Catch “The Nines” Tomorrow – Free Online Leadership Conference

The NinesTomorrow – 9/9/09 – at 9:09 AM CDT Leadership Network and Catalyst are hosting a FREE online Christian leadership conference called “The Nines.”

Leadership Network asked some of the church’s greatest communicators: “If
you had nine minutes to talk one-on-one with thousands of church leaders, what is the one thing that you would tell them? The result is a series of passionate and personal messages that will help you and your church navigate into the future.

There will be about 9 hours of 9-minute videos from people like…

  • Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church)
  • Reggie McNeal (Leadership Network)
  • Perry Noble (NewSpring Church)
  • John Ortberg (Menlo Park Presbyterian)
  • Ed Stetzer (Lifeway Research)
  • Mark Batterson (National Community Church)
  • Reggie Joiner (CCO, reThink)

See the full list below.

Here’s a video promo and some more details…

While the conference is free, you must register to participate.

I’ve heard there will be no breaks, just wall-to-wall videos. So, make whatever food and restroom arrangements you need to ahead of time.  The videos will be made available sometime after the conference if you miss any. More details are available at

It’s a cool idea.  Free and online give lots more people the opportunity to participate than otherwise could.  Though I wonder how many of the people who register will actually watch the videos and of those who do how much time they actually spend watching them.

I have a jam-packed week, so I can’t afford to participate all day, but I’m going to check in when I can.

I’m just as interested to see how the event works (the production, participation levels, and the buzz it gets on blogs and Twitter) as I am in the content of the conference.

Are you participating? Who or what are you most looking forward to?

Conference speakers:

Mark Driscoll (Mars Hill Church)
Reggie McNeal (Leadership Network)
Perry Noble (NewSpring Church)
John Ortberg (Menlo Park Presbyterian)
Steven Furtick (Elevation Church)
Nancy Beach (Willow Creek Church)
Leonard Sweet (Author/Speaker)
Stacy Spencer (New Direction Christian Church)
Ed Stetzer (Lifeway Research)
Mark Batterson (National Community Church)
Dave Ferguson (Community Christian Church)
Alan Hirsch (Forge Mission Training Network)
Dino Rizzo (Healing Place Church)
Dan Kimball (Vintage Faith Church)
Greg Surratt (Seacoast Church)
Sam Chand (Sam Chand Ministries)
Bil Cornelius (Bay Area Fellowship)
Brad Bell (The Well)
Brian McLaren (Author/Speaker)
Brian Bloye (Westridge Church)
Jon Tyson (Trinity Grace Church, NYC)
Bob Roberts (Northwood Church)
Reggie Joiner (CCO, reThink)
Brad Powell (NorthRidge Church)
Margaret Feinberg (Author/Speaker)
Matt Carter (The Austin Stone Church)
Darrin Patrick (The Journey)
Matt Fry (C3 Church)
Nancy Ortberg (TeamWorx2)
Mike Breaux (Heartland Church)
J. D. Greear (Summit Church)
Scott Hodge (Orchard Valley Church)
Greg Holder (Windsor Crossing Church)
Pete Wilson (Cross Point Church)
Neil Cole (Church Multiplication Associates)
Matt Williams (Grace Church Greenville)
Jenni Catron (Cross Point Church)
Noel Heikkinen (Riverview Church)
Bill Easum (Easum & Associates)
Chip Henderson (Pine Lake Church)
David Foster (The Gathering)
Mark Bankord (Heartland Community Church)
Ken Fong (Evergreen Baptist Church)
John Bishop (Living Hope Church)
Rick Rusaw (LifeBridge Church)
Bryan Carter (Concord Chuch)
Geoff Surratt (Seacoast Church)
Jeffrey Johnson (Eastern Star Church)
Jim Tomberlin (Third Quarter Consulting)
Anne Jackson (
Naeem Fazal (Mosaic Church)
Jim Burgen (Flatirons Community Church)
John Coulombe (First Ev Free Fullerton)
Teresa McBean (NorthStar Community Church)
Jim Sheppard (Generis)
Shawn Wood (Seacoast Church)
Lawrence Aker (Cornerstone Baptist Church)
Steve Robinson (Church of the King)
Jason Cusick (Journey of Faith Church)
Bambi Encarnacion (First Ev Free Fullerton)
Ken Fong (Evergreen Baptist Church)
Judy West (Windsor Crossing Church)
Scott Wilson (The Oaks Fellowship)
Amy Hanson(Author/Speaker)
Toby Slough (Cross Timbers Church)
Troy Gramling (Flamingo Road Church)
Scott Nickell (Flatirons Community Church)
Michael Trent (Third Place Consulting)
Jorge Acevedo (Grace Church)
Scott Williams (
Steve Robinson (Church of the King)
Keld Dahlman (Europe Church Planter)

2 Responses to “Catch “The Nines” Tomorrow – Free Online Leadership Conference”

  1. Paul

    Hmmm? Leadership?

    Just wondering how you reconcile
    the use of the word “leader”
    with what Jesus said in Mt 23:10.

    The word “leader”seems like
    a “high place.” Yes?
    Jesus always took and recommended
    the “low place.” Yes?

    Jesus humbled Himself,
    made himself of no reputation
    and took on the form of a servant.
    Php 2:7

    Jesus in Mat 23:10 told His disciples “NOT” to call
    themselves master/“leaders”
    for you have one master/”leader” the Christ.

    King James Version –
    Neither be ye called masters:
    for one is your Master, even Christ.

    The Interlinear Bible –
    Nor be called leaders,
    for one is your leader the Christ.

    Phillips Modern English –
    you must not let people
    call you leaders,
    you have only one leader, Christ.

    Today’s English Version –
    nor should you be called leader,
    your one and only leader
    is the Messiah.

    The Amplified-
    you must not be called
    masters (leaders)
    for you have one master (leader)
    the Christ.

    Jesus told His disciples “not”
    to be called “leaders”
    and none did.

    Ro 1:1 Paul,
    a servant of Jesus Christ…

    Php 1:1 Paul and Timotheus,
    the servants of Jesus Christ…

    Col 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you,
    a servant of Christ…

    Tit 1:1 Paul, a servant of God…

    Jas 1:1 James, a servant of God…

    2Pe 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant…

    His disciples “all” called themselves “servants,”
    none called themselves “leaders.” None? None.
    None called themselves “servant-leader.” None.

    If someone calls them self a “leader”
    or thinks they are a “leader;”

    Are they a “disciple of Christ?”

    Wondering some more.

    Most on the list of people
    at this “leadership?” event
    are not only considered “ leaders?”
    but also have the “Title” “Pastor.”

    Where in the Bible does it say “pastor = leader?”

    Have you done your own study on pastors?
    I mean in the Bible?
    What does the Bible say about pastors?

    Makes an interesting study.

    Here’s some questions to ask
    as you check out pastors.

    In the Bible, How many people…
    have the title pastor?

    In the Bible, How many people are…
    referred to as pastor?

    In the Bible, How many people are…
    ordained as a pastor?

    In the Bible, How many congregations are…
    led by a pastor?

    Be blessed in your search for truth… Jesus

    And other sheep I have,
    which are not of this fold:
    them also I must bring,
    and they shall hear my voice;
    and there shall be one fold,
    and one shepherd.
    John 10:16

    One Fold – One Shepherd – One Voice.
    If Not Now, When?

    Be blessed and be a blessing.


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