Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sneak Peek at the opener for Nov 15th

There will be a lot more to see Sunday so come early.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Autotune Andy

But after I saw this I knew why I went to Catalyst 09


Professor Splash

This was one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Sneak Peek at Christianity vs Religion

Here is the announcement package entitled "NEXT" that will start this Sunday.
It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot (of things to do different next time)


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Social Media Revolution

Whether you like or not....IT"S HERE
You can deny it and get left behind or embrace it and use it to influence this ever changing world that we live in.
Everyday people fight through life, searching for something real. What if you could help them but couldn't connect with them?
You can't reach someone if you can't speak their language.
My suggestion to you is to learn it....or become irrelevant.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Music of My Soul

I love music. I have lots of it and I am always looking for more. I don't even want to know how much I have spent on iTunes, but it is a lot. Some I get because I like the melody, some I get because they're "what's hot", and some I get because...well because they're free. But every once and a while I find one that really speaks to my soul. One that is like looking in a mirror. And sometimes I find these in the most unlikely spots. I am not a big country fan but I have found a couple of really good ones in that genre. My latest diamond in a gold mine came from somewhere I never expected.....Disney....Yes Disney. Who knew that "Achy Breaky" Billy Ray's Daughter would be the one who brought the next soul searching song my way. It's a song that talks about the struggles of life, and doesn't pretend they are not there and that they will never be there on the future. I can spend my whole life looking for the end of this journey that I will forget to enjoy the ride.

"There's always gonna be another mountain, I'm always gonna to want to make it move. Always gonna be an uphill battle, sometime I am gonna have to lose. It's not about how fast I get there, It's not about what's waiting on the other side. It's the climb."

"The Climb" by Miley Cyrus is my new favorite song.

What song speaks to your soul?

Monday, April 20, 2009

125 Years of Mountain Grove Church

Our Future's So Bright, We Gotta Wear Shades

As we looked at where MGC had been in the last 125 years, Cliff Black, senior pastor of Mountain Grove Church, gave us the destination of where we need to be heading.
Cliff made everything clear this weekend.

To make these desires a reality we must continue to make right choices as it comes to ministry. We must be willing to discard many of the attributes of established and traditional practices to make sure that Sunday morning and evenings are times of celebration. We must continue to create a new style of worship music that is filled with statements of praise and worship, and that is geared toward excitement and evangelism. We must be willing to appropriate contemporary cultural forms, where we can become a multi-media place of worship that involves sight as well as sound. We must not just be willing to train lay leadership, we must be willing to allow them to serve in places of leadership under God’s divine direction. I am convinced there are people in our church with all kinds of abilities that are no being put to use, and we must not allow those abilities to be wasted away in idleness. Therefore, our Staff must be visionaries who are willing to teach and train others to do the work of the ministry, as we show them the vision and help them to find their place in making it a reality.

I am so excited about this journey that I started packing last night.

I am ready, let's get going.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

You amaze me

Ever so often I see something in nature that makes me sit back and say "WOW that is just plain cool". The Grand Canyon,

Ice Storms,


and this.

Lighting inside a volcano. How cool is that????

Thanks God. You amaze me

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Getting ready to say "I do"

In a little more than a week our good friends daughter is getting married. For the last couple of years we had the opportunity to watch this young couple grow closer together. And cry with excitement when Brad proposed to Ashley. We get to be a part of the exciting 1st chapter of their life together. And watch as they look each other in the eyes and promise to be there in until the end. I can hardly wait until next weekend, there is just something that I love about watching a two people committing their lives together. There is so much hope and faith that they will be one of the couples that beats the odds. Overcomes the statistics, and live together "until death do us part." On their wedding day...that special day... there is no doubt that this couple...will finish together.
To Brad & Ashley,
Here is to a long and happy marriage, living as one as long as you both shall live.
I love you guys

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Man Crush

Face it at some point in the life of a man you have had a crush on another man. And before you get all bend out of shape I am not talking about a romantic crush. What I mean is they have certain qualities or characteristics that we admire about someone else. We wish we were looked like him, talked like him, where as smart as him. or in my case wished I had great hair like Edward Cullan. For me I have more than a follicle obsession with the 17 year old (and not counting) vampire from the Pacific northwest. I am fascinated by the superhuman love his has for Bella. This rivals the love affair of Romeo and Juliet. Except he is already dead and he is a blood sucking vampire....hey no one is perfect

95% of American woman are in love with Edward...

