Tag: Conference

What questions do you have?

One of the best things I’ve learned from my friend and mentor Jim Wideman is the art of asking questions. I’ve learned that he is always asking questions and he has an expectation that other people are asking questions of him. The quickest way to disappoint him is to spend an hour with him and not asking anything.
I learned how the art of asking questions can completely transform your conference going experience. This week I’ll be at the Orange conference where over 6000 of the greatest leaders in ministry will be in one place. Sure, I’ll learn a lot by just being there. General sessions, breakouts and conversations along the way will be very informative, but if you think about it this is a very passive way to learn at a conference. A very important discipline is to ask yourself the question, “what do I want to learn this week? What answers or solutions do I need?” Chances are, the answers you’re looking for are everywhere around you, you just have to ask.

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Yard work, new year resolutions, conferences and the end of the world

I know a good blogger isn’t supposed to write blog posts apologizing for not blogging more. Supposedly it’s tacky. I was just afraid that some of the CMO readers thought that one of my resolutions for this year is to blog less. Oh contraire. The honest truth. I was pretty sure the end of the world was coming, so I just lost all motivation to blog. Now that I know we’re safe, at least until the Choctaw apocalypse prediction of 2017, I should be much more active on the old blog!

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My CPC thoughts

No, I didn’t attend CPC this year. I explained why here. However, I must say that I was keeping my finger on the pulse of the conference all last week. I was constantly following the CPC twitter hashtag, texting friends...

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A wireless conference

Yesterday I made an announcement via the KidzMatter weekly email blast. As many of you may know, the Illuminate Conference is making final preparations for the last stop in the 2011-2012 conference year. On February 18th,...

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Why I won’t be at CPC this week!

It’s a pretty simple reason and I have no regrets. Last Spring I was invited to be a part of CPC in 2012 and with a brand new little girl at the time of these events, we made the difficult choice of saying no. This is very...

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Illuminate comes to Austin

Today is Wednesday and the Austin Illuminate begins in three days. I’m so excited!!! We have over 50 churches from all over the state of Texas (and even one from Oregon) gathering at my home church this Saturday. Although...

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Illuminate Updates

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...

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