I just returned from the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville. It’s a conference I try not to miss – not because of the great lineup of speakers (I’d rather listen to their podcast or read their books); not because of the musical talent (you won’t find any of those guys in my iPod); not because of the exhibition floor (I go to NAB to drool) — but because of the relationships and workshops.
There are many people I see once a year – at NRB – and that in itself makes the trip worthwhile. But what I really love is sharing what I’ve learned with others at the workshops, and picking up new ideas from those I respect. I never have enough time to go to all of the sessions that I could benefit from.
But every year I come home with a bag full of meaningless swag and a pile of business cards. This year, only five of these cards have remained on my desk – the rest are in the trash along with the stress balls and brochures. Hopefully, these five cards will open up new relationships and new business – and new ways to serve the Kingdom of God.