All of my talks from last week's conference are online now.
Here's my second talk... it was preparation for our "day of outreach" when the students served the people of Portland by taking food out into the neighborhoods and also doing community surveys on behalf of local churches. I talked about why we do this every year, coming out of Luke 15. This talk was probably the most fun for me to put together, and the first 18 minutes or so got more comments from the crowd than any of the other talks...
Matt Mikalatos Session 4 Venture 2010 Winter Conference from Venture on Vimeo.
My next talk was done that same day, in the evening, after everyone returned from their outreach. We looked at what it means to be "fishers of men" and ambassadors of Christ.
Matt Mikalatos Session 5 Venture 2010 Winter Conference from Venture on Vimeo.
And, here's the final talk, where we talked about what it means to "leave everything" and follow Christ. This was the commitment night, so a lot of the content was oriented around helping the students connect with God and follow whatever he might say to them:
Matt Mikalatos Session 6 Venture 2010 Winter Conference from Venture on Vimeo.
Overall, it was a great conference and I enjoyed being a part of it. I had a lot of great conversations with students and staff and it was, as always, an honor and a great deal of fun to teach. Enjoy!