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Discount on eConnect Conference

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The eConnect Conference is going to be here before we know it!  In case you're not familiar with the Conference here are the key details that you need to know:

eConnect Conference

January 29-31, 2014

GROUP PUBLISHING HEADQUARTERS

LOVELAND, CO

You can get more details by clicking here.

I'm most excited to be able to share this special discount code with you for $50 off:

The code is:    SpecialOffer        (one word; case sensitive)

If you register by January 10th you will still get the early bird rate and get the cost down to just $149.  This event will be great for you to attend whether you know very little about technology or consider yourself an expert.  Group offers a very warm and conversational space for you to learn and engage with other ministry leaders about utilizing online tools for ministry purposes. I'm really looking forward to this event and hope to spend some time with you there!

Resource the Resourcers

I must confess that I’m cheap.  I like free and discounted things and I’m often looking for a good deal.  I have found through my stinginess that little value in these discounted items and the most valuable things almost always come at a significant cost. Churches are often the worst at looking for the discount or freebie as we are functioning on ministry budgets.  I get it!  I do it.  I regret it.

I’ve learned more recently about church resources such as curriculum and technology resources.  Our churches rely heavily on these resources and if we’re honest they save us a ton of time and money.  Imagine if you had to create your entire curriculum in house or manage your church database and finances on Excel.  These are valuable resources that we need to expand with more curriculums to be created and new technologies to be developed.

I understand being a good steward and before trying to negotiate a better price, consider how much time or money you are saving by using the resource in comparison to not using it.  In my experience I have yet to find anyone getting rich creating resources for the Church.  Even if someone does I will praise God for him or her as I’m guessing they’ve created a pretty incredible resource for the Church.

Here’s the reality to church resources: they need our resources so that they can create more and better resources.  It’s really pretty simple.

Here’s what I want to encourage you to do: next time you are signing up for a new account or purchasing a set of curriculum instead of negotiating a lower price simply thank them for creating the resource and ask them how you can help them get better.  When they get better, WE get better!  That’s far more valuable than saving $50/month.