For as long as I can remember April has been a big conference month for me. Later today I'm going to be hitting the road on a three conference tour. First I'm heading up to Lexington, KY to be with my good friends Roger Fields and Jim Marshall at their church's conference called The Uprising Church Conference. I'm so excited about being a part of this conference and get to experience Quest Community Church live and in person. The more I learn about this great church the more impressed I am with their passion and focus for people. Then I head back to my old stomping grounds to Tulsa, OK to the Heart Of The Child Conference put on by the Oklahoma & Texas Baptists. I'm also excited about connecting with some dear friends and eating a my 2 favorite Tulsa eateries Elmer's BBQ and Stone Horse Cafe! Sunday, I'm excited to speak at Northstar Church in Pryor, OK. I can't wait to see my buddy Pastor Roy Evans and meet his two grandchildren. I have know Roy's kids since they were little and had the honor to be their Children's Pastor. I love Brook and Dustin like they were my own kids. Then I'm headed home to swap dirty clothes for clean ones and head over to Atlanta to The Orange Conference. I have been a part of the Orange Movement from day one. I think the world of Reggie Joiner. I love his family, I love his staff. I love the people I meet there year after year. Not only am I speaking seven times but I'm also excited because we are officially releasing my new book THE ERIC TRAP during the conference as well as doing a book signing with the other authors.
Last week we kicked off a big blog tour there tons of reviews floating around plus several people are giving away some free copies of new leadership book.
One of my favorite reviews about the book came from Wayne Stocks.
Here's just a part of what Wayne wrote...
"I am glad that Jim has begun to have his infuse groups publish these books, and I hope he continues. Jim influence on these guys is readily obvious throughout the book. At times, I forgot who had written which portion of the book as Jim’s wisdom and years seems to shine throughout no matter who was wielding the pen. I think that is a testament both to Jim and these gifted writers. I think this book has the potential to change the landscape of how effective children’s ministry is done, and for that I am grateful."
I think this might be one of the greatest compliments I've ever received. I started infuse to help people learn what the Lord has taught me these past 35 years in a whole lot shorter span. Infuse has been the most effective and beneficial teaching and training tool I've ever been a part of. So much so it will be all I do next year to train others besides my books, Orange, and an event I'm doing with Yancy. So I can have a road trip with my grandson. In February I started tweeting about infuse and in just a few weeks I had filled up all 20 spaces. Several people over the years had asked me to do mini version of infuse that would include a retreat. (this is everyone's favorite part about infuse.) So I came up with a way folks could have the infuse experience for a fifth of the cost and I could expand the number to 25 with the wonderful coaches that God has raised up that have all been through the infuse experience. This August I will launch the first INFUSE LITE RETREATS. Also if you are accepted to be in infuse lite and choose to be a part of the next 6 month infuse session in September 2013 I'll take $200 of the price to sweeten the deal. So what are you waiting for download your application and email it to me here. I only have 13 more spots left.
So that's what's new with me except the fact that The Eric Trap will be available on ebook after the Orange Conference release and my grandson is cutting some new teeth.
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