5 tools I use at every conference.

Conference season is starting to start-up in earnest. To be effective in any situation you need to have the right tools. I am not the most handy person when it comes to construction and renovation. If I have learned anything over the past 15 years of home ownership it’s the right tools make all the difference.

Here are a few of the tools I use at every conference I attend.

Honored to be going to David C Cooks Tru Gathering again this year. I will be doing a workshop and will be part of the blogger team there. I so enjoyed my time at The Gathering last year the heart and the vision of the conference is so clear and so compelling.

Met tons of people for the first time last year and am looking forward to re-connecting with those people this year. If you are looking for a spiritually rich, intimate gathering of people obsessed with kids and family ministry I hope you will join me in May.

Date: May 6, 2015—May 8, 2015
Event: Join me at the Tru Gathering in Costa Mesa
Sponsor: David C Cook
(800) 708-5550
Venue: ROCKHARBOR Church
Location: 345 Fischer Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Gospel-Centered Counseling with Logos Bible Software

Logos is well-known for their incredible bible software. I have mentioned in other posts how easy it is to do a word search in Logos. The speed in which you can search commentaries and original languages is simply amazing. One of my favorite features they offer is the ability to get a jump-start in your study process by entering a word or scripture and Logos searches all your resources to give you everything you need to get started. Often times it’s that jump-start and clarity that get you going.

Something Logos offers that you might not be aware of is bible classes complete with video, additional reading,  and notes that allow you to follow along. For the purposes of a review on my blog Logos graciously gave me a copy of Elyse Fitzpatrick’s , Gospel-Centered Counseling on Logos Bible Software

Elyse delves deep into the importance of and practical aspects of Gospel Centered Counseling. No matter where you serve in your local church practical and spiritual this mobile education course in counseling and personal and professional development—build the fundamental character principles every growing and learning Christian must have. Elyse Fitzpatrick brings over 24 years’ of biblically-focused counseling to your education, helping you understand the importance of a rock-solid identity in Christ, and teaching you methods for imparting this knowledge to others.

I have listened to several of the videos already and have found them encouraging and practically helpful. Elyse not only gives you practical teaching she walks it through with you by discussing case studies.

Here is a short video of Elyse talking more about her class on the Logos Mobile Education platform.

A Christian Worldview isn’t enough?

I came across this article via twitter by Stephen Altrogge based on the idea that a Christian worldview isn’t enough for our kids. I then went on to read more of his articles which I enjoyed. So I am sure that my thoughts below are only clarifications, and our disagreements are mostly semantic in nature but I think the clarifications are helpful.

The past 10 years or so of children’s ministry have been marked by the conversation around family ministry. This conversation needs to be had and continues. I believe that families and churches getting on the same pages is key in the facing the next challenge together.  That challenge is a gospel worldview.