Really excited to be a part of D6 this year. I will be doing a couple of breakouts. This is one of the kids ministry conferences I haven’t been to yet. I have heard lots of good things. Really excited to connect with old friends and make new ones.

If you are looking for a conference to attend this year I hope you consider D6. I would love to grab a cup of coffee and hear what God is doing in your church. Please click on the link below and register today.

Date: September 16, 2015—September 18, 2015
Event: D6 Conference - Louisville
Sponsor: D6 Conference
800.877.7030
Venue: Galt House Hotel & Suites
502-589-5200
Location: 140 N 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Do Saturday Emails Increase Sunday Church Attendance?

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I’m always a sucker for info graphics. I came across this one from the people at unSeminary. I started sending out summaries of my blog posts on Saturdays so this blog post caught my attention. It was fascinating and  the results definitely have made me think. This is something we will start doing at our church at some point. Here are a few interesting findings from the research.

The lost art of moment making.

Derek Jeter

A few days ago Derek Jeter came to a local college to speak to the student athletes and then do a public forum that evening. A friend of mine graciously gave me a pair of tickets. I took my youngest son. We waited over an hour in below freezing temps and it was well worth the wait. I don’t care if you hate the Yankees you have to respect Jeter. He played for the most demanding owner, in the most demanding city with the most demanding media coverage and he did more than survive he played a legendary career.

It was very interesting hearing him talk about his family, the final game, retirement plans. There was one thing that stood out to me and I have been thinking about it ever since he said it. Here is what he said:

Logos: Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.

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A couple of weeks ago I was preparing a message for our church.  I have always used Logos as a resource rather than a tool. In my study I would look up a passage in a commentary I own. The ability to search those commentaries and cut and paste into my notes was so helpful. I am always so amazed how quick I have all the information I need. I remember how tedious it was in Bible College working through books to look up the meaning of the word. We are truly spoiled today. The problem we face today is not having the time to search for the information we need. The problem we have today is having a tool that is powerful enough to aggregate great content. This is essentially what Logos does. It data mines content you own and gives you what is most applicable helping you in terms of speed and focus.