Announcing the Winners of the Free NEXT Registration

28692_440571198905_677783905_5625058_1240523_nI was going to do this at noon but was in the middle of teaching a seminar on parenting 19-22 year olds…

We had some great entries for this contest and I wish I could give away a free NEXT registration to everyone who participated. THANKS for being so enthusiastic about the conference!

But the three individuals who have won a free pass to this year’s NEXT conference are:

Bertrhude Albert
Kathy Hudgins
Sarah Danaher

Someone will be contacting you with information about how to register for free.

And to inspire you, here’s some of the things Bertrhude Albert (the lady on the left in the picture above) did to spread the word about NEXT. Definitely the most creative approach…

1)Created a state of the art NEXT superhero outfit (with wings/a cape/goggles and everything!) and wore it on the University of Florida Campus while shouting the goodnews of NEXT!
-Stood on tall trash cans with HUGE handmade NEXT board (crafty board, with all the info about NEXT)
-Played my djembe (drum) and my Ukulele while singing about NEXT.
-Allowed random people to take pictures with me in my costume, in exchange for 2 minutes of their lives to tell them about NEXT.
2) Drove around Gainesville telling random people about NEXT!
-Walked the parking lots (with my costume) holding NEXT sign. (It was hot!)
-Walked by huge glass windows holding NEXT sign, waiting for people to read it. (They LOVED it).
3) Mass emailed my friends and Family about Next
4) Facebook
-Changed my profile pic to NEXT conference.
-Changed my status to be about the AWESOMENESS OF NEXT!
-Blogged about NEXT!
-Joined the NEXT Event!
-Left comments on my friends wall just saying “NEXT!” (Maybe itll turn into a game!)
-Facebooked friends about NEXT.
5) Texted and called people about NEXT!
6) Announcing NEXT to my college group that meets on campus, Chi Alpha. (That should be worth double the amount of points, it’s an Assemblies of God fellowship!!)
7) Having my sister make her twitter about Next (I dont have a twitter).
8) Requesting stickers!
9) Last but not least, I contacted the greatest most effective advertising agent there is. Trust me, He is the most reliable and faithful agent in the universe. With His help, everyone who needs to be at this conference…will be there. He’s got this mysterious way of contacting people all over, at the same time, even if they’re lacking technology. He’s that good. I call him, Jehovah. I hardcore prayed for this conference, and I trust that God will bring in the harvest. He triumphs any and EVERY attempt man gives at advertising. He’s the best!

I’m not sure that wearing a superhero NEXT outfit is going to persuade the masses to come, but I appreciate the enthusiasm! I was especially grateful for the “hardcore” prayer.

Whether or not you’ll be at the conference, please join us in praying that Jesus would be exalted in people’s hearts, that God’s Word would renew our minds, and that lives would be changed.

6 Responses to Announcing the Winners of the Free NEXT Registration

  1. Tai Sophia Polczynski May 15, 2010 at 5:47 PM #

    Yayy!! hahaha! Congrats Bertrhude!! You totally deserved that. And congrats to Kathy and Sarah too – enjoy NEXT!

  2. Joe May 15, 2010 at 6:12 PM #

    What is the girl with the guitar wearing…?

    • Bob Kauflin May 15, 2010 at 7:25 PM #

      Joe, that’s her superhero NEXT outfit. Go figure.

  3. Trillia May 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM #

    This is the funniest yet some how courageous things I’ve read in a long time! So funny and creative. Congrats! Joe took the words right out of my mouth. I loved New Attitude every year (about 5 or so) that I went! Praying God will bless your efforts. Enjoy!!

  4. Bertrhude Albert May 17, 2010 at 5:32 PM #

    This is AMAZING!!! I am beyond stoked!!! =) Tai, Thank you for your support!! =) Your comment made me smile! I hope I can maybe meet you at next!
    Haha, and Trilla I’m glad you liked it too!! =)

  5. Kathy May 18, 2010 at 5:02 PM #

    I am so grateful for the free NEXT registration. It will be used to take my daughter (a newly married young lady whose husband has been in Afghanistan for over 9 months) to NEXT, expecting great things from our great God! Thank you!!!

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