I love conferences I think because I like to learn new things. Only thing is, I've been to a lot of conferences that I seem to not remember a whole lot from even when I take good notes. I like the the idea of trying to work on a couple or three things, so I thought I'd think back to yesterday and pick 3 things that I felt I learned or was reminded of:
1. Personal spiritual momentum is fueled by greater amounts of time spent in your area of giftedness. (Andy Stanley) This is huge for me. I think I'm in a season right now where personal walk and using my gifts are lining up well. I can look back to dry spells when I wasn't using my gifts as I should. Now to help others do the same thing.
2. Never sacrifice your relationship with Jesus at the altar of doing ministry. (Craig Groeschel) There will be busy seasons, but make sure you are proactive enough to schedule recovery time.
3. Your people need your leadership gift more than they need what you can do. (Andy Stanley) For those of us charged to lead people, this is a kick in the head. I often get trapped in the doing of things and then don't have time to lead the teams I'm leading. Delegating by giving people authority (not tasks) helps us to develop the leaders around us.
If you were there and have one to share, feel free.
MAJOR HIGHLIGHT: Got to hang out with Steve Fee and Matt Adkins from Fee. VERY COOL GUYS.