Here are some pics that don't do the conference justice. I sat in the "horn" section on Friday. We were all given horns to join a Guiness Book of World Records for largest symphony! Last year they had the world's largest pillow fight (you can see it on youtube).
The camel was given to John Maxwell, Christian leadership author for a lifetime achievement recognition. Two years ago they gave Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, a cow. It was an unexpectedly "cool" moment!
“If Jesus had a church in Simi Valley, mine would be bigger. People would leave his church to attend mine because I call for an easier commitment.”
Francis Chan(Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA)
I learned that the purpose of influence is to speak up for those who have no influence. - Rick Warren
Most of the time, the church is known for what it’s against and I intend to change that. I want the church to be known for what it is for. - Rick Warren
A practical atheist is one who believes God exists but behaves as though he does not. As pastors, sometimes we believe God exists but we do ministry as though he does not. - Craig Groeshchel
“It’s not so much about what I need to do in leading my church, it’s more about who I need to be.” Francis Chan
http://www.catalystspace.com/catablog/?m=200710 (October 4th - 8th)
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