A lot of people have asked me how the first YBB!Telesummit went last month, so it's time for a follow-up report!
In my opinion, this is a great report, too! Seventy people, primarily women, took part in the November 2015 event! I now consider that good, although, admittedly, I was a bit disappointed at first. Why? Well, in business-terms, I understand the power of the leverage the internet affords today - the potential reach, even for individuals, is unprecedented in history. So, based on that factor, 70 seemed small in comparison to what it could have been.
Also, coming from a career background of mega-church-youth-ministry-style numbers, 70 seemed small to me. I've always corrected that impulse with the reminder, "It's not about the numbers! It never is! It's about the people, the souls, the growth. Remember that!"
Thankfully, this corrective was reinforced over the last several weeks as I've received numerous end-of-year ministry email updates from various ministries and missionaries we support through prayer and/or finances. Many of them have ecstatically reported participation in events with numbers such as 35, 55 and 25 - and even 1, 2 or 3 souls given to Christ, or lives altered and diverted toward Kingdom work and such.
Now, I'm excited about 70, for three main reasons: