Other Weekend Thoughts…and Beyond April 27, 2009 by Gilbert Leave a Comment Wow sorry I haven’t been able to blog as much this past week or so…things have been crazy. Many of you were following me on Facebook last week, so you’re at least partially in the loop. If you haven’t yet signed-up for a Facebook account it’s easy to do and an awesome way to keep up with all of your friends at United. Had a great trip to Orlando for the Exponential Conference at the First Baptist Church of Orlando. Got to spend time with a few other guys from our region, including Mike Schooley who started United back in 2005 before heading to New York to start his own church. Mike and I roomed together and every night after we’d turn the lights out we’d talk and dream about church stuff for a long time. I told him the last night I was going to miss our “Walton’s Family” chats. The worst part of the trip was when my good friend Chuck Frank had to fly home early because his wife, Tammy, fell and broke her ankle. Please keep them in prayer…it’s going to be a long recovery process and may still require more surgery. I got a ton of great ideas at the conference and can’t wait to try some of them out. The pic above is of their sanctuary. To try to give you some perspective, there were 3000 people at the conference and almost everyone sat on the floor level. Perhaps the highlight of week was the very last thing. Not only did Francis Chan deliever a great talk, but the intro that was given for him left everyone…including Francis saying wow! Got to meet Francis then at the airport that day and he was still talking about it. Was finally able to get the interview with Satan video online from the “Finding the One” message. To watch it, click here. Satan will be making another appearance this week as a part of the message about sex called, “It’s Business Time”. Seriously the entire Experience is something that is going to be talked about for a long time… …we have things in store for you that you just simply will have to be there to believe. For those that can’t make it, the number of downloads I’m sure is going to not just break but shatter every record we have. Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’m speaking for our denomination on how to reach the 18-35 crowd. Please say a quick prayer for me. Night!