In less than two weeks I will be headed to Chicago for the very first Kidmin Conference hosted by Group. I am over the top excited to get together with others in Children's Ministry for this time of conversations and learning.
Several of my friends are speaking and I wanted to take this time to learn more about them and what they will be sharing at the conference.
Have you met Matt McKee?
One of the things I love about Matt is that he is so passionate about leveraging technology to connect with the next generation and share the gospel. Not only is he passionate about doing it, but he is equally passionate about equipping others to do it too.
Matt is the CEO of R04R which is a company dedicated to helping organizations from churches to schools go mobile with apps. He also works with the reThink Group doing social media and much more.
Here are Matt's answers to my (not quite) 20 questions:
Rollercoaster or merry-go-round?---Rollercoaster. The taller the better.
Do you like your own handwriting?
---I hate the way I write.
What would your superpower be if you could choose one?
What do you collect?
---I collect old wood shafted golf clubs and autographed basketballs
What are your favorite smells?
Coffee or Tea?
What is the best thing you've ever eaten? (Where?)
---steak at Bob's Steakhouse in Dallas
What are you listening to right now?
What career would you pursue in another life?
---I would be a College Basketball Coach Or Sports Announcer.
What sound or noise to you love?
---I love the sound of football.
What sound or noise do you hate?
---I hate the sound of bats.
Mountains or Beach?
What is your favorite fairy tale or childhood story?
What is your favorite cereal?
What book are you reading now?
---anything Seth Godin
What was your favorite toy as a child?
Where did you spend your last family vacation?
You can catch Matt's workshop called Wired for Ministry at the conference.
Here is a brief synopsis of what he will be sharing about there.
In a world that is moving quickly from the laptop to the mobile phone, how do you leverage the message of the gospel and the power of community to transform your outreach and discipleship? In this seminar we will discuss the importance of utilizing one of the few tools that people take with them everywhere they go, as well as how to effectively empower people to use smart phone technology to spread the gospel.
If you have a chance to chat with Matt at the conference, I definitely recommend you do so. You can also learn more about him and from him on his blog and connect with him on Twitter.