Texas A&M National Commercial

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about how great I think Texas A&M is (…even though it is great).  This post is a plug for something awesome that I got to be a part of.

Tonight, as I’m sure you all know, the Texas A&M and Oklahoma State game is going to be televised on ESPN. While I’m sure you will see an exciting game, YOU WILL ALSO SEE Texas A&M’s national commercial.

Why is this a big deal? Because my friends at One Spark Films were hired to produce this commercial!! These guys are incredibly talented, but more importantly they love the Lord and are amazing men. They even hired me to be the field producer for the piece, meaning I helped to organize all the talent, faculty, props, set locations, etc.

Needless to say, I had a blast with these guys making a great commercial and I was blessed to get to work with them.

So, TONIGHT, turn on the game and anticipate the viewing of the commercial I got to help bring to life!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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Heart Matters: Treasures

This is sermon 3 of 4 from Matt Chandler at The Village Church in Dallas, from a series he did a few years ago that I still return to.

It reminds us that where our heart is, there our treasure will be. And if our Treasure isn’t Christ, we will live with our hands closed around the things we desire. When this happens,  our affections are directed to something/someone other than Christ and will eventually consume and destroy us. It’s hardly ever blatant, but rather enticing and deceptive, slowly but surely stealing us away.

Powerful stuff.


AIR BALL!!!

My cousin, Glynn (the guy in the baseball tee), and I (tall, goofy guy on the left) went down to San Antonio this past Saturday, to play basketball with our cousins, Michael, Stephen, and Buzz (left three on the front row), their friend Pierce (front right), and our uncle, Danny (old guy in the back).

I honestly have no idea when I played basketball last but as you guessed by the title of this post, I was the leading air baller on my team. Determined not to lose all dignity on the court, I punished everyone with my defense…I mean, sure these guys weren’t more than 5’2” but that’s not my fault.

Aside from the fun that was had that day, I learned a valuable lesson: don’t take two year breaks between playing basketball and then play for two hours straight. HOLY hamstrings, my body was killing me for the next two days.

To the Kofos boys: Glynn and I had a great time, and we plan on coming back for a rematch!


The Purpose of Ecclesia: Ministry to God

Here’s another great sermon from the Austin Stone, reminding us that church isn’t something we do, it’s something we are.

This sermon, in particular, was a direct assault on my laziness, and encourages me to actively and obediently find ways to set my affections on the Lord.

Enjoy!


8 Months Ago…

…this happened!

I’m so blessed to be married to such an amazing woman who challenges and encourages me, and presses me on in my sanctification.

Love this girl.


Temptation: Discipline After Failure

This sermon is a great reminder of the love God has for His children, particularly through His righteous discipline. Give it a listen!


September Newsletter

Aaaaaaaand, we’re back!

First, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone for your prayers and encouragement from last month, regarding the passing of my great aunt and my teaching opportunity. My hope is that, in both her funeral and my class, God was glorified and made much of.

Also, I’d like to share with you a video (this will take you to Youtube) I made that quickly illustrates how and why I believe we must all be the Church*. I’m no Spielberg, but please don’t let the simplicity of this video detract from the powerful message and call to action. If you have questions, please send them my way. I hope, more than anything, that it challenges and encourages you!

Why stop with a video?? I’ve also got this new blog!! “A new blog, Trey? Really?? Isn’t that a little unnecessary?” Well, maybe. But, there will be two major differences between the new blog and the old blog: a) the old blog will be maintained and updated by me AND Margaret, whereas this new blog will solely be about the internship/residency and other goofy random things, and b) this blog has an Online Giving tab.

“What? Online Giving, you say?” Yep. It’s finally here. No more filling out cards with intern numbers, writing checks, buying envelopes and stamps, or trips to the post office. You can simply go to the new blog, click “Online Giving”, then click the “Support Trey” link, fill out your amount for a one time gift OR recurring monthly giving. You fill out your credit card info, on this secure site, just like you would online bill-pays, and it will take care of the rest, automatically drafting it from your account each month and sending email receipts. No more setting monthly reminders to write out those checks!

Margaret and I know that we’re asking so much from you, through which we have been tremendously blessed, and we hope that this new tool brings convenience to the cumbersome, existing process. The truth is we’re starting at ground zero. We raised everything we needed  for the three month internship and are now starting over, but this time for twelve months. There’s no other way to say it but that we need you guys. We will both be starting part-time work soon (Margaret will be teaching cycling classes at UT and I will be working for one of our pastor’s sisters). Believe me when I say that we believe in what God is doing at and through the Austin Stone Community Church, which is why I am giving it this coming year of my life-that I might be a part of the work He is doing to redeem and renew our city and the nations-and we hope you will be a part of it with us!

Love,

Trey

ps-feel free to help create buzz about my internship/residency by posting the link to the new blog (https://treylow.wordpress.com/) on YOUR facebook pages, gchat statuses, twitter accounts, etc. Thanks!

*Disclaimer: the video points out that 20% of the 40% of Americans who attend church, are also actively involved. This means that only 2% of America is actively engaged in the work of their churches!!! Our hope is that Missional Communities will engage the 80% not participating and ultimately engage those who don’t attend church at all.