I got invited to a Zondervan authors dinner tonight and in the process got to connect with Randy Frazee. Randy is an author, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church and a friend of mine. As we were catching up he tells me, "Oh yeah, did you know that Willow Creek is using The BIG IDEA process?" He continues, "The same week I got your manuscript (Randy did an endorsement for The BIG IDEA) I started passing it around to our team and we have implemented it." I have to admit that I wanted to say, "you mean The BIG IDEA we wrote?" Kind of cool to think that Willow is now getting on board with The BIG IDEA. The last thing Randy told me was that Willow started implementing the BIG IDEA with their current series calledFuel that focuses on the book of James. And it looks like they are doing it in a big way! Click HERE to take a look at how they have one BIG IDEA for adults, students and kids and also their Spanish speaking ministry. Wow, it sounds like us at CCC! Pretty cool to see the word is getting out and people are putting this to use.
If you are in the San Diego area next week (or wish you were!) we will be bringing the BIG IDEA to you next week. First, all three of us (Dave, Jon & Eric) will be in San Diego for the Coast-To-Coast Multi-Site Conference. This conference is sold out, but if you are there make sure you check out one of two different workshops on the BIG IDEA. Eric will be leading both these workshops and it will not only be filled with great content...but a few laughs! So bring your FREE The BIG IDEA book they are giving every attender and join us!
I (Dave) will be sticking around San Diego (tough!) for the National Pastors Conference and will be leading a couple workshop including one on the BIG IDEA. Come and join me for that workshop. Zondervan will also be selling The BIG IDEA at a 50% discount. So, come to my workshop and if you like what you hear buy a stack of books. They won't get any cheaper. I mean inexpensive!