It’s been a few months since I’ve posted anything about Illuminate, so I thought I’d catch everyone up. It’s truly been a wild and exciting ride this year.

The Austin event is just 11 days away. I’m expecting about 500 kidmin folks to converge on the Gateway Church campus on November 12th and it’s going to be amazing. I’ve got a stellar line-up of speakers. Check it out:

  • Jim Wideman
  • Sam Luce
  • Michael Chanley
  • Gina McClain
  • Dan Scott
  • Amy Fenton Lee
  • Jonathan Cliff
  • Matt McKee
Incredible, huh? I’ll be doing a lot of extra work around the Austin event to prepare for Illuminate Online.

Illuminate Online? What’s that? Well, obviously most of you who are reading this can’t really participate in Illuminate because it’s a regional event and you don’t live close enough. Illuminate is the answer to that. It’s going to be the online version of the Illuminate Conference. There you’ll get access to all kinds of video content, downloadable resources as well as an electronic version of the Illuminate Conference book. Every conference attendee gets a 42 page conference book chock full of great ministry articles. The electronic version is a beefed up version of the same book, but available for free at Illuminate Online. Look for Illuminate Online to go live sometime in January.

Oh, and don’t forget about Nashville. February 18th is the date of our final conference of the 2011-2012 year being held at Long Hollow Baptist just north of Nashville. I spent a few days in Tennessee last week and I must say that there is a lot of excitement around this Nashville event. I spent time in Nashville, Knoxville and Memphis and I’m really excited about the momentum building for this event. Woo hoo!

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Prayer Requests:
  • There are a lot of details that still need to come together for our Austin event
  • The website went down for 10 days last week, so pray that we wont’ have any more issues around registration
  • I have a baby due on the 27th of November. I’m grateful for her to come at any time, but if she can wait until after Nov. 12th, that would be fantastic!