From The Heresy:
At Bethany a poster went up advertisting the Leadership Summit 2004 Conference…I’m guessing they are going to pull in about 80 million USD for that conference. I’m not going to launch in to some self-righteous tirade about how that money could be spent on some other cause, but it does say something about church leadership today. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart is… I can’t say WCA or Promise Keeper conferences are devoid of substance but what draws people back is the experience, the rally… I imagine that you could probably learn as much from reading a few books and passing them around. So what do you think motivates people to go?
Read the whole post and comment there. I don’t think the conference is wrong in itself, but I do wonder why I in the past have gone to conferences thinking I would find the answer there.