Today was great. I'm really enjoying the speakers and meeting all of the people I have heard Rob talk about or refer to. I started my morning by driving home to help mom and dad get the kids ready for their big performance. They paraded across the stage this morning and all said "ECHO" into the mic. They were so stinkin' cute, and I was so proud. Charly almost chickened out, but when she saw her younger brother say "echo," she got the nerve to follow through. Wish I had a picture of them on stage, but this one was taken backstage afterward their big performance :)
Todd Wagner, senior pastor of Watermark was the first speaker. He did a great job. I didn't get to hear the whole thing, but hope to listen to the recording. Four of the his kids helped us in the info booth today (Alli is not pictured).
Rob sat in on the Worship House podcast #53 at lunch.
Matthew Paul Turner was 2nd keynote speaker. He's written several books, and I'm excited to read his newest one called "Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite A Holy Mess ."
Johnny & Chachi opened for Mattew with their dance.
Here's Jeff and Stacey Parker with us at the conference. This has been so very cool to see the conference come to life; an incredible journey watching RT productions expand from just Igniter Media to include Worship House Media, Collide, and now Echo. We love that we have gotten to experience that growth with the Parkers. We are now neighbors, and our youngest son is the same age as their first. I look forward to what God has in store for the future.