“Definitely a home run!” sums up the overall reaction of attendees at this past week’s MinistryCom Conference in Phoenix. The second annual conference hosted speakers from all over the globe who were brought together to share insight into the increasingly complex world of communication. Our very own Brad Abare spoke at the conference giving a workshop entitled “Return to Sender”. We also hosted the first ever CFCC Get Together, featuring a few folks from the Church Marketing Lab talking it up with Brad over lunch.
So if you didn’t make it out to Phoenix, we’ve done the next best thing for you: compile a list of links to check out blog postings about this past week’s MinistryCom conference. And if you did make it out, relive the memories by posting your thoughts.
From what we’ve read so far, it was a huge success and has made an impact in so many lives. Read on and feel free to jump into the conversations.
- Tony Morgan provides us with a play by play of his days at the conference with quotes and notes galore. He might be one of those guys you wish you sat next to in Brit Lit!
- Mark Batterson on Thursday morning (September 7th) spoke about using emerging technologies for a relevant audience.
- Kem Meyer outlined eight principles for reaching your internal audience on Thursday afternoon.
- During a Friday morning breakout session Kem Meyer offered true to life tips on communicating so you are heard.
- Tim Schraeder, a self-proclaimed crazy note-taker, writes a detailed, insightful and thought-provoking rendition of the conference. There are 10 conference-related posts on his blog along with speaker bios and external links to their sites. Here are a few exceptionally memorable entries:
- Kirk Longhofer gives us a more “processed” summary, with interpretation and analysis:
- Shawn Wood offers his general thoughts and specific reflections on is it a tool or just cool.
- Dawn Nicole Baldwin, who helped with some of the behind the scenes work, offers her wrap-up. It’s the closest thing you’ll get to an inside MinistryCom blog post.
- Finally, you can vicariously experience some MinistryCom nightlife with Mark Batterson’s post about fancy dining.