Oh man! What a day for the Xbox 360! Project Natal looks astounding, and the 360 also gets Facebook and Twitter? If they would just add Hulu and some type of blog reader and I’ll never go on the internet or watch cable again.
Our faithful Xbox 360 has crossed the 26,000 gamerscore mark tonight – the plateau from this fall/winter has been broken and we’re totally back in the game.
Some of you were there when our family decided to give up our Xbox 360 in the home for a year. We’re painfully 6 months in, and surviving OK I guess? I got a chance this week to play through a few levels of Gears of War 2 with Jake after hours at the conference, but that wasn’t nearly enough to keep me from really missing it. Here’s what I would be playing if I had my Xbox 360 back tomorrow:
My Xbox 360 blog even quit 132 days ago …
Fact: This article is made up of short sentences.
Fact: Volunteers are the key to this whole thing.
Fact: Time management isn’t your strong suit.
Fact: Success in youth ministry is way, way more than increased attendance.
Fact: It will never all be “done” when you go to sleep at night.
Fact: Email is dead. Consider texting . . . for now.
Fact: Your capacity increases when you delegate the important things to your volunteer team.
Fact: Your video game console misses you.
Fact: So does your spouse.
Fact: You have very little to do with your youth ministry’s success.
Fact: Relying on the power of God is the most important.
Fact: You will always want a larger youth ministry budget.
Fact: The church you envy down the road is full of challenges, too.
Fact: You are a minister to adult volunteers as much as you are a minister to students.
Fact: You always pad your numbers when talking about your group to other youth pastors.
In the next week or so, I’ll be compiling MTDB’s Best of 2008 youth ministry awards (see 2007 here). Here’s what I’ve got for categories so far, add a few more ideas in the comments to join in on the fun: