Notes & Recap from #OC15

I thoroughly enjoyed my time helping cover The Orange Conference last week.  It is always a pleasure to be a part of a conference and help elevate the experience through Social Media.  I was blown away by these sketches drawn by William Warren of The Sketch Effect, who created topical summaries of each speaker. Check these out!

ANDY STANLEY

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JIM BURNS

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JIM MELLADO

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JON ACUFF AND KRISTEN IVY

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JON ACUFF

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JUD WILHITE

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KARA POWELL

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PERRY NOBLE

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REGGIE JOINER

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RYAN LEAK

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JEFF HENDERSON

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JEANNE STEVENS

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TOM SHEFCHUNAS

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And here’s a great wrap-up video to highlight the entire experience:

If you missed it, make sure to join us next year!

YouTubesday: #HouseofCards Parody

I thought I’d bring back an old series that I use to do here on the blog called “YouTubesday” — where I share some of my favorite videos of the week.

This week I’ll share 2 videos that I found pretty hilarious.

Sesame Street recently made a parody of House of Cards. Brilliant.

And … Greg Stier was on COPS?

I interviewed Greg Stier recently for an episode of This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast (which will air this Thursday…) and I actually stumbled across this video online. Hilarious!

Video: This Week in Youth Ministry Podcast

I’m excited to be able to launch my brand-new Youth Ministry podcast next week (Launching Thursday, February 19th!) and we came up with a quick little whiteboard animation video to celebrate!  Check it out and please spread the word to your friends about the podcast.  I interview Mark Oestreicher, Jeremy Lee, Tony Nolan, and Greg Stier in our first few episodes!  And don’t forget to enter our BIG giveaway for the GoPro!

ALS #ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE

Over the last 2 weeks the ALS #IceBucketChallenge has gone viral. You’ve probably seen this on Facebook. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. This challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

I accepted the challenge made by my friend, Mike Lewis, and I will also be making a donation to ALS Research. I encourage my friends to do the same. I have challenged my friends: Doug Fields, Mark Oestreicher, Daniel Rutherford and David Olshine. They have 24 Hours to accept the challenge & upload their video and/or donate $100 to help this great charity.  And now, for my video …

 

You Tubesday: A Honest Facebook Movie

If you were on Facebook at all last week chances are you watched one of the Facebook movies your friends posted titled “A Look Back.”  None were quite as good as the one Tripp and Tyler created for their YouTube channel subscribers.   We showed it to our students this past weekend and they loved it.  Check it out …

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