventure frequently.
Ask away.

P.S. Here’s a little post about when we moved to NVC and why.

 

 

I just found out that my wife is a huge backstreet boy fan.
How do I know?
A backstreet boy (B Rock) came out on stage at the Drive Conference and I thought she was going to pee her pants.
Here’s the video.

Josiah got his first haircut on Thursday.

Looking at Ruby's picture is what calmed him down.

 

 


Mini Van Nation

February 3, 2011 — 1 Comment

Have you heard of the Swagger Wagon?
I think it’s inevitable that one day Erica and I will own a mini van.
But Erica refuses.
I think this video is the closest thing to convincing her that I’ve come across so far.
Enjoy.

Would you or do you own a mini van?
Why or why not?

My Screaming Wife // 7

January 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

This isn’t a “traditional” My Screaming Wife post. But Kyle Nahas put this on my facebook wall and said it reminded him of Erica and myself. This is a plausible situation, that could happen to us.

Past My Screaming Wife Episodes
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My Screaming Wife // 6

January 12, 2011 — 3 Comments

As you heard about from my last post. Erica sometimes calls me frantic, because she’s scared. Well, in this episode of “my screaming wife” she called me again. I was off doing something work related, most likely a video shoot.

Here’s the call:

Micah: Hello?
Erica (crying and screaming): There’s something on our counter in the kitchen. It’s moving!
Micah: What is it?
Erica: I think it’s a rat!
Micah: Where are you?
Erica: I’m locked in our room and Josiah is in his room…. I can’t get to him!
Micah: Is he crying?
Erica: No, he’s asleep.
Micah: I’ll be right there.

When I got home, I opened the front door and looked at our counter. Nothing was there. I turned on the lights and didn’t see any sign of anything moving on our counter. So I opened our bedroom door and Erica was on the bed, shivering. She said, “Did you see it?!” “No, there’s nothing there,” I replied.

Then I looked at the counter from her angle and noticed a black mass. She said, “I still see it!” I walked out and picked up the mass, it was a glove. A black glove. There was no movement. There was no rat. Her imagination got the best of her and created a horrible creature. Everything was fine.

My Screaming Wife Past Episodes
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