So why is it that a fictional teenage vampire knowd more about unconditional love than all of us guys put together?

Let me help you out here....Your wife or girlfriend doesn't want him, she wants YOU to look at her the way he looks at Bella. They want you to be their own personal Edward. Now I know that it sounds like giving in and letting them change us from who we are.....but really, if we gave them a taste of this, we might be surprised how things will change for the both of you....

So today I challenge you to be her Edward.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why I do what I do.

I have been questioned before about why I work so hard and pull all nighters to get stuff "just right". My motto is:

If it is worth doing, then it is worth overdoing.

So why do I have such I high standard???? Read the following e-mail I got from a friend and you will understand.

Hey! I just wanted to let you and all the "Get Reel" cast know of a testimony I heard about last night.... My brother n law brought his brother n law to Get Reel and it has completely changed his life! Long story short him and his girlfriend/wife are very recently separated. He has been coming to church and has recently visited with Jack [Jack is a staff member at our church] (and he was saved yesterday). We were talking to him last night and he was so excited about being saved and shared with me and Joey what "Get Reel" meant to him. He said when he was listening to the testimony that he was so touched that he just had a whole new outlook on life and it was life-changing for him. I know we are sometimes uncertain if what happened really impacted lives or not, well here's another one to add to the list!! You followed God's calling and this life was changed forever!! Thanks for all you do :)


So now you can see that we can never let good enough be good enough. Someones life may be counting on us to go the extra mile. This is where I belong...and this is why I do what I do.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 days and counting

As we practice our lines, prepare the video, and begin our decor, let's not forget the reason we are doing this. There is a couple out there than needs some encouragement. There is a couple that can't find there way "Home". So no matter what your part is this Saturday, stand up tall and say it loud, and just watch as God comes through again.
I love you all
Thank you for taking the time to make a difference.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tick Tock Tick Tock

Time is ticking and there is a lot still left to do.

Just a reminder that there is a rehearsal this Saturday Feb 7th at 4pm.
This will mainly be for the singers to practice their songs. But also I am going to take an opportunity to walk through what everyone will be doing and get the media team a chance to feel out the equipment and talk about what will be going on.

Back Stage hands will get the first look at all that needs to happen and I will need you input to see how to maximize what you need to do and minimize the distraction.

I have a draft of the script that I will be handing out so all of you will be able to follow along and make notes. Please review this and let me know if you have any questions.

I look forward to seeing you there and thanks again for your help


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cadbury Eyebrows from Nils-Petter Lovgren on Vimeo.

I thought I would give you a little something to get your day started



Friday, January 23, 2009

Get Reel 2009

Married Life Get Reel is an event designed to "Encourage Good Marriages to Become Great Marriages"


Thank you for signing up to serve for this years event. I am working on assigning all the positions and should have that up soon. I just wanted to post a couple of reminders.P>

We will have a rehersal/training session on Saturday Feb 7th at 4pm for MEDIA TEAM / HOST TEAM / SINGERS / SET UP we will also begin our set up of the auditorium.

ALL: We will have the dress rehersal on Friday Feb 13th at 7pm (food provided)

If you have any questions please e-mail me at

If you know anyone who would like to help invite them to come please invite them to the 2-7-08 rehersal.

Thanks again for your help


It begins today

Well, here we go.

I have been wanting to start a blog for a long time now and so it begins today.

My name is Ethan Moore a.k.a. "E"

This is me, and welcome to my world.
Normally I would tell you all about myself but we will get to that in time. Plus you can check out my about me link if you want to get the full scoop. Instead here is the purpose of this blog.
"To encourage, inspire, and entertain the hearts of my
community of friends."

So today I begin with this one question.

"What are you going to start doing today?"