Intermission: Winter Break

Monday, December 17th, 2007, through Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

In this break, I very purposely did very little connected to the trip, except for spending much time reviewing what I’d done and thinking through how I would proceed. And a few extra church visits, beyond spending time at my home church.

Oh – and for a week I had the flu, which really stunk. But if you’re gonna get the flu, getting it at your parents’ house is far better than at a random motel somewhere.

Campuses Visited

  • Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX)
  • Southern Methodist University (SMU) (Dallas, TX)
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX)

Church Visits

  • First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, “Centerstage” service Sun. 12-23, Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress preaching
  • Christmas Eve service, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Ft. Worth, TX, Contemporary service 12-24, Senior Pastor Ted Kitchens preaching
  • First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, “Centerstage” service Sun. 12-30, O.S. Hawkins, President and CEO, Guidestone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • “Young Singles” combined Sunday school, First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, director Denny Burk, Associate Professor of New Testament at Criswell College in Dallas, teaching
  • Denton Bible Church, Denton, TX, 6pm Sun. 12-30, Senior Pastor Tommy Nelson preaching
  • First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, “Centerstage” service Sun. 1-6, Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress preaching
  • Quest Young Adults Sunday school, First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, director Tag Green teaching
  • Evening service, First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, 1-6, Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress preaching
  • Fellowship Church, Grapevine, TX, 5pm Sat. 1-19, Senior Pastor Ed Young, Jr., preaching
  • The Village Church, Highland Village, TX, 7pm Sat. 1-19, Lead Pastor Matt Chandler preaching
  • Watermark Community Church, Dallas, TX, 9am Sun. 1-20, Executive Pastor John Cox preaching
  • First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, 11am Sun. 1-20, Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress preaching
  • Evening service, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Ft. Worth, TX, Sun. 1-20, James Walker, President of Watchman Fellowship, speaking

Other “Exploring” Activities

  • Passion Regionals College Ministers’ Pre-event Meeting, 1-17, held at Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX
  • Ministry discussion, College Minister Ryan McCarthy and Interns Kristin Hines and Ryan Hamon, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Ft. Worth, TX

Next… Semester Two begins, so on to San Diego…