The only contacts app you will ever need.

Smartr Contacts for iPhone from Smartr & Xobni on Vimeo.


I sort of found this by accident the other day. So far I love it. It’s called Smartr.

What does it do? It basically keeps track of every person you have ever emailed, all the people you are friends with on facebook and twitter. It builds a complete profile of each person with contact info, social media updates and message history. If you type in say like Michael it automatically sorts your list by contact frequency so the Michael’s (and there are a lot of them in New York)  you talk to most come to the top of the heap.

You can email, place a call and SMS from inside the iphone app. Did I mention it’s free.

It also has a great gmail plug in that fits nicely over gmails ads and when you email someone you can put a name to the face and see their social status updates. It also recommends that you add people so you don’t leave a co-worker out the look (been there done that).

So far been using smartr for about a week and I love it. You should try it out fo youself.

Smartr Inbox for Gmail from Smartr & Xobni on Vimeo.

YouTube Friday: Christmas Dinner

We are in the middle of a series called “Hope has come.” We are talking about how this Christmas we can help God’s kingdom come on earth. We have been talking about how we can spend less and give more.

Check out this hilarious video our church’s video team came up with. If you don’t find it funny we live in a very Italian area so it went over very well here.


Christmas Dinner from on Vimeo.

Conferences I’m Attending: CPC Orlando

I am really pumped about attending Children’s Pastor’s Conference this winter. I have never been to a CPC conference before so I am really excited to experience CPC for the first time.  I have had many conversations with Michael Chanley the new Executive Director of INCM. He has a tremendous heart for the church and the future of children’s ministry. Chanley is a networker and is passionate about connecting leaders and helping to create places were people can network grow and learn from each other. He is implementing some exciting changes that I think are going to make this years CPC the best one yet.

What are some of those changes.

1. A great mix of Veteran voices like Jim Wideman, Craig Jutila, and Reggie Joiner as well as emerging leaders like Jonathan Cliff, Gina McClain, Matt Mckee, and Justyn Smith.
2. Networking lunches were you can connect with speakers and other leaders
3. Intentional partnership with people like David C Cook, Orange, Standard, and Go Fish.

One of the things that makes CPC unique is that it isn’t run by a publishing company. They won’t be pushing any one curriculum or product but they are able to say here is what’s out there use what fits your church. INCM has a real vision to serve the local church and that excites me I love the local church. I love hearing from and pouring into kids pastors from local churches. Another thing that makes INCM and CPC unique is their passion for equipping leaders in other countries. I don’t think the church in America and especially conference organizations in Kidmin do enough to equip Kidmin leaders across the globe.

I love going to conferences I’ve never been to because I always meet people I never met. I am so looking forward to meeting you. If you are going give me a shout out and let’s do coffee I would love to hear what God is doing in your church.

Here is an invitation from Craig Jutila check it out.

CPC 2011 Promo from Who Will You Empower on Vimeo.


YouTube Friday: Grow Up

Our church is in a series called Grow Up. We are walking through the book of 1 Corinthians talking about spiritual maturity. We did a few sermon bumper that I thought were hilarious. Our video guy Matt Daughtry is talented, leads a great creative team and is one of the nicest guys I know.


Growing Up – The Office from on Vimeo.


Growing Up – The Office Part 2 from on Vimeo.