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Dec 15

The Video: A Treasure Hunt

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The idea for the video came to me about five years ago. I had spoken at a conference about creating an atmosphere that fostered growth and had a pastor couple visit me directly after to tell me they loved what I talked on and agreed with every point, but they still could not see why their church wasn't growing. They went on to describe a list of culture-killers that made me realize that the issues are often much too close for us to see in our own world. When this is the case, your best shot at understanding is through a parable. Jesus taught this way when He knew that they weren’t understanding the point that was hitting them right in the face (Matthew 13:13).

In this video parable, my team and I had a blast packing it full of hidden jewels. One of these jewels was a joke about how we often don’t replace the memorabilia of the past. A 5000+ member church client of ours had a signed photo of a guest artist up on its wall that was about 25 years outdated, even though this artist had visited the church again within the year (certainly having a newer photo available). In homage to our commitment to yesteryear, we placed a different 20+ year old Christian music poster in the video. I'll give a Next Level Pack (six books and a DVD) to the first 3 that find it. Post your response here. Name the artist and the cassette. I’ll keep the posts hidden until our winners are determined.


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Jed Culbertson

Amy Grant
The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:02 PM CST


That's a tough one! I've watched the video a few times this morning, and can't figure it out. I'm guessing it is the poster behind the pastor in the 1-on-1 interview, but can't see enough of it to see what it is. Maybe it's the poster in the far corner that you can see when they first enter the church/sbux also.

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 12:55 PM CST

Aaron Jackson

Amy Grant: The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 1:51 PM CST

Jimmy Beach-Davey

Phil Keaggy "Play Thru Me"

Having been born in the 80's it was pretty funny looking through album covers and posters of the 70's and early 80's.

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 3:45 PM CST

Renee C

Is it the smiley face guy? This is hard?

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:22 PM CST

Renee C

I meant - This is hard!

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 4:28 PM CST

JaDean Stricker

Amy Grant
The Collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 5:39 PM CST


I've narrowed it down to being the poster when they first walk into the Starbucks - but I can't identify the artist (if i had to guess i'd say it was Michael W Smith) or the cassette. I suppose this is a problem of me a) not living in America and b) not being alive 20 years ago :P

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 7:19 PM CST

TJ Reiser

Amy Grant - The collection

Posted on Mon, Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:08 PM CST


Is that a black & white Amy Grant poster in the lobby when the couple walks in (at the 1:17 mark)?

Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 @ 7:11 AM CST


MAN! It was one of the two locations I thought it could have been, but I couldn't tell what poster it was! Nice work by the winners.

Posted on Tue, Dec 16, 2008 @ 5:57 PM CST

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