There is power in observation.
If you’re a part of this blog community, chances are good that you appreciate the benefits of reading. On this site, you’ll read about guest services, read about processes, read about how to move people from connected to committed.
And reading is a good thing. You can process your thoughts while reading, take notes – written or mental – while reading, and chart a forward course while reading.
But there is huge power in observing. Whereas reading introduces you to principles, observing gives you a front row seat to reality. When I observe a process, I have roughly 405% more “aha” moments that when I simply read about a process.
That’s why we’re really excited to roll out a regular series of events called Weekenders. At the Summit, part of our vision is to equip churches as those churches equip the saints for the work of the ministry. We want to give you tools you can use to get moving. If nothing else, we want to help you avoid some of the roadblocks we’ve encountered along the way.
Weekenders give you the opportunity to sit in on a Connections Ministry event and then debrief that event in real-time. You’ll get to see how we train volunteers for our First Impressions teams, how we walk people through our newcomers event called Starting Point, and how all of those pieces of the puzzle fit together.
The best part about Weekenders is that they’re absolutely free. You take care of travel, food, and lodging, but we’ll roll out the red carpet for you while you’re on site. The only catch? Weekenders only happen a few times per year, and space is crazy limited. We only have room for 6-7 people per event.
Our next round of Weekenders starts next month: the Starting Point Weekender happens on June 11, and the First Impressions Weekender happens June 25. Both are on Saturday afternoon / evening with an optional Sunday morning stayover.