There are two events coming up in the next two weeks that I am really looking forward to. The first is a local event, “Doing Church in the Burbs” this Thursday, February 22nd at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Naperville. CCC and four other great churches (Wheatland-Salem United Methodist, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Grace Pointe and Crossroads) are co-sponsors. “Doing Church In The Burbs” and will feature Gene Appel Lead Pastor of Willow Creek – South Barrington, IL and his two main sessions will be “How To Change Your Church Without Killing It” and “How To Change Your Church Without it Killing You”. There is also an great line-up of workshops including Lyle Schaller, Rick Richardson and Ed Bahler. Our goal is to get area church leaders and staff together while providing them some great training. If you are interested in getting more information or register call 630.388.5101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other event that I am totally pumped about happens next week, February 26 & 27 – ChurchPlanters.com Conference! In just the second year of the conference they have over 500 people registered and it is sold out! I’ll be doing a main session; but check out the rest of the line-up: Ed Stetzer, Perry Noble, Matt Carter, Shawn Lovejoy, David Putnam and more. I just found out they are planning a dinner for all of the speakers; so I’ll get a chance to hangout with these guys and pick their brains…gotta love it!