Many of you have already heard, but if you haven't, you'll want to register for the free online conference called The NINES by Leadership Network. This innovative conference has been the subject of several previous blogs and as always, I am grateful for the invitation to be a part.

Here's a very small snippet of what's in store as each leader shares an game changing moment for their leadership in ministry

  • Imagine having a lone gunman enter your church property on a Sunday morning and randomly firing into the crowd, killing two beautiful girls in your congregation. That was Pastor Brady Boyd's game-changer. Those few seconds of gunfire totally changed the future of New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

  • For Matt Carter, the game-changing moment came a few years back when he was diagnosed with cancer. It changed his whole outlook on life and ministry, and ultimately was a huge factor in the future direction at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX.

  • And when Brad Powell, the Senior Pastor at NorthRidge Church near Detroit found out that a family that had been attending his church had been brutally murdered just weeks after they gave their lives to Christ, it forever changed the way that Brad viewed the urgency of the message he shares each week.

  • For Rick Bezet of New Life Church in Conway, AR, it was when 'the light came on' as to how New Life could actually be good at reaching the lost.

  • For Wayne Cordeiro of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, HI, the game changer was when he figured out that sometimes you have to say 'no'... even to the people you love.

  • For Miles McPherson of The Rock Church in San Diego, the game-changing realization that he had more ministry potential in the seats of his church than he did on the staff of his church took The Rock to a whole different level!

  •  For Mark Beeson at Granger Community Church in Granger, IN, the game-changing moment was when he determined how he would deal with the critics in his life and ministry.

I really think this years conference is going to be unbelievable.