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    CPC Day 2. My thoughts so far.

    We are part way through day two of CPC. At this point we have had 2 general sessions, 2 breakouts and 2 meals. So, what are my thoughts so far? First, if you have never been to a large ministry related event, then you will have to take my word for this, but there is just something about be surrounded by hundreds, maybe even thousands of people who share the same passion as you do. Imagine a college football game. That is a great example of a collection of people with the same passion. When you go to such a game you will be surrounded by people who love football…

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    Minister From the Overflow

    Yesterday I sat in staff meeting and Pastor said something that kinda struck me. He was talking about personal Bible study and how we should set up our daily schedules to ensure plenty of time for it. He then went on to say that MOST PEOPLE IN MINISTRY DON’T DO ENOUGH OF IT. He acknowledged that most of us spend plenty of time in preparation for a given message/lesson/small group study, but he contends that this is not enough. I would tend to agree. In Matthew 6:33 Jesus said, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” In the…

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    Are Big, National Conferences Worth It?

    Each year there are a number of large, national conferences for people who minister to children or youth. These conferences offer experts in the field sharing timely information that can help us all take out ministries to the next level. There is little doubt that ANY children’s or youth worker will benefit from attending one of these conferences. The problem is that they are also expensive. Your looking at hundreds of dollars per person just for registration. Then there is the added cost of travel, lodging and food. An individual could easily spend $1000 or more to attend such an event. That brings up the question, “it is worth it.”…

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    Countdown to CPC. T- 7days

    One week from today I will be heading to the premier event for those that lead children’s ministry. It is such a God thing that I am even able to go. Let me share the story that got me there. CPC Orlando is held about 20 minutes from my home. As such It seemed like a no brainer as the conference to go to. Yet, I had never been. As I looked into going this year I realized that there was no way I could afford it. Even without the cost of travel and lodging to worry about it was still more that I could afford. As a volunteer children’s…