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back from florida

Ok, I could have blogged last week but the simple truth is … I didn’t want to. Well, actually, I had things I wanted to blog about but I didn’t want to take the time to do it.

I spent last week in Orlando at the National New Church Conference. It’s a gathering of all kinds of nutty people — people who have started a new church or who are considering doing so. Either way, you’re a bit nutty.

It’s hard to describe the conference’s atmosphere, or mojo as the Seattle crowd would say. Electric. Passionate. Creative. Risky. It was either the Holy Spirit or the air conditioning, but I felt more than a few tingles.

Speakers included Mark Driscoll from Mars Hill in Seattle, Gene Appel from Willow Creek, Ed Stetzer, Dave Ferguson from Naperville, Larry Osbourne from North Coast, and a dude from Walt Disney Co.

There were about 100 people there who were connected to Stadia. I got to visit with Marcus Bigelow, Stadia’s president and the guy who ignited my calling to plant churches.

All in all, it was an outstanding week.

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  • Dan says:

    I was in Orlando also. It was awesome. Still digesting back here in Milwaukee. Still ave to type up my notes for a presentation to our church on Monday night.

    Driscoll and Dave Nelson from K2 and Steve Andrews from Kensington had the biggest impact on our group.

    Sorry I didn’t meet you. I lived in San Diego in the ’80s.

    I’ve put some of my thoughts already on my blog —

    God bless.

    — Dan