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Christian Projects organised TEAMFEST where Linn Winters of Cornerstone Church (Chandler Az) was the guest speaker of a gathering of teams from larger churches at the Gold Coast A similar event is being planned for September 2018. FEEDBACK COMMENTS Dear Christian Projects Thank you for running TEAMFEST. Our team (of 7 staff) have had an amazing time. We have been challenged, inspired, and instructed. And we have laughed together too. It has been very helpful for us. Here are some comments: 1. Logistics/program, etc. - Accommodation and breakfast was amazing. It was great to be treated well and looked after, as it improving our sense of self worth and valued our ministry roles. - Meals were great. Appreciated the facilities and friendly service of the Southport Team. Thank you so much. Southport has an amazing campus/facility. - The Wednesday Night Out with our team was a lot of fun; good team building time for us. 2. Content/sessions: - Everything Linn did and said was excellent. We whole Team (from Sr Pastor to Business Manager to young adults pastor and more) really appreciated the Cornerstone Team. The sessions with Lisa and Stephanie were also very helpful and informative. The information they shared on administration, children's ministry, greeting and assimilation was very practical and instructive. - The overall input has helped our team diagnose and begin dialogue on some key issues for our team and our church. Potentially this has been a turning point (I guess time will tell). - We appreciated Linn's honest, engaging, enthusiastic style of communication. We valued Linn's experience in ministry; his wisdom. He was a BIG reason we had such a helpful and informative TEAMFEST. A great choice of keynote speaker. 3. Other thoughts: - We felt it would have been good to have scheduled time for our team to debrief and discuss what was being said. - It was distracting that a number of times the radio microphones were not working when Linn or other speakers got up to speak. (A bit unprofessional). - Would we have been better off in the main auditorium? Not sure but just wondering. It's an amazing auditorium at Southport with good audio, lighting and video facilities. Once again, thank you! Dale White PO Box 7210 Middle Ridge Qld 4350 mobile 0419 756 469 email dalewhite@humeridgechurch.org Sent from my iPad Dear Christian Projects Board Members Esther and I have just (about) finished three days at Teamfest. It's been superb. Ps Linn Winters has a remarkable capacity to confront what's really going on. He can unpack and explain in clear & simple terms what works, and does not work, for significant church growth. Linn's teaching is compelling & very engaging. Sessions run by his wife and by his children's Ministry Pastor were very good. This Teamfest wonderfully complements the brief time spent with Linn at L21 in 2015. Please bring them out to Oz again! Thanks so much! Mike Kirkpatrick Hi Ted, Thanks again for your work and the chance to be part of this event. Feedback as follows: the good great venue Excellent hotel Linn and team were excellent, appreciated their willingness to share everything Good practical content Proven track record of Linn and stories/examples to share Linn able speak into churches at different stages Linns direct approach was very helpful Developing relationship with Linn and Lisa The not so good Most of the conversations not directly applicable to associates Be interesting to allow opportunity for wider discussion of how linns philosophy translates The ongoing challenge is for our leadership to be brave enough to continue to step into what we have learnt. -- Nick Waring Communications/Young Adults one community church inc. 184 Surrey Road BLACKBURN VIC 3130 P. 03 88782500 E. nick@one.org.au W. www.one.org.au Dear Ted Following the Team Fest 2016, the team from Rivers Church of Christ would like to express our thanks for the excellent conference with the team from Cornerstone Church AZ. Each of the sessions were of optimum length, informative and challenging for the team. As a team, we were challenged in our communication, how our team is structured, the direction of mission and moving forward as a church in a constructive way. We found having the guest speakers proved to be very helpful in gaining deeper insights and being able to engage in one to one conversations. Being able to mix with other ministry colleagues and teams was extremely helpful in networking with others as well as to hear other perspectives and experiences. The accommodation provided was superb. As a team, we felt very spoiled. As a suggestion, it would be good for elders from churches, to be exposed to the deep understanding we have been exposed to. Thank you for the effort you gave in organising a most helpful time of education and professional development. Sincerely, David Taylor Senior Minister Rivers Church of Christ 120 Ann Street Kallangur Qld 4503 Phone: 07 32046718 Mobile: 0421 479 404 www.riverschurch.com Existing to be A Light to the Heart, to the Home, to the Street Hi Ted Herewith some feedback from the SouthPoint team: - Thank you so much for the great way in which the whole week was put together, speaks of excellence in all that you do. - Great speakers with incredible content that challenged our thinking in profound and practical ways. - Accommodation was above and beyond anything that we expected, thanks for this! - One of the best things about Team Fest for us