A few months ago Steve McCoy and I (and a number of other pastors and thinkers) were a part of a creative meeting led by Ben Arment to talk about Ben's idea for a conference that would stand out in our ever growing conference culture. Ben's vision and enthusiasm are compelling and I love the concept of a conference that is all about The Story that we are all part of. Here's the rundown:
STORY is a first-of-its-kind experience for communicators of the Gospel - the greatest story ever told. It will be held on Wednesday, October 28 at the Paramount Theater in Aurora, Illinois. Speakers include Donald Miller, Nancy Beach, Dave Gibbons, Ed Young, Stacy Spencer, Chris Seay and Mike Foster. A day of workshops will follow on October 29 at nearby Orchard Valley Community Church, featuring illustrators, designers, scholars, authors and communications experts. Register for the conference and enter to win 2 free trips to the Kilns - CS Lewis' home in Oxford, England - at www.StoryChicago.com.
Count me in just to hear Chris Seay and Don Miller talk about The Story, but add to that everything Ben is attempting with this event - and I am very excited. Check out the very cool website, and read Ben's blog for more information.