Speaking at the Future of the Church Summit

I'm excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Future of the Church Summit in Loveland, Colorado this October! This has been an event that has intrigued me since I first heard about it and I'm excited to be participating alongside of my Dad. The event will be very conversational in nature and I would love for you to join me as we dream about the great opportunities ahead for the future of the church. 

Here are some of the things you will learn at the events:

  • Current trends in faith and religion in America

  • Why church attendance is declining and what can be done to reverse the trend

  • Different models for being the church

  • New approaches to ministry to reach the people not attending your church

The event is being held at Group Publishing's headquarters in Loveland, Colorado and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been with an incredible view of the mountains. I would sure love to see you there! To learn more about the event click the link below.

Craig Groeschel at the Global Leadership Summit

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Craig Groeschel is the Senior Pastor at in Oklahoma City.  He is an incredible leader and visionary that I have followed for many years and always look forward to hearing him speak.  Here are my notes from his session at this year's Global Leadership Summit:

Bridging the Generation Gap Older Generation- don't resent, fear, judge the next generation, believe in them God values maturity... if you're not dead, you're not done Invest your maturity in those who come behind you You do not just delegate tasks to the next generation, because that creates followers Delegate authority because that creates leaders Embrace the season that you are in, be yourself Know that for the younger generation authenticity trumps cool Psalm 71:18 For those in the Younger Generation- you need those in the older generation more than you know 1 word that describes 20 somethings in workplace- Entitled Because you feel entitled you overestimate what you can do in the short run, but underestimate what you can do in a lifetime of faithfulness Mark 6:4-6 Somehow because of the lack of honor and faith it limited what Jesus could do Honor values others, dishonor devalues them. Respect is earned, but honor is given. For the generations to work together, it must be intentional.  It does not happen by accident. How? 1)    create ongoing feedback loops (ex. reviews message with younger and older) 2)    create specific mentoring moments- don't try to copy what they do, learn how they think 3)    create opportunities for significant leadership development

Here are links to my Notes from the other speakers at the 2012 Summit:


Bill Hybels


Jim Collins


Condoleeza Rice