at SouthPoint was the opportunity to engage with so many life giving churches in our movement as this is not something we have experienced regularly in SA. - We will leave the Gold Coast inspired and hopeful for the next season of the SouthPoint journey. We would love to stay connected in what ever way possible! Regards Clinton Montgomery & Jean Smith +61405516556 Ecclesiastes 11:4 “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” (Living Bible) Dear Ted, Teamfest was an unbelievable experience. It really influenced us to understand the importance of what it means to develop our leadership team for the building of the church. We thought Linn and team were fantastic. Their information was transformational. The issue they dealt with were relevant to the life of our church. We enjoyed the emphasis on recruiting team, evangelism, culture, and knowing who we are as a church and the people we are reaching for Jesus. We would love to be a part of another one of these events because it was the greatest team training we have experience. Absolute pleasure to be a part of. Thanks Team Lifegate -- Con Michael Youth Pastor lifegate.org.au T: 02 9772 2537 I’ve deeply appreciated the opportunity to come to Teamfest. Christian Projects has been highly beneficial to my church’s progress since attending the 2015 L21 tour & this event has reinforced the learning, and placed me in networks that can continue to provoke my leadership to greater levels. Lynn Winters teaching has been somewhat blunt, which I think I’ve needed to stimulate thinking to lead the Bundaberg church to greater places. Symon Pratt Bundaberg Church of Christ Office: 07 4155 1619 Mobile:0407 585 743 Please consider the environment before you print emails. This email message and any attachments may contain information that is either confidential or has a copyright, and is intended for the named recipient(s) only. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read, use, disseminate, distribute or copy any component of this message or its attachments. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this message. Any form of unauthorised disclosure, modification, distribution, publication or use of this e-mail message is prohibited. Please note that opinions contained herein do not necessarily reflect the Bundaberg Church of Christ. ABN:78490035941. Linn, Lisa and Stephanie’s experience and their ability to communicate this experience has been invaluable. They were able to thoughtfully respond to issues we all face in leadership and also to point out the sort of leadership questions we should be asking even if we haven’t been. The breadth of content was impressive, and it’s given me much to think on in the coming months. (The schedule was also very well balanced.) I also really appreciated Stu's input. Whilst I valued the input from an American context, hearing an Australian voice helped make the principles feel even more immediate. James Bowden Associate Minister Blackwood Church of Christ P.O. Box 476, Blackwood 5051 james@blackwoodcc.org.au (08)8278 8666 Our team had a fantastic time - inspiring and outstanding! Linn was great. We loved the generosity of Linn, Lisa and Stef in sharing their time,wisdom and resources both during sessions and in conversations over lunch and coffee. It was great to connect with other churches and share stories and a great time for us together as a team. Southport church were wonderful hosts as well. It was also great having Stef with our church for the weekend before. Enjoy, Mark Dainton Senior Pastor One2One Church of Christ Email: mark@churchone2one.org.au Phone: 5334 1882 Dear Christian Projects, It was such a great blessing to have the opportunity to have our key ministry staff, off site for some relevant, practical and challenging input. An advantage of investing into an international speaker like Linn Winters allows the entire team, not just the senior pastor, to benefit from the leadership content of a leader of such calibre, yet also providing the means to process the contextual implications with other members of the ministry team. The opportunity to network with other churches and ministry leaders from teams has also been so valuable. Thank you again for your willingness to invest into this valuable experience. Kind regards, Northside Ministry Team -- Michael Thomas / Worship Pastor michael@northsidechurch.org.au Northside Community Church Office: +61 2 9439 7822 / Fax: +61 2 9439 7001 Cnr Pole Lane & Oxley Street, CROWS NEST, NSW, 2065 www.northsidechurch.org.au Dear Christian Projects, It was such a great blessing to have the opportunity to have our key ministry staff, off site for some relevant, practical and challenging input. An advantage of investing into an international speaker like Linn Winters allows the entire team, not just the senior pastor, to benefit from the leadership content of a leader of such calibre, yet also providing the means to process the contextual implications with other members of the ministry team. The opportunity to network with other churches and ministry leaders from teams has also been so valuable. Thank you again for your willingness to invest into this valuable experience. Kind regards, Northside Ministry Team -- Michael Thomas / Worship Pastor michael@northsidechurch.org.au Northside Community Church Office: +61 2 9439 7822 / Fax: +61 2 9439 7001 Cnr Pole Lane & Oxley Street, CROWS NEST, NSW, 2065 www.northsidechurch.org.au

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