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)

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