Just returned from the inagural Buzz Conference in Washington, DC.
There were some glitches, but overall a good experience. Extreme kudos on the Film Festival.
Several takeaways for me:
1 - Get away on a regular basis. The flood of creativity and perspective is crucial.
2 - Be creative by being the church. If we are made in the image of God, then the church is to be the most creative place on earth. Isn't reflecting the Imago Dei more of a value than keen execution of strategy? (not sure I mean to imply some sort of complete dichotomy there).
3 - Go to a big city when you go to a conference. The energy, the vibe, the subway (the DC Metro is amazingly clean and efficient)--it all adds to the experience.