Buy a Vowel, Pastor Alex

Cartoon of a pastor panicking to his administrative professionalCartoon of a panicking pastor. He says to an administrative professional, “Quick! I’m writing my sermon and I just realized I needed to buy more vowels!

What would we do without our vowels?
W_’d b_  _n  _  l_t  _f tr_ _bl_! Thank you, Wheel of Fortune! You probably bought all the vowels and caused a shortage for this pastor.

Sketch Notes from 2014 Orange Conference: Public Speaking by Jeff Henderson

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First page of my sketch notes. The rest are below.
The 2017 Orange Conference is finished. I may post more sketch notes in the coming days. In the meantime, here is a set of my notes from the 2014 conference.

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How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins | Sketch Notes

Page 1 of sketch notes on "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge," by Clay Scroggins
Page 2 of sketch notes on "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge," by Clay Scroggins

At yesterday’s Orange Conference, I heard Clay Scroggins give a great talk on leading yourself. The big takeaway I got from this talk is the importance of balancing positivity with a critical thinking. It is important to think critically in order to make things better while keeping a positive spirit. it is a balance, much like balancing between an aggressive and passive approach in leadership. Neither extreme is helpful.

A Year-Long Strategy for Parents of Elementary Kids | Sketch Notes

My day at The Orange Conference began with a great talk by Mike Clear (Twitter: @mclear). 

My big takeaway was to lead by being strategic and use the rhythms of the seasons to help parents and kids connect.

Sketch note page 1 on a year-long strategy for parents of elementary kids
Sketch note page 2 on a year-long strategy for parents of elementary kids
Sketch note page 3 on a year-long strategy for parents of elementary kids

Sketch Notes from The Orange Conference Coming Up

I am on my way to the 2017 Orange Conference. I have been there once before and I can’t wait to meet up with thousands of people that share my passion for children’s ministry.

For the next couple of days, I will be sharing my sketch notes from the conference. Here is a taste from the last conference I attended. These sketch notes were from a conference held by Amy Fenton Lee with theinclusivechurch.com.

Stay tuned for more sketch notes!

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Kevin Spear's Sketchnotes from 2014: Strategies to Win Every Child, by Amy Fenton Lee, Page 1