Why You Might Experience Serious Regret this Thursday

Why You Might Experience Serious Regret this Thursday

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Which conference is the greatest?

Tomorrow I will go into more detail about why I think Orange Conference is unique but today I want to touch on something that I have noticed out there I call “conference supremacy.” It seems in my experience that some conference goers feel that the conference they attend is the only conference that should be out there. I disagree wholeheartedly. I may have a conference or conferences that I prefer, I however am grateful at the many options out there.

Cliff and I had a conversation the other day about how cool it was that there were so many options of conferences and how each one is unique in its own way. He wrote a great blog post about it today.

The one conference he doesn’t mention that I will be at this year is Napkin –

What makes Napkin unique

1. It’s put on my a local church. I am a huge believer in the local church.
2. Every single speaker currently serves on the staff of a local church
3. Napkin is about making big ideas a reality.
4. The format is smaller and fosters a collaborative feel
5. I have known Pastor Benny for 15 years and respect the heck out of him.
6. I get to meet Dave “The Legend” Wakerley. Very excited.

Cliff is much smarter than I am so instead of trying to duplicate what he said here is the link to his post today.

 

Soapbox: Sons or Fathers?

I have been thinking this for past few weeks. One of the things I think social media and technology does is create the “next biggest thing” mentality in each of us. Google+ came out it looks very cool like it could be the next big thing. Blogs and social media are great where I think we need to take pause is how we look at those people who are the “next big thing”  I think we make the mistake of trying to learn from sons when we should be learning how to father sons from fathers.

What I mean by that is this. With the new dawn of social media Sons are bursting on the scene everywhere but behind every son is a father. Sons carry the DNA of their fathers but a son can’t tell you how to raise a son to be a man. I know that there are lots of people who want to be “Christian Famous.” I don’t. I would rather have natural and spiritual sons who do more in this life than I ever will. We are never going to see our world transformed if we are more into ourselves than we are into reaching and teaching sons to be fathers.

I don’t know everything there is to know about kids ministry or leadership but I know enough to know that what I do know comes from the Fathers in my life.