I wanted to fill you in on a few new/upcoming resources and conferences that might interest you… I’m pretty excited about several of these things… The first one is a chance to get a new book for free…
some things to see
Finding the younger unchurched. Lost and Found: The Younger Unchurched and the Churches that Reach Them by Ed Stetzer, Richie Stanley, and Jason Hayes has finally been released! (I’ll be reviewing it when I get the chance.) While the book is not particularly about college ministry, it’s certainly close enough to be worth a look.
They announced to the Threads list that you could download the entire book as an ebook for FREE simply by signing up for their mailing list, so I’d encourage you to get on that. Who knows how long that link will stay up.
And the book itself is only $12 at Amazon (I went ahead and bought it ’cause I like underlining and making margin notes).
A blog worth subscribing. Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders, says he was recently convinced to start blogging, and that’s a wonderful thing. Find it here.
some things to do
Upcoming for the SBC. The Southern Baptist Convention continues to have a relatively impressive number of annual opportunities for college ministry training and gathering. If you’re involved in that denomination, whether in campus-based or church-based college ministry, I’d encourage you to familiarize yourself with this year’s events – including the once-every-three-years Collegiate Summit, a gathering for all SBC college ministers. (Sadly, far too few people inside the denomination are even aware of these events, or aware of their quality. Really – they’re quality.)
Upcoming for church-based ministers. Chuck Bomar and the peeps at College Leader are holding several one-day regional training events this year! This is definitely good news, and I’m hoping to make one of them if I can. Only the Southern California event (at Saddleback) is scheduled so far (March 31st), so stay tuned to their page for more dates.
Upcoming for everybody. Tim Elmore just opened registration for this year’s National Leadership Forum, June 25th and 26th in Atlanta. I attended this last year, and it was phenomenal. And I couldn’t be more excited about this year’s theme… to see that theme and the other details, check it out.
Coming (but later). Since we’re on the topic, two other conferences to think about are…