I agree with Cynthia Ware in that the traditional church conference will be the past while The Idea Camp is “A taste of things to come.” Your thoughts? HT: Cynthia Ware, thedigitalsanctuary.org
I am still digesting The Idea Camp that Charles Lee spawned masterfully this last week. Imagine several hundred innovative, creative and passionate believers with a heart to show mercy on our world gathering to not only express ideas but to create solutions. Go to http://theideacamp.ning.com/ to get a login and begin networking with filmmakers, activists, church leaders, and business leaders. Thanks to Charles for an amazing and catalyzing event! Twitter seems to be an amazing tool to connect and stay connected. In a class of 30, Cynthia Ware reminded me in an article on her blog that only one person out of that group was NOT on twitter.com! Cynthia, who invited me to facilitate a workshop on social media has a list of the twitter peeps gathering on her site today. What a privelige to work with her and to be energized by the conversation about how these tools are working and to help trouble shoot some problems with a couple after the session. (Twitter ID: Cynthia is @cynthiaware and I am @rkweblog ) With innovation, change becomes a way of life. In today’s culture we as Christians have to be willing to innovate and collaborate more than ever. As a church leader, I know how that can be hard. But, I also see the potential to reach people with the message and love of…
I must be sure to let you know about The Idea Camp coming up in just a week or so in Irvine, CA. Unlike most conferences, the participants together make the expert, rather than talking heads who tell you what to do. This new kind of thinking seems to be a better way to learn best practices in a think-tank format not too unlike the cre:ate conference I attend each year. This conference is truly open source–free admission, user participation and collaborative. Cynthia Ware, an author, blogger and speaker on technology and innovation in ministry invited me to co-moderate a discussion with her on participatory social media and the church–Saturday, February 28. To read about our session go here and be sure to sign up on the site to let us know you are participating! Also please click over to The Digital Sanctuary, Cynthia has a blog post about the event. Hope to see you at the “un”-conference in Irvine! You going?