This week is Church of the Resurrection’s flagship conference for pastors and church leaders, Leadership Institute. Each year it ranks among my top highlights of the year because of the opportunity to serve and meet many new people from all across the country who are passionate about improving their church leadership skills.
This is my 6th Leadership Institute and the first one at which I am not presenting. This has given me the opportunity to focus much more than ever before on the network, WiFi, and other aspects of our guests’ experience. I will post tomorrow about our recent infrastructure upgrades and how it is faring under the load. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), only once a year at Leadership Institute do we have a major network load spike. Each year we learn something new, but then we have to wait until the next year to apply the lessons and find out how much of an improvement we have achieved. So Friday, when we have all 1,700 guests on campus, will be our moment of truth.
After the 10:00 experience, Terry took us up to the Global Operations Center where we got a high-level view of what was happening at all Life Church campuses, including the Internet Campus, during the 11:30 experience.
We then went over to the Internet Campus offices to chat with Brandon Donaldson while the 11:30 experience was underway.
We learned many interesting things and I’m sure have much more to learn when we meet again on Monday.
After hanging out with Brandon, Terry, and Bobby, we grabbed some lunch and went downtown to see the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. In this photo you can see the 9:01 Gate with First Methodist Church in the upper right background. Being right across the street to the SE of the Murrah Building, the church was heavily damaged in the blast and played a key role in the recovery following the events of April 19, 1995.