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We are busy eating cake but we just wanted you to know.
For your amusement, here are a few quotes recorded in the Table offices over the past two years. I won't provide context, because they are better that way.
Head Geek Josh: "I'm not saying you should have done anything different. I am just having my own private freak-out party over here". (On Launch day when we jumped to 400 churches in about 24 hours)
Architect Matt: "I'm not a big 'fun' guy. I mean... fun is enjoyable to me... But I'm not the guy that says, 'Hey, let's go out on paddleboats and something fun will happen."
VP of Listening Jason: On the phone with a customer who said someone had concerns about how casual our copywriting was. "Some people are going to be concerned that we don't sound formal or corporate enough. And our take on that is, whatever."
Developer Andy: "I'm pretty quiet."
Anonymous Girl: "You'd be a good husband. I'm bringing you home today."
Developer Josh: "I just said it in an email, isn't email good enough for you humans?" (in regards to needing to do a follow up call with someone after sending email)
Project Manager Caleb: "Quick round of Russian Nerf Roullette before you jet? (Crickets)....Coward."
Developer Josh: Roombas need a "Mumble Mode"
VP of Listening Jason: Agreed, and a "Grumble Mode"
Mumble Mode: is slightly OCD and talks softly about what it is currently doing: "Must clean, must clean, avoid the stairs, ooo that's a dirty spot, get that twice, getting low on battery, back to base, back to base"
Grumble Mode: is angrier, but passive-aggressive about it: "These people... so dirty, why can't they clean this up themselves.. aahhhrmrmmmmrmrmrmghhhrhggg... stupid dirty floor, oh that is so gross..." It is important that some of the speech in Grumble Mode is unintelligible.
Executive Director Ken: “I understand it's hard to design in a fog. Like, are you building a car or are you building a zebra? They both have four points that touch the ground, but after that they're quite different.”
PM Caleb: "I'm safety certified now guys. You don't need to worry anymore."
Developer Andrew: "That's a weight of my shoulders."
VP of Listening Jason: "Did you get a badge?"
PM Caleb: "Nope. Just some healthy peace of mind and certificate made in Word."
Developer Andrew: "New Feature - your profile picture will automatically be Gary Coleman, Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda or Liza Minnelli until you change it."
Tester Erin: "Josh you should try working out to help your bad back."
Developer Josh: "Not likely."
What are we doing to celebrate?
We gave out an iPad last year...
That's right. Dancing baby.
Come on...we are a non-profit.
Thank you all for taking a moment to celebrate with us.
The most creative entry in our recent Birthday Video Contest came from Imad. Rather than film himself, he used the wacky video animation from Xtranormal to talk about the Table. He shares how he found a substitute for nursery duty, gave away some dirt and prayed for missionaries.
Watch Imad's video:
Our month-long Birthday Video Contest ended last Friday. We've been celebrating our one-year birthday with a contest, asking you to send in video stories of how the Table is impacting you or your church. We've seen some amazing stories and now it's time to pick a random winner.
The winner of the iPad is... Patrick Dierschke of PaulAnn Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas. Check out his video:
Watch Patrick's video (3:25)
Second prize is an iPod Shuffle that goes to... Angela Bengtson of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minn. Check out her video:
Watch Angela's video (1:53)
A runner up will also receive some Table swag.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks for celebrating with us. While the contest is over, we always encourage you to share your stories (video or not) on our Tumblr site.
Today's your last chance to enter our Birthday Video Contest. We've had some great entries come in and we're excited to announce a winner. But you've still got time. Not much time, but a little.
If the idea of making a video sounds overwhelming, don't worry. Your video can be quick and simple. We even have some helpful tips on making videos. Check out this short, simple video from Josh in Bismark, N.D., talking about small groups:
That's awesome. And Josh just picked up a camera and talked. You could easily do that on your lunch break!
Share a story of how God is working through the Table in your church or in your life. We want to hear about the cool things happening in your churches (like Patrick's story of getting support through baptism or Melissa's story of following through when she say's she'll pray). That's what this contest is all about—these stories are the best way to encourage people to try the Table at your church. So do it to encourage your fellow congregation to get more out of the Table.
Oh, and you could also win a new iPad.
Enter today. It's your last chance.
It's a great example of the church truly being the body.
Seeing the Table in action—and God at work—is so inspiring. Here's another story about the Serve App coming through in a pinch:
Watch Angela's full video for even more examples of how her church is using the Table. This is also another entry in our Birthday Video Contest. Be sure to create your own video and share your story soon—our contest ends next week.
We also talked with Angela a few months back about how her church launched the Table and how it's going. Be sure to read the case study for Zion Lutheran Church.
One year ago today we launched publicly. We're celebrating with a little contest, collecting stories about how the Table is impacting you. Make a video sharing your favorite Table story and you could win an iPad.
The first story we received is from Pat Herlitz, the pastor of a small church in Texas: