Good Idea. Now What? (Charles Lee)


The church is often organizations of inspiration.

Ideas are impotent without action.

2 kinds of people when it comes to ideas:

  1. Idea lovers
  2. Idea makers

An idea from God will haunt you for the rest of your life if you don’t do something about it.

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Going At It Alone (Matt Summerfield)


A person trying to make it on there own is an accident waiting to happen. – Howard Hendricks

The way God has created us is that we need a close walk with other people in addition to our walk with God.

Adam and Eve were created to be helpers for each other.

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Pre-Conference: Creative Teaching (Johnny Rogers)


This is the first in a series of live blogs from the 2013 CM Leaders Conference. In this session Johnny Rogers from World Outreach Church discusses effective storytelling in children’s ministry.

4 Questions Every Ki Asks

1. What’s the point?

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10 Reasons to Attend the CM Leaders Conference

If you haven’t heard, the CM Leader’s Conference is coming to the sunny tropical hilly accessible Columbus, Ohio area again this year.  CM Leaders is put on by INCM, the fine folks who bring you CPC.  This is the 2nd year for CM Leaders, and it’s time once again for my top ten reasons to attend the conference.

1. The Unique Style

Presentations at CM Leader’s are all done from the main stage in a TED style format.  This is unique in today’s conference world, but it provides a unique opportunity for learning and for discussing each presentation with others at the conference.

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CM Leaders – Phil Vischer

Are we painting a picture of Christianity that captures Kid’s interest?

Modernity leads to fewer needs and less purpose.

What does a life following Jesus look like to our kids?

The Christianity of my childhood seemed like something that would keep you out of trouble. It did not seem exciting.

We are hungry for something “bigger,” something “beyond.”

We are hungry for transcendence – especially our kids!

We don’t want to live in a world where there is nothing behind the curtain.

Where do our kids go if the world takes faith away?

What if kids aren’t longing for too much? What if we are settling for too little?

Language is powerful.

People have redefined the word faith.

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CM Leaders – Sam Luce

We have to be constantly recalibrating our lives back to the Gospel.

Jesus is everything.

Our kids need people who will lay down their lives for the people they are leading.

Why don’t we release leaders more?

  1. We want fans more than we want sons.
  2. We get caught up in who gets the credit rather than who gets the glory.
  3. We get caught up in building our own kingdom.

God has not called us to be tweeters of the gospel but to make disciples.

You don’t lead by trying to protect something.

Do you want the people around you to outshine you?

God is interested in our obedience more than he is interested in our success.

When we understand that Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, everything in our life has meaning – because of him.

We have to provide environments that allow people to fail.

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