Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Nines Conference Today

Don’t miss the Nines Conference today. Leadership Network asked some of the church’s greatest communicators: “If you had nine minutes to talk one-on-one with thousands of church leaders, what is the one thing that you would tell them? The result is a series of passionate and personal messages that will help you and your church navigate into the future.

So far, there are over 9,000 people registered. If you haven’t registered (it’s free), I think you still can HERE

Someone leaked the preliminary speakers and their time slots last night. According to this schedule I’ll be on 2:00 p.m. (CST).

Here’s the schedule (all times CST):

9AM — Troy Gramling, Mark Beeson, Anne Jackson, Dave Ferguson, Scott Hodge

10AM — Perry Noble, Stacy Spencer

11AM — Dino Rizzo, Nancy Beach, Steven Furtick, Reggie McNeal

12PM — Craig Groeschel, Leonard Sweet, Greg Surratt, Jon Tyson

1PM — Margaret Feinberg, Larry Osborne, Matt Carter, Pete Wilson

2PM — Neil Cole, Reggie Joiner, JD Greear

3PM — Mark Batterson, Dan Kimball, Mark DeYmaz

4PM — Jud Wilhite, Brian McLaren, Bob Roberts, Rick McKinley, John Ortberg

5PM — Alan Hirsch, John Bishop, Toby Slough, Ed Stetzer

6PM — Mark Driscoll, Darrin Patrick, Brad Powell

7PM — Darrin Whitehead, Brian Bloye

8PM — Eric Bryant, Nancy Ortberg, Rick Warren

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EROPPER said...

How do you promote a conference with mega-church (lets build a personal empire) people in it?????
It would seem to clash with the organic Church principles you write about and promote.......
Just offense intended.....

p.s. I live in the same community as Perry Noble........and have visited/studied/read them's not pretty....

Neil Cole said...

I may not agree with everyone but we are on the same team! We are all in process of learning and I am not opposed to others who land in a different place as myself. My own ideas are not at all threatened by the ideas of others. Who knows, perhaps my comments and involvement may actually lead others toward a more missional incarnational approach to church?

I personally think that when we all form teams based on ideology rather than the Gospel the church is broken into schisms and loses a great deal of credibility in its witness.

EROPPER said...

good thoughts here Neil, You have given me more to think about....... thanks for your response.....

Anonymous said...

Please define 'Spiritual Entrepreneur'. Because that sounds to me like 'The Gospel is my Cash'.
And with the list of 'Spiritual Entrepreneurs' at this conference, Cash Cow fits perfectly.

Neil Cole said...

Hmm, Well Im glad to take a shot at defining a "spiritual entrepreneur," but such a word is not in the blog post you commented on. While the word entrepreneur does typically associate with business enterprise, it isn't exclusively found there. It is also meaning taking risk in innovation and enterprise. The apostolic gift is quite entrepreneurial in that way, but usually a true apostle is not wealthy but distributes to others.

Neil Cole said...

P.S. I personally despise a prosperity gospel which is really not another gospel at all.