CPC Orlando Roundup – the essential list

If you didn’t come to CPC Orlando you missed it. It was fantastic. I thought I would put together a blog post that links to content about CPC Orlando from around the web.

Photos of CPC Orlando

Sam Luce

Why I’m Excited about CPC this year.
 First Night at CPC Orlando
Kidz Blitz
Wrapping Up CPC Orlando

Roger Fields

Beth Guckenberger Rocks CPC

Dale Hudson

A Secret Peek Inside The Church Tours at Children’s Pastor’s Conference (Pt.1)
A Secret Peek Inside The Church Tours at Children’s Pastor’s Conference (Pt.2)
A Secret Peek Inside The Church Tours at Children’s Pastor’s Conference (Pt.3)
Inside Notes from Children’s Pastor’s Conference Orlando Wednesday Night
Inside Notes from Children’s Pastor’s Conference Thursday Session with Reggie Joiner
Do You Recognize the Importance of 100 Little Details?

Matt Mckee

My First Time to the Children’s Pastors Conference and 5 Reasons You Should Come

Jonathan Cliff

Looking forward to CPC

Ryan Frank

Check out Tout
Day 2 at CPC 

Spencer Click

Why I’m going to CPC
CPC opening session
Breakout: Leading for the long haul 

Breakout – 8 traits you need to get and keep volunteer leaders
Breakout: Slammin’ Mid-week Experience

Justyn Smith

CPC Orlando 2012 Wrap Up

Andy Johnson

What I’m Doing at the Children’s Pastor’s Conference This Week
Top 10 Lessons Your Ministry Should NOT Learn from Disney
Dying to Self as a Leader to Kids

Anne Clay

Children’s Pastors’ Conference Overview
Rock Solid
Not a Picture but a Story


A conference created for Volunteers

My good friend Kenny invited me out to Austin Texas to be part of a training event for his volunteers and over the course of the next few weeks he decided to open it up to other churches as well. The result was a God idea. Kenny created an amazing opportunty for churches to take their volunteers to hear people you would normally have to fly to Orange or Kidmin Conference to hear. How cool would it be to take your volunteers to sit under Craig Jutila, Jim Wideman, Gina McClain, Jonathan Cliff, Matt Mckee, Amy Fenton Lee, Michael Chanley or Dan Scott.
The feedback Kenny got was sudden and overwhelming You can read about what he did herehere andhere. Essentially, the idea was to create an incredible experience for his volunteers at Gateway. How many times have you walked out of an incredible breakout at a national conference and said, “Wow! I wish all my volunteers had experienced that!” Unfortunately, most churches can’t provide a “national conference” experience for all the volunteers… unless that church brought the national conference to their volunteers. That’s what Illuminate is.

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, Gateway Church in Austin, TX will host Illuminate for the second time. I’m expecting 600-800 kidmin volunteers/staff for this incredible experience. The breakout and speaker lineup is amazing!

But wait… there’s more!

Illuminate is a huge blessing for kidmin volunteers in Central Texas. Why limit it to just Central Texas? Once all the content and program is developed, doing it again in a new location isn’t really that much work, right?

So on Saturday, August 27, 2011, Westwood Church in Birmingham, AL will host the first Illuminate Conference outside the great state of Texas. How exciting is that? We’ll pack in the same great stuff that made Illuminate successful in Texas, but serve it up Southern Style.

But wait… there’s even more!

Last year Kenny recorded every session and breakout of Illuminate. He intends to record every session and breakout from Birmingham and Austin in 2011 as well. So, what am I going to do with all this great video content? You guessed it. Illuminate is going online. I don’t have specific dates and details yet, but plans are underway and concrete dates will be set this summer. I truly believe in what is happening with Illuminate. I don’t know of any other experience of this magnitude focused at equipping volunteers. Not everyone can get to Austin or Birmingham… but this video content can help anyone, regardless of where they’re coming from.

This year for Illuminate, Kenny’s gathered some of the greatest minds in Kidmin: Jim Wideman, Sam Luce, Jonathan Cliff, Gina McClain, Dan Scott, Matt McKee, Amy Fenton Lee, Michael Chanley and more to be announced. That’s a Kidmin Powerhouse!

So, whether you live in Texas or Alabama (or within a couple ours of the locations) or whether you have a computer with high speed internet, plan to connect with Illuminate this Fall. It could be exactly what you’re volunteers need most. Stay tuned for more details soon.

I am super excited about this. I really think that Kenny is on to something bringing the national conference experience to the local church. Can’t wait for August and November! I hope to see y’all there.

Don’t hesitate. Click here to visit the illuminateconference.tv

Click here to follow Illuminate on twitter

Click here to visit Illuminate on facebook

YouTube Friday: Boom Boom Pow

As most of you know I like almost all types of music with a few exceptions one of those being rap. I don’t like rap and the only thing worse than rap is Christian Rap. It’s to happy to be rap. What makes Eminim so good is he always looks ticked off. I wonder if Fergie would make a good Youth Pastor? Found this on BagofNothing.com my good friend Jonathan Cliff sent me the link.

Boom Boom Peace!