When Christians Do Vegas

Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal published an article I wrote about our church staff’s new experiment in leadership training.

Conference on Wheels

“Our Conference on Wheels”

James W. Miller

It was not when my staff first posted a Facebook picture of me napping in a megachurch stadium chair that I realized my Christian-conference-going days were numbered.

It was when I realized they had a whole album of these pictures.

I love conferences. In my early days of ministry, The National Youth Workers’ Convention changed the direction of my ministry and my preaching. I marveled the first time I stepped onto Willow Creek’s campus for a Leadership Summit, and I grew because of my first Purpose-Driven Church conference. I still love Catalyst and Orange. Reading this, I think I almost needed a conference intervention.

While I’d still recommend big conferences for ministry development, my staff and I have gone in a new direction. This year we loaded up a caravan of cars and drove four hours into Las Vegas….

Read the article here.

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