Thoughts from the ATL

Thursday, March 01, 2007 1 clicked here to leave a comment
We just got back from a conference at a cool church outside of Atlanta called Mountain Lake. We took fifteen NLCers, making us the largest group there - thanks for going, guys!

(Note, I HATE conferences and only go when I think there is real value...they can easily become places where non-practitioners spew impractical stuff and attending pastors compare the size of their...well, you know).

But this one is cool. The church is not THAT much bigger than we are and so the issues they are wrestling with are relevant to us. Our guys are not blown away by the size and complexity of the operation, but rather see next steps for us.

Lots of sessions and workshops, but there was one key takeaway for me. One speaker, Ed Stetzer, said something to this effect: "Don't waste time preaching something unless it is only made possible by Christ's death on the cross."

In other words, stuff like "Three Ways To Become a Great Boss"...or "Steps for Becoming A Great Parent" - all that sort of stuff - if it is not tied to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, is useless.

Great reminder to me and to our other teachers here - center everything in Christ, his life and work.

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  • Peter said...

    Greetings from wwwaaaayyyy back in Arrow/DMin! Great to review what you are now doing via the website and blog.

    Re: "One speaker, Ed Stetzer, said something to this effect: "Don't waste time preaching something unless it is only made possible by Christ's death on the cross." In other words, stuff like "Three Ways To Become a Great Boss"...or "Steps for Becoming A Great Parent" - all that sort of stuff - if it is not tied to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, is useless."

    Great quote above, Tod; I'll be praying that vision would be fully realized in you at NLC. Keep up the good work. Keep in touch. Peter J. Grant www.previsionpartnership.org

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