Echo 2013 - The Recap Begins

Life is busy, y'all. An exhilarating, life-giving kind of busy, but just dang busy. Most of that busyness has been coming from my work with The Church at Severn Run lately, which means Bonni Mace Design has been sitting on the back burner as far as advertising, reaching out for new clients and updating this website, blog and all. I absolutely love working for Severn Run, my pastors have a unified vision and I'm very much on board with it. Nothing feels more important than designing for ministry and those who are aiming to glorify Christ in their work and through their businesses. It gets my adrenaline pumping.

One of the awesome opportunities that Severn Run has provided me with this summer was the privilege to attend Echo Conference 2013. Echo Conference is an amazing event specified towards church creatives, worship pastors and tech gurus, or as they would say, artists, geeks and storytellers. Back in 2010, I got to be one of the interns for RT Creative Group, the company that works really hard to put on Echo Conference each year, so I knew for a while that I wanted to get back here and get a team there when I started working in ministry. I wanted to write down some of the things I took away from Echo 13 before leaving in the morning for another conference called Willow Creek's Leadership Summit in Chicago. That being said, it's late, I'm tired, and I want to just spit this all on virtual paper before my brain loads up with new inspiration and information so this may be a crazy rambled blog post. Maybe I'll edit it later...maybe not.

Here are my three biggest takeaways from Echo 13:

  • Tell your story!
  • Build healthy teams & creative environments!
  • I am a Child of the Living God and that is where my identity lies!

I'll elaborate on each of these topics over the next couple of weeks. Please let me know what you think down there in the comments!