I check in with you periodically to seek your ideas regarding various workshop concepts. This year we will go back to reading each evening response at the invitation as one of you pointed out the need. Upon weighing your argument, we agree. Thank you.
Too, one thing which will be different at this year's event is the singing groups will be allowed to sing at their booths compared to last year's design of one stage where the groups take turns. We tried such last year because some of the booth representatives complained about the noise level of the singing groups. However, we don't think such proved beneficial. Furthermore, last year could have used some noise.
Now to my new question. We are developing a Saturday night tradition for missionaries on the order of our Friday night tradition of AIM's Flag Presentation. Randy Halstead recommended a couple of years ago the idea of recognizing missionaries one evening. We could have them register at workshop central: name, location, etc. and then read their names from the stage and have them stand until all missionaries are standing. We could, then, have those who would like to lay hands on the missionary while one prayed from the stage area.
That's one possibility. What ideas would you add to the mix?
On another note, I leave in the morning at 7:00 a.m. with about 35 Memorialites for Monroe, Louisiana where I will film a 100% Natural Evangelism Seminar. I've done this series for 25 years and it's proven effective in motivating congregations to reach out. Lord willing, we'll film two sessions Friday night and two Saturday morning and then ride the charter bus back to Tulsa.
The four sessions will be approximately 40 minutes in length; useful for Bible classes and small groups. The Calhoun Church of Christ is meeting us at the filming to comprise a part of the audience. I hear some from White's Ferry Road and Forsythe Avenue will be participating as well. Evangelism is always a part of the body of Christ. Hopefully, this series will be of great encouragement. They will be available at the workshop.