Monday, January 28, 2008

Impromptu website assignment

In my BUS 301 class, our professor gave us an group assignment in class, to come up with a new type of scooter, and how to build a website to market this product. This scooter is aimed to kids aged 8-12. We had to come up with a web design, keyword advertising, name development, how to track visitors, and a web traffic plan.

As a group, we decided to have a video on our opening page, of well known extreme sport athlete doing different tricks. The product endorsement would be from well known extreme sports heroes like Tony Hawk, Stephen Murray, Justin Miller, Travis Rice, Gretchen Bleiler, Jake Brown, and Robbie Madison. There would also be an option for kids to design their own scooter, and offer popular designs from popular shows, cartoons, and movies, such as Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Bratz, Jimmy Neutron, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc.

Our keyword advertising would be: scooter, razor, extreme sports, sport heroes.

Search engines: We would use Google and Ask Jeeves.

We would use banner advertising on extreme sport websites, skateboarding websites, kids websites, family websites.

Any other suggestions on how to draw more people to our scooter website? All outside input is appreciated!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

This weekend with The Journey

To all young adults (ages 18 to 29) in the Inland Empire............
This Friday, at Fuel: Merle Aaker, the father of Centerpoint Church's Pastor Dane Aaker, will be speaking about prayer. He has much wisdom to offer to all of us. Afterwards, we will be breaking off into our small groups for prayer. For more information, visit The Journey's website, or come join us at Centerpoint Church for worship and fellowship at 7pm. Or come by at 6pm for dinner!
This Sunday, at Centerpoint Church: Join us for church in the Sanctuary at 8, 9:15, or 10:30 for worship and Pastor Dane's live sermon . Or come by The Service @ 10:35 in the Student Ministries Building, for worship and Pastor Dane's message on video! In between services, there will be a table set up for The Journey with information about the group, and Leaders will be available to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Storyline Challenge

Every month, our Young Adult Pastor has a "challenge" for the all the members. The challenges are to help members get better about reading our bibles, and to become more immersed in The Word. These challenges are designed to help us become better acquainted with what is written in the Bible. The challenge for 2008, is the "Storyline Challenge", which is to read the 13 books that tell the story of the Bible from Creation to the Church. The challenge began on Friday, January 19, and continues throughout the year. The idea is to read one chapter a day. To get more info about the challenge, go to either The Journey's MySpace page at or the website,

Friday, January 18, 2008

Come visit us at Fuel!

Everyone is welcome! We have our young adult worship group every Friday, at 7pm. It is a group of 18-20somethings, that are searching for a closer relationship with God. Our attendance usually ranges from 10-25. It's a small, intimate gathering, in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. We meet for dinner and fellowship at 6pm. Worship starts at 7, then depending on what our Young Adult Pastor has scheduled, we either hear a message from one of our teachers (or a guest speaker), or break into small groups to discuss the Bible, and answer questions that are given to us in our bulletins. (Some weeks we have the message first, other weeks we have small groups first.) Either way, we learn more about God. If you are 18-29, live in the Inland Empire, and are interested in joining us, check out Centerpoint Church Colton's website, or The Journey's website (which are both linked to the right) for location information. We would love to see you there!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Business Communications Class

Today, in class, my professor emphasized how important communication is for any group leader. The one concept that stood out in my mind, was the "Leadership Dimensions of Communications", which:
1. Builds Teams
2. Enables leaders to- share the vision, empower people to reach the vision, instill trust, solicit feedback (active listening), to learn daily, never being afraid to say "I don't know"

I think that this idea is essential for anybody in a leadership position. This is especially important to all of the leaders for The Journey. Our goal is to "Be the Difference" in our communities. The only way we can do that, is to set an example for all of our members. We need to share our vision with everyone in the group, and let them know that they can come to us for anything: prayer, guidance, and questions. As followers of Jesus, we are always learning new things. The most important thing, is for all Journey Leaders is to never be afraid to say "I don't know". We are not perfect, and it's okay to let others know that we don't know everything, and to lead members of the Journey to seek knowledge from the Bible, and to ask other individuals that are more knowledgeable than we are.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Taking my "job" seriously

Once it was decided that I was the PR Liaison for The Journey, I sat down with our Young Adult Pastor, and we brainstormed on different ideas to create excitement about the group. The first thing we have planned, is to set up a table outside of our church on Sundays, and have information and brochures available to anyone who has questions about The Journey. The table is going to be set up on the last Sunday of every month. There will be 1-3 Journey Leaders available to answer any questions, and we will have two different brochures: one that explains what The Journey is, and one that offers different small groups and venues that people can join to become more involved. We'll also try to show pictures and videos of different Journey gatherings, so people can see all the things that we do together in fellowship. I'm really looking forward to this "job", because I had been wanting to get more involved in the group. I know that God has lead me in the right direction, and I look forward to more adventures along the path He has chosen for me.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New recruit

I have been involved in The Journey (Centerpoint Church's Young Adult Group) since December of 2005. As of June of 2007, I became one of the group's leaders. My title ws never decided, because I needed to sit down with our Young Adult Pastor, and decide what exactly my duties were as a leader. Each leader has a different job, and serves a different purpose. As of last night, my title was established. I was "promoted" to Public Relations Liaison, which basically means that I come up with new ways to "market" our group to existing members as well as any potential members. One of my duties is to implement new methods of creating excitement about our group, and help existing members continue to make a difference in their own lives, and the lives of others. I'm glad to finally know what is expected of me, and where God wants me to be.