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It’s Friday and which means… Mad Prop’s! This is the day I give my “Prop’s” to someone who has done something outstanding during the week. Feel free to leave your own “prop’s”, “atta boy’s”, or whatever it is you happen say to let someone know they are friggin awesome.

Mad Prop’s Friday Week #4

This week I have to go back to the crib to give my prop’s. Summer is such a busy time for me and my family. It usually involves church camps for the kiddos, VBS, summer sports, basketball camps and every once in a while we’ll throw in a family trip to some place where people don’t recognize us. Thrown in that I am usually gone for several weeks leaving my AP to manage the home front on her own. When I am home during the summer months it’s only for a few days at a time and it usually involves recovery and catch up work at the church leaving little time for extra things with the fam. Summer months in the Tibbles’ home require extra grace and prayer.

So this week I want to give Mad Prop’s to AP and the Kiddos

MAD PROP’S TO TEAM TIBBLES! THANKS FOR BEING SO AWESOME!!

Not only do you deserve Mad Prop’s for living with me as your husband and dad but you continually go above and beyond to support me in the crazy adventures God puts me in. I thank God for each of you everyday. You are all more than I could have ever hoped for.

Give it up ya’ll!

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I have spent all week camping with about 300 high school students at a youth event called Youth Quake. It is an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone. Obviously there are some sacrifices you have to make when living the rustic, minimalist lifestyle for a full week and one of those sacrifices is the porcelain throne of satisfaction. Lets just say that I would be happy to never see a porta-potty ever again. So here is my Mad Prop for this Friday…errr Saturday:

Mad Prop’s Friday (on Saturday) Week #3

MAD PROP’S TO THE PERSON WHO INVENTED THIS!!!
Well done… Well done.

More on YQ later!


FIGHT Night is over and we are on to the next event. At the end of each night we would sing this song titled, So Long. I have had the song stuck in the orchestra pit of my brain all day.

The “Farewell Tour” is finally coming to an end. We leave for Youth Quake on Friday. YQ is one of my favorite events of all time. We bust out the tents and camp in the mountains of Colorado for a week with 300 high school students. Each night is like a major worship event and every day we get to do something cool like climb a mountain and whitewater rafting. This year I get to go with a group to the Royal Gorge! I am also going to try and meet up with my long time friend and former vocal coach Chris Beatty. Check out his blog here

This will officially be the last major event I get to play with my youth worship band 3rd String Jesus. (Yes there is a story behind the name… that’s another post) Jacob, Andy and Nathan are like brothers to me. I have really enjoyed getting to know them, mentor them, and learn from each one of them. Each of them give up a lot to travel with me to all these camps and youth events to help inspire worship in students from all over the Midwest every summer and for that I will be forever grateful. Please pray for us on our last trip as we head out to CO for one last “hoorah”. As we sing at FIGHT Night…

We wont say good-bye but for now we’ll say
“So long, we’re gonna miss you when you’re gone
With His love you can’t go wrong
We’ll be here to help you along
So long, you can thank your dad and mom
Clap your hands and sing this song
But until next time we’ll say ‘So Long’! “

Stacy’s Back!!

Posted: July 16, 2008 in family, summer, worship, Worship Leaders

Jarad and I had to lead FIGHT Night worship without Stacy last night… It was less than perfect but we managed to get through without destroying the program. So needless to say it was good to have her back tonight. I am totally diggin‘ working with Jarad and Stacy. They are totally gifted worship leaders and their love for God comes through not just on stage but in every area of life, the true definition of living sacrifices.

Here are some of the amazing kids I get to work with at FIGHT Night. They have put in hours of rehearsals and the event itself has been awesome! Great job… two more nights to go!!!

Two Weeks To Go!

Posted: July 13, 2008 in children, dance, family, summer, worship

I’m down to may last two weeks of summer worship events. Tonight our family production begins. I along with Stacey and Jared and a team of really cool pre-teen dancers will be leading the worship for over 100 families. It’s going to be incredible.

If you have kids under the age of 12 you need to bring them.
Click the pic or here for more info.

Hope to see you all there!!

Mad Props Friday!

Posted: July 11, 2008 in children, ministry, summer, VBS, youth

Since I am feeling the “themes” this week we are going to call Friday Mad Prop’s Day. This will be the day I give my “Prop’s” to someone who has done something outstanding during the week. Feel free to leave your own “prop’s”, “atta boy’s”, or whatever it is you happen say to let someone know they are friggin awesome.

Mad Prop’s Friday #1
This week’s “Mad Prop” goes out to my boy Aaron. “Double A” (as I refer to him) is the Children’s Minister in our budding congregation. He was hired shortly after I came on board to be the assistant CM and a couple years ago took on the lead role for the Children’s Ministry. This year AA has stepped it up a notch and it is all going down this week.

For years our congregation has put a massive amount of effort and resources into a VBS program every summer. I know what you are thinking… “VBS? Is your church stuck in the 1980’s Tim?” but this was the VBS of all VBS’s. Every year we would see 500- 600 kids along with 200 volunteers come together to educate the children of our community on the value of God in their lives. With full production, music, story rooms (that literally made you feel like you were “there”) and hundreds of kids our VBS program set the standard. For a 100 year old church like the one we are a part of, VBS was a jewel in our crown. Surely God was going to give us a bigger mansion because our VBS program was “bigger” and “badder” than any other VBS out there.

Of course AA, in the back of his mind, wondered if we were actually meeting the spiritual needs of our community or simply meeting a cheep babysitting need for the white collar, suburban driving, stay at home mom, ecosystem that is Owasso. So Aaron took a risk. A BIG risk. Aaron decided to kill VBS and create a tool to help parents and kids learn and grow together.

On paper this looks like a great idea. More and more we are finding that parents don’t know how to teach their kids about God and the Bible. Part of that is due to our congregation making a concerted effort to reach more non-Christians (good job church) and part of it is due to our failure to educate parents how to teach their kids moral truths and Godly decision making (boooo church). So setting out to solve this dilemma sounds great… unless you work of a hundred year old church that has “always done VBS”.

So MAD PROPS to AARON! Come Wednesday night he will either be the guy who took our children’s ministry to the next level or the guy who sends you an e-mail to ask if your church has an open Children’s Minister position. Either way he is doing what he feels like God is leading him to do and is willing to risk it all to do it.

CAMP!

Posted: July 1, 2008 in camp, summer, worship, youth

I am back at camp this week, this time with 4th -6th graders. Its a short camp so I will be back in the office on Wednesday. Tonight will be our last worship time before they leave tomorrow morning. Pic’s coming soon!!

Home

Posted: June 20, 2008 in band, camp, summer, worship

Back home. Whew! That was a blast! Here are some pics from the week.

THANKS CAMP CYOKAMO!!

Tired

Posted: June 19, 2008 in camp, summer, worship team


So sleepy… I love it though! Yesterday, I drove back to O-town to do a quick meeting with my WLT (worship leadership team) and then rehearse with my Sunday morning band. We also had some new video team recruits that were training during rehearsal so I wanted to take some time to meet with them and introduce myself. Afterwards we began what should have been a 2 hour drive back to camp. After missing a couple of exits and stopping twice for coffee and DP to fight off sleep, it ended up being more like a 3 and a half hour drive. We made it back to camp around midnight and then up again at 6:00. I don’t function very well when I am tired. April says I shouldn’t talk when I am tired… she’s probably right. What makes you tired? How does it affect you?