CSU – Day 7 (Wed, July 22)

As I stated in the first of these *cough*cough regular journal entries re. our CSU 09 experience, daily entries are a challenge.  Grade: D.  I’ll try to do some catch up here.

Day 1 of the conference:

  • Tim Keller spoke to us in the morning.  A great message entitled The Gospel In You (listen by clicking the title)
  • Later in the afternoon, Tim Keller held a special session re. Gospel Poor and a follow on Q&A session
  • Steve Sellers, Campus Crusade’s President of US Ministries addressed the throng with the message, Embracing the Culture of Our Calling
  • Throughout Steve’s message, tremendous stories of those who are leaving a lasting legacy for Kingdom impact were shared (listen here)
  • In addition to these events, I (Jeff) participated in our first online push to use Social Networking tools DURING the conference.  I was part of a team that monitored Twitter feeds, Facebook updates and Text Messages that came in during the morning session.  We had the chance to share some fun, interesting and powerful messages the staff was sharing live.  It was a privilege to participate (even got my ugly mug on the big jumbo-tron screen :).

Some photos from Day 1:

Me and the Tweetdeck team at CSU 2009

Emcees Bob and Rebecca with CCC Co-founder Vonette Bright

Those were the highlights for day 1 of the US Staff conference.  We’ve been able to connect with some wonderful friends that we’ve made who are on staff with CCC in other ministries as well as some of our friends at FamilyLife that we don’t see regularly.  Day 1 was a success!

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