Mike
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Mike

I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 19 years, and we have three awesome kids, Emma, Luke, and Drew.

Life

I talked about Facebook and Twitter on Sunday during my message. Here is a creative video by Igniter Media telling the story of Jesus using Twitter. Enjoy!

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Life

I’m really excited about the new book from Greg Hawkins and Cally Parkinson titled Move. It is the latest book from the Reveal research project about Spiritual Growth. Activities and events don’t automatically make people grow in their faith, and this book takes a hard look at how we can

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Faith

I’m officially a student again! I started taking classes this week through Liberty University Online. About 8 years ago I started taking classes for my Master’s degree through Liberty’s online seminary. At the time I was working a full-time engineering job, doing part-time youth ministry, and raising a young family.

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Faith

Over the last few months, we have had several of our elders at Cornerstone share messages on Sunday morning. I think it’s great and I wanted to share we feel it is important to expose the congregation to teaching from different people. For many churches and congregations, there is a

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Technology

I had my first chance to test drive Final Cut Pro X yesterday at the Apple Store in Greensboro. It replaces Apple’s video editing software Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Express. I’ve read several reviews and they have been pretty harsh about the newest update. I’ve been using

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Technology

Since our church is smaller and without full time graphic designers, I’m always looking for high-quality free resources that we can adapt and use. Here is a new one that I haven’t shared before. NLC Creative – The creative department of New Life Church has an awesome collection of motion

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Faith

We just got back from a trip to the Seacoast DreamCenter at North Charleston. We took our older teens and a few of our college students and spent four days helping and volunteering. It was an incredible experience, and I’ll try to share about a few of our experiences over

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Life

Have you seen the prayer from the Nascar Race last Saturday night in Nashville? It’s created quite a buzz and I’ve had some good conversations about it. Check it out below and then I’ll share a few thoughts. For what it is worth, here’s what I think It cracked me

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Faith

It’s that time of year again when the churches of our community come together and reach out to our community. This year, two separate events are combining forces to bring Felts Park to life. I’m really excited to see the unity and cooperation between churches to make this a reality.¬†Three

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presonus-studiolive
Technology

I didn’t preach this past week at Cornerstone since one of our elders was sharing a message. So it gave me a little time to play around and experiment with our PreSonus StudioLive soundboard. I’m not sure how many pastors get excited about playing around with sound equipment, but I

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