Monday, June 08, 2009

Blogging from Annual Conference #1

After a late arrival on Saturday night (in which our kids practiced their "No Sleep 'til Lakeside" attitude) and a Sunday of fun and relaxation, it's time for Conference.

This morning I met Daniel and Rob for a run - and we got to see the beautiful Lakeside sunrise before the run.

After the run and cleanup, it was time for the Conference. I showed up at Hoover for a while, but I decided that the Internet Cafe would be a more comfortable place in which to experience much of the morning's agenda.

Our morning's speaker, Rev. Junius Dotson (who gave a shout-out to his West Ohio Facebook friends) brought a message about including touching our struggle for relevance. He opened talking about coming from Houston to Kansas and the difficulty he had with the weather. He came dressed for Houston and got... cold. This was a great transition into this statement:

Many of us are dressing for where we were 15 years ago? if we don?t get our act together, we are going to freeze to death, and the church is going to get left behind.

We'll see how things go from here...

1 comment:

Rudy said...

Even if it gets political, just remember our course is not set by any council or denomination. We follow the risen Christ who "is heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being (essence), sustaining all things by his powerful word." Not a bad guy to follow if you ask me.