[R] Project Mission Statement

I’m currently working on our mission statement for our [R] project movement. If you could read what I have so far and let me know what you think, I would appreciate it! (Is there enough? Does it catch interest? Does it make sense?, etc…)

[mission statement]

The [R] project started as a class assignment for a bunch of students who wanted to revolutionize their school and surrounding community. However, on April 12, 2008, the [R] Project became more than an assignment, it became a movement.

At the loss of an enfant named Nathaniel Jensen, the Revolution of Hope had begun. The [R] Project mission is to spread the Revolution of Hope. This Hope can only be found through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to reach those who are hurting and share the Hope that we have in Christ. This starts by us first reaching that “one”. The “one” who is being abused. The “one” who cuts in secret. The “one” who feels alone. The “one” who has loss someone close to them. The “one” who struggles to find their identity. The “one” who is without hope.

Join the movement, the [R]evolution of Hope has begun!


Weekly Confession: #2

The Confession: Lust
The Object: Pens
The Victim: Any Pen that I can get my hands on

A lot of people do not realize this, but I have an unhealthy obsession with pens. I have roughly over 500 pens which can be found throughout my office at school, church, and home, in my car, in my coat pockets, laptop bag, my man purse, and many other various locations.

I have various type of pens, from the normal, everyday “bic” pens, to almost every type of medication pen, to pens that light up, and even ones that have a massage function.

I think my obsession with pens started when I was about 3 years old. I was sitting in nursery at church and found a pencil on the floor. Well, I was quite intrigued by this writing device and starting playing with it. Well, being the fact that I was 3, I took the pencil and stuck the eraser side in my nose.

The eraser got stuck and my parents had to take me to the E.R. to have it removed. From this tragic experience, I determined that pencils were of the devil (especially the #2 kind…). However, I was torn in half by the idea of never being able to play with this new found device again. And then one day, a nursery friend of mine turned me onto pens. It had all the play of a pencil without the harmful effects of an eraser.

From that day on, I have been in love with pens. I will pick up pens anywhere I can find them. From hotels, churches, businesses, doctor’s offices, and anywhere else that might be offering a “free” pen. I have even spent money on my habit of lust, and have bought various pens from such places as ebay and pens r us (okay, pens r us doesn’t exist, but I’m working on it…).

I hope that one day I can be free from this lust I have for pens. But, until that day comes, it would probably be best that you keep your pens out of my sight, or your pens might just end up in my obsession possession.


Kid’s Summer Program ’08

Our annual kid’s summer program is taking place this July 21 – 25. This year’s theme is “So You Think You Got SKILLZ?” We have a lot of planning still left to do, but here’s a quick promo video I create early this morning…



2 Months…

Today at 8:26pm will mark 2 Months since you entered into this world. 2 Months since a Revolution of Hope has started in my life. 2 Months in which our community has been impacted in more ways than we will ever know. 2 months since I have experience what a love for a child really is. 2 months since I discovered how strong of a mom you have. 2 months since I have understood exactly how awesome of God I serve. 2 months since the idea of Hope has been changed forever.

I love you Nathaniel Jensen… The Revolution of Hope continues…


Weekly Confessions: #1

The Confession: Stealing
The Object: Animal Crackers and Juicy Juice
The Victim: Church Nursery

The Explanation: I know I’m not the only one, but I can’t stand the guilt anymore. There is something about the taste of Animal Crackers and a box of Juicy Juice Apple Juice that taste even better when coming from the church nursery. It starts when one is working in the church office and starts having some cravings for something to eat. The idea of raiding the nursery is quite appealing. Maybe because the other options are the leftover donuts from the weekend, or some lollipops from the Jr. Church closet. Perhaps it brings one back to their childhood, remembering the days when going to church consisted of a bible story on flannel graph, snack time, and building blocks. Whatever the case maybe, there is a guilty pleasure that comes from a handful of animal crackers and a juicy juice box.

Oh, and let’s not forget the occasional pretzels…


Weekly Confession Posts

So I’m going to try something new for the next little while… I will be having a weekly confession, in which I will be spilling the beans about something that I’m “guilty” of. Now this isn’t something I’m doing to make myself feel better, like seeing a priest or something. The bible states that there is one mediator between God and man and that is Jesus Himself. This is just a little “insight” of me, and my “dirty” little secrets. So enjoy, and let me know if you share in some of my guilty pleasures.


It still hurts…

It’s been almost 2 months since I was able to say both “hello” and “good-bye” to my son, Nathaniel Jensen. At times life seems to go on like it always has, but then there are the times when it hurts… alot.

Sitting with my wife this evening watching Narnia at the theater, an overwhelming sense of sadness came to me. I don’t know what the actual trigger was. Perhaps it was the baby softly crying in the back of the theater, or the movie soundtrack that mentioned the word “hope”. Whatever it may have been, I started thinking of my son. My son who I cannot hold in my arms, but is now resting in the arms of my Heavenly Father.

It still hurts, and I realize that until that day that I stand before Christ, I will always have times of hurt. However, I also continue to have great hope, knowing that God is in control!

The [R]evolution of Hope Continues….


Sunday…. oh..

Sunday is just around the corner and I’m stuck on what God wants me to be preaching on. We just finished a series based of Doug Field’s “How Not To Be A Fool”.

I feel God is leading me to speak something along the lines of Evangelism, but not totally sure what area to cover.

Our church will be doing a series based from Vine Resources entitled “Home” which will be a 3 week series based on the story of the prodigal son.

Perhaps I will do something along those lines. Anyways, going to spend some time in prayer, hit the gym, and then have my date night with my wife. We are finally going to see Prince Caspian!


Where do we go from here?

Okay, so it’s been on my heart for about the past 2 years to start a church. My wife and I have been praying about it consistently. I envision a church that will be unlike most churches around our area. I love what the guys at northway are doing.

Plus, I’m inspired by the likes of Life Church and Mars Hill.

I don’t want to start a church just b/c I want to copy others, I truly believe this is where God is burdening me. So I guess the question is, “Where do we go from here?”.


Do You Twitter?

Okay, so I’ve seen others post about twitter
But, I just decided to see what it’s all about… and well, I’m still figuring it out. It’s a pretty cool app that you can kind of just give a brief update about what you are doing/watching/thinking at the moment…

It can be done through the computer, or you can text updates as well.

So, I guess the question is do you twitter?

If so, feel free to follow me twitter.com/seth_switzer.

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