Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Innovate Thoughts - a few days later
(pic from Heredes Ribiero, my Miami brother from Flamingo Road Church)
Whew! What a run it has been! What a great team we have!
Major props to all of our artists who knocked it out of the park this week! I am so proud to be part of this awesome team. Especially our tech guys, Adam Callender and Mike Sill who put it so much time to get things to run smoothly. And our media men, Jeff Petersen, Ben Sanders, and Albert Martin. All awesome!
1. Guy Kawasaki challenged us to "make meaning" not "make money". Jason Miller and I agreed that in the church context it might mean to "make meaning not make attendance". I think back to the Suburban Legends series which wasn't necessarily a high marketing series, but attendance increased as Rob's messages hit home with meaning for people's lives.
2. Troy Grambling reminded me of two easy words that can be hard to live by "BE YOURSELF!" It's easy to look to another model of a person to be or a mentor, but ultimately God wants the best YOU and the best ME that we can be!
3. Hanging out with my buddy Heredes was as good as going to any session. Just hearing what God is doing in another location, especially with satellite churches like Flamingo Road Church, that is time well spent. Plus, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes are pretty much heaven on earth...
4. Scott Hodge taught me that like-ability is key to get people to listen to your message. Scott has that sort of Donald Miller factor which makes him real and likeable.