Posted by Ray Majoran
This blog entry is part of a series of posts taking place over a 3-day period. Journey with us as we head down to South Carolina to assist First Assembly of God (Georgetown, SC) with their branding and creative strategy. First Assembly of God was the winner of a $25,000 Branding Scholarship handed out last year at Catalyst East.
We began our day by eating a hearty South Carolina breakfast... bacon, omelets, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, waffles, toast, etc. etc.... You know, all the usual stuff that you have for breakfast every morning. :) Once we were able to pick ourselves up out of our chairs, we proceeded to drive to the church.
As soon as we arrived the front door, we were warmly greeted by the GFA staff – Pastor David Hoskins, Pastor Steve Mueller, Mindy Harrelson and Lisa Altman. Upon getting situated in the church, Dave opened us up in prayer and we proceeded to run through the agenda for the day and all that we hoped to accomplish. The day was amazing – we were able to speak openly and candidly with one another in regard to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the church. We reviewed branding questionnaires, walked through print and web strategies, and even had some time at the end to do some hands-on training in AdvancedMinistry – the web platform that we will be leveraging to run the new church website.
Coming out of the meeting, Brian, Mark and I couldn't stop talking about how blessed we were that God would enable our team to a part of the amazing things that He has in store for Georgetown, South Carolina. It's truly amazing how He works to bring people together for the purpose of bringing glory to His name.
Over the coming weeks, we are going to be compiling a series of videos (based on today's footage) in hopes that other churches and ministries can learn from what we discussed. The following video is an interview that we recorded before we got the day started, between Mark Morrison (Electricurrent/AdvancedMinistry) and David Hoskins (Georgetown First Assembly). Feel free to check out some of our pictures (below) as well!
Ultimately, today's meeting represented the beginning of a (Lord-willing) long-term partnership between Georgetown First Assembly and Electricurrent. To God be the glory.
Pictures from today: