Michelle and I had an incredible week near LA at the Best of Social Media Summit. We helped organize this gathering, along with Haley Veturis and Mark Forrester.
This was a small gathering based off a private group, consisting of national denominational social media directors along with some national nonprofits.
The group has been so meaningful and consists of social media directors from several dozen major denominations, and organizations like Focus on the Family, Saddleback, Willow Creek Association, Catalyst, Compassion, Logos, Desiring God, Thomas Nelson, LifeWay, Hillsong and others.
We really got together to continue building our friendships offline, and to spend a few days learning and growing from each other's wisdom in social media.
Our time at Saddleback's Rancho Capistrano retreat center was amazing and refreshing, and honestly it was difficult to leave all these friends by the end. I think I left a little piece of my heart in the OC.
Please pray for us as we grow together, and individually invest in so many other organizations and leaders through our extended influence ... for the glory of God through social media.
You can follow the thread from our Summit here on twitter: #BestofSMS