I cannot believe it’s been FIVE YEARS!
This morning I got a notification from Facebook of a TimeHop that brought me back and made me a little nostalgic.
A group of 35-40 pastors gathered around a table to simply share ideas and encourage one another 5 years ago today. We called it Idea Day.
Over the last few years we’ve been blessed to host a good number of these collaborative “idea shares” around the country. Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennial ministers sitting with one another sharing the greatest ideas they’ve implemented, successes they’ve experienced, and failures they’ve endured in life and ministry.
For some Idea Day has become an annual event to gather new ideas and fresh perspective as they enter a new year of possibilities. Seeking no agendas, just ideas, they come.
For others Idea Day is a dangerous gathering of non-traditionalists who are actively corrupting the final remnant of the true church. Filled with fear, and 2nd-hand misinformation, they criticize.
For me Idea Day has become the time I get to see my friends. Yes, I always come away with a new idea or two. But this is not why I love Idea Day and continue to attend each event.
Ministry can get lonely, and ministerial friends can become rare indeed. Idea Day has introduced me to some of my dearest friends in the world! The men and women Heather & I have met at Idea Day have been the most authentic, godly, and gracious people we’ve ever known. Honestly, for me, Idea Day is now more about the relationships than the ideas.
I cannot wait until next week! The Idea Day Summit is the most exciting and extensive event we’ve ever hosted as a group.
6:30-8:30 – Keynote: Dr. Thom Rainer
This 2-hour service will be a truly memorable event filled with powerful worship, strategic prayer, and a keynote presentation from Dr. Thom Rainer.
8:00-4:30 – Idea Day
With 2 Roundtable Conversations, 4 Coaching Sessions, and 1 Panel Discussion taking place in each of the scheduled time slots – this event is going to have more content than any previous event in our short history.
Though we’ve already received a record number of registered delegates for this event there is still room to come. We’ve strategically structured the event, rented large tents, and added space in order to accommodate the crowds. Again, there is still a place for you. Come and sit in the back, take a few notes, see it for yourself, and walk away with a few practical ideas and an informed understanding of what is actually taking place at these Idea Days. You may discover that the God you love and serve is actually the one behind this whole thing.
Register at http://ideaday.net/summit/summit-2019