changes to my blog

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I am switching over to wordpress, so my actual blog will now be at .http://joelhalpin.wordpress.com/ .  If you get here from connecting.cc, it should forward there.  If you are using a blog reader, you may need to update your rss to http://joelhalpin.wordpress.com/feed/

February Metrics

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


CELEBRATE:  Sunday Attendance for 2012
Feb. 5 Total Attendance: 100 people
Feb. 12 Total Attendance: 115 people 
Feb. 19 Total Attendance: 113 people
Feb. 26 Total Attendance: 110 people
Average Attendance for Feb: 109.5 people
CONNECT: Connect Groups for 2012
February 2012 Group Average:   73.25  people in groups/week
January 2012 Group Average:    54.25   people in groups/week
December 2011 Group Average: 52       people in groups/week
November 2011 Group Average: 60.33  people in groups/week
October 2011 Group Average:    60      people in groups/week
CONTRIBUTE: Giving for 2012
Feb 1-4                                $481.70
Feb 5-11:                             $2241.85
Feb 12-18:                           $2883.68
Feb 19-25:                           $846.49
Feb 26-29:                           $2603.87

This month's total giving:      $9057.59
Monthly Budget Goal:           $10500.00

Amount still needed:            $1442.41
Annual gifts received            $19593.61

Percent of Budget Reached:  93.3%

Thrive Results

Monday, March 5, 2012

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We received $6,458 above and beyond our regular offering yesterday!  This is exciting because we will receive another $5,000 as a dollar for dollar match, which will bring our total to $11,458 received! We also had another 14,240.00 pledged to be given this year above and beyond!


This is what this means for us: 


immediate results:
1/3 will go towards margin in our regular budget:  $3820.00
1/3 will be directed towards missions:     $3819.00
1/3 will be put aside for a building fund:  $3819.00


I'll keep the totals updated here.


Great Job CPC!

You're Welcome

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My new favorite show is called, "The Walking Dead".  It is perfect for a guy like me: zombies and gore.  What a great way to end each day.  

And.... you are welcome.

Repost: Lessons from my first decade of marriage

Friday, February 24, 2012

Here is the last of this series from 2009.  #10 is my favorite....


Lesson 8:  Sleep together
Lesson 9:  Leaders have to sacrifice
Lesson 10: More of the same


Repost: Lessons from my first decade of marriage

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I am continuing to repost this series from 2009.  


Lesson 5:  Don't keep score.
Lesson 6:  Set boundaries
Lesson 7:  Date nights


I'll finish it off tomorrow.

Repost: Secrets from the first 10 years of marriage

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I thought I'd repost this from 2009.  It was a series of blog posts that focused on things I learned from my first decade of marriage.


1.  Lesson 1: The covenant
2.  Lesson 2:  Set the bar
3.  Lesson 3: Talk about sex
4.  Lesson 4: Fight Fair


I'll post the rest of them tomorrow.