I’m kind of a collaborative individual. It’s just the way I like to work. I love to get in a room and discuss plans, strategy and implantation with smart people. Our pastoral team (Jason, Fred, Steve & Myself) succeeds when we are able to share ideas, dissect those ideas, challenge those ideas and then detail the implementation of those ideas. From our passion for creativity and new ideas sprang the event we are calling… The Idea Day.
I’m a young pastor and need fresh ideas.
On Tuesday, January 21 we will be hosting our first annual Idea Day.
It’s a day to share ideas.
If you are a young pastor or church planter and could use some fellowship and fresh ideas, then consider coming out for the day.
I’ve already invited about 10-12 guys who have told me they are coming. This allows for another 15 guys who would be able to come out and join this round-table discussion in order to share the best ideas that they have seen work in church over the past 12 months. Again, the primary purpose of the day is to gain and share ideas with likeminded ministers, the second purpose is to have a bit of fellowship.
What makes this day unique is our format. The format will not be like a typical conference. There will be no speakers or sessions. There will be 7 Idea Presentations that will last only 15 minutes. They will be presented from 7 different ministry leaders from 7 different churches. The following 40 minutes will be for dedicated to questions, clarifications, discussion & creative brainstorming on that topic.
We will be avoiding philosophical and controversial topics and focusing in on specific areas of practical ministry. Topics such as church growth, assimilation, small groups, evangelism methods, church management systems, building givers, recruiting volunteers, hiring staff, etc.
I already have a good group of guys that are coming and I’d love to have you there. Would you be interested? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Like I said, there is room for 15 more guys until we are full.
Here is a tentative schedule for the day:
Tuesday, January 21
8:30 – Continental Breakfast (Provided at SHBC, by SHBC)
9:00 – Idea Presentation #1 – Breaking Growth Barriers (Pastor A)
9:15 – Idea Discussion
10:00 – Idea Presentation #2 – Recruiting Volunteers (Pastor B)
10:15 – Idea Discussion
11:00 – Idea Presentation #3 – Assimilation & Retention (Pastor C)
11:15 – Idea Discussion
12:00 – Lunch (Provided at SHBC, by SHBC)
1:00 – Idea Presentation #4 – Small Groups (Pastor D)
1:15 – Idea Discussion
2:00 – Idea Presentation #5 – Increasing your Finances (Pastor E)
2:15 – Idea Discussion
3:00 – Idea Presentation #6 – Hiring Staff (Pastor F)
3:15 – Idea Discussion
4:00 – Idea Presentation #7 – Building Leaders (Pastor G)
4:15 – Idea Discussion
5:00 – Dinner (On Your Own)
We have scheduled this event on a tuesday because we believe that will give you enough time to get out to Las Vegas and back in time for your mid-week meeting.
I would encourage you to bring a staff member or two. I have learned in my short time here that the most creative ideas come from my pastoral team and not from me. Since we are not really discussing philosophical and controversial ideas and focusing solely on practical ministry, I thought it would behove us to include some staff. So, come alone or bring whomever you’d like.
There is no cost to this event at all. However, if you’d like to buy me a coffee sometime I’m not going to scream.
If it works out for you to come, great! If this isn’t really your thing, that’s fine too. I’m just glad to be your friend and in this “Serving Jesus” thing together!
To register fro this event, contact me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org