This little gem has become my favorite camera after only a few weeks of use. Love!
So, what happened to the old site and all the content? One word…deleted. Yes, on purpose. Last year I was so busy with the responsibilities of being a youth pastor, tackling the increasing load of freelance work, and managing not only The Zigs Creative Co. website, but about a dozen others as well. This one just seemed to be the easiest to remove and reclaim some time. Most of what I needed to post at the time would have been fine on either my social media, my youth ministry site, or The Zigs Creative Co. site. Now, as my season of youth ministry has closed and the door to another season has opened (more on that later), I’m realizing the need to have a space to post my random thoughts that I may not necessarily want to post on The Zigs Creative Co. website. So, the redirect has been removed and here we are. Clean slate. Let’s see where we end up.
As I follow my friends as they serve on #creativemissions 2016 to Vermont, I thought I’d do a post on what #creativemissions is doing. Sadly, things didn’t work out for me to serve. I know God had other plans so it’s all good. I searched out an image to use for this post and I stumbled upon a text document on file that I remember writing as I flew back from Boise, ID to Charlotte, NC. I wrote it on my iPad and as I jumped right back into real world life, it was left sitting in digital limbo. Since Jon and Tim are both serving in Vermont right now, and Sheri is off being awesome somewhere else, I thought I’d post it up. Maybe, just maybe, I can encourage them in some small way. Here you go, unedited, in all it’s recycled airplane oxygen glory:
Time moves so quickly. It seems like last week I was in Baltimore for Creative Missions, yet here I am on a flight home from Boise, ID contemplating all that God accomplished during a week of missions that came and went way too fast. I seem to be very sensitive how fast time moves, or maybe it’s because of the contemplative mood I’ve been in this year as Gage nears graduation and college…whatever the reason it’s why I tend to journal life through photos. Many may mock my incessant need to have a camera on hand or my iPhone camera on and in your bubble of existence, but it is my visual way to document a time, place, and emotion.
Sheri Filipe- the dark horse, queen Sheri. This woman is simply A.MAZ.ING.LY talented. We would joke whenever we figured out something else that needed to be done, whether it was a small graphic, logo, or branding design, that Sheri had already finished it before we even realized we needed it. That she was that fast. The reality was that she really was almost that fast in bringing a design to life. Inspired by her quality and quantity of creativity, I coined the term for our team…”Mighty Creative Warriors”. We also turned her name into a verb. Whenever doing something amazing, we would say we totally “Sheried” that. I was blessed to work with the formidable Sheri on our team. Hailing from South Florida, or the “basement of America” as one Boise local called it. Sheri reigns upon a vintage throne of design that she probably made from thrift store items? The goal of each day….make Sheri laugh. Mission accomplished. Usually while dragging each of us in uncontrollable laughter in the process. Stoked to be able to call her a friend.
“This year Creative Missions took us to Boise, Idaho. If my calculations are correct, we provided approximately:
10 website designs or redesigns
12 logos, branding packages and/or style guides
3 new social accounts setup & branded
27 total number of print designs (business cards, letterhead, etc.)
10 coaching, strategy and/or training sessions (social, tech, general communications)
5 AVL upgrades or troubleshooting
3 photography/photo shoots
4 email newsletter designs/redesigns
1 stage design
2 ProPresenter or presentation system software design/install
11 Churches served
22 Creative missionaries
If you take a conservative amount of hours worked and multiply it by a conservative freelancer rate, we gave around $45,000 in free labor and services to the churches in the Boise area.
– See more at: http://www.churchmarketingsucks.com/2015/05/5-years-creative-missions-boise-wrap-up/#sthash.dZgGUL6a.dpuf”