No conferring

Growing up in the 1970’s and 80’s you got to watch a lot of quiz shows on TV – many with a line that lingers long on the memory. Remember Sale of the Century – it was the “quiz of the week”. Perhaps my favourite was the intellectual gladiator-dome University Challenge with Bamber Gascoigne – way before Jeremy Paxman. At certain points he would say “No conferring”. That meant you are on your own – you must work out the answer on your own.

Some time back I had a very special opportunity do the exact opposite. A bunch of us gathered together to confer – work stuff out together – to progress together.

I was down south of Taupo (New Zealand) to attend a Leadership Conference looking at how to respond to the clear call on the Christian believer to be a bringer of the Gospel and a bringer of compassion for people. Two separate things. More on that distinction in an upcoming post.

Super conference – very stimulating, great time together, no hype, just a great time in God’s presence with God’s people.

I am linking to the resources generally on the Living Stones Leadership Training website but specifically recommending a special series of talks.

Malcomalcolm gilllm Gill (from Sydney Missionary & Bible College) did a wonderful series over three days on The Character of God, The Gospel of God, The Glory of God.

Click on his picture to get to their media section and then pop Malcolm’s name into the Search Archive box to source them.

I would recommend each of them and in the order delivered. Lovely wife and I had very energising conversation with him during the conference – great bloke.

Have a listen and grow. And please do confer.