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Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Media |

Work as Worship – Right Now Conference

Work as Worship – Right Now Conference

If you’re familiar with Right Now you’re probably aware of the conferences they host around the country for church leaders.  Thousands of Senior Pastors, Youth Pastors, Small Groups Pastors, Discipleship and Assimilation Pastors, and volunteer leaders gather together to Develop, Dream, Discuss, and Do. If you’re not familiar with them, Right Now was founded out of a sincere love for the Church as God’s vehicle to change the world.  From their website: Many people have become disillusioned with the church … this frustration is understandable, but needs to be addressed. The Bible is clear that the Church is God’s chosen tool for hope and change. To truly obey Scripture means to turn this disillusionment and frustration into a labor of love as we each look for ways to carry out the mission of the church. Their newest conference, Unleashed, is coming to Dallas November 2-4.  You can find out more at the Unleashed website. What you may not know is Right Now is also hosting a one day event...

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Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Blog, Media |

Paul Young Interview with Lifetree Cafe

Paul Young Interview with Lifetree Cafe

At the day two of the LifeServe Conference, we were treated to a lunch session sponsored by Lifetree Cafe.  Lifetree Cafe is a…  During this session we watched and discussed a very moving interview with Paul Young, author of the best selling book The Shack.  It was easy to see through this experience how Lifetree Cafe is being used to facilitate real, meaningful conversations with people from all walks of life.  Watch this video preview to get a glimpse into Paul Young and Lifetree Cafe.   Have you ever attended a Lifetree Cafe?  What was your experience? Take it to a deeper level: How would you describe your “shack”?...

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Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in Blog, Media |

Cognitive Surplus – Clay Shirky

Cognitive Surplus – Clay Shirky

The intersection of digital technology and human generosity has facilitated the creation of a new resource that Shirky calls cognitive surplus. Cognitive surplus is the ability of the world’s population to volunteer and to contribute and collaborate on large, sometimes global, projects. Cognitive surplus is made up of two things. The first, obviously, is the world’s free time and talents. The world has over a trillion hours a year of free time to commit to shared projects. The second is the media landscape in the 20th century. The media landscape in the 20th century was very good at helping people consume. And we got, as a result, very good at consuming. But now that we’ve been given media tools — the Internet, mobile phones — that let us do more than consume, what we’re seeing is that people weren’t couch potatoes because we liked to be. We were couch potatoes because that was the only opportunity given to us. We still like to consume, of course. But it turns...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Blog, Media |

Externally Focused Small Groups

Externally Focused Small Groups

While facilitating a Global Connections Leadership Community at Leadership Network, I had the opportunity a last year to spend time with Eric Swanson, Leadership Community Director for Leadership Network and author of books such as The Externally Focused Church and his latest To Transform a City. I asked Eric to talk about the importance of small groups in a church’s attempt to reach the community around them. Listen to what he...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Blog, Media |

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

I’ve posted this video before, but its worth watching again. If you’re looking for underlying principles for good ideas and innovation, watch this video from Steven Johnson and see what my transfer to your business or...

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