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The Rob Skinner Podcast: Helping You Make This Life Count

Nov 17, 2022

Come to the 2023 Climb Small Church Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas! I hope you'll be able to make it and will set aside money in your budget for you and as many as possible from your staff and church to go.

  • What? Climb Small Church Leadership Conference
  • When? Thursday, November 30 through Sunday, December 3, 2023
  • How much? $129 per night for lodging and $100 per person registration. Registration will open soon.
  • Who is it for? Full-time or bi-vocational ministers, missionaries, self-supporting leaders and those who aspire to leadership in the future. The 2019 conference had a little over 100 guests, 2021 had over 200 guests and we are anticipating around 400 in attendance in 2023. You don't want to miss this!
  • Why? The Climb Conference is designed to help you and your ministry grow. We want to work together with you to multiply disciples, leaders and churches.
  • Where? Dallas, Texas, USA. Same hotel and conference center as the 2021 conference.

Please save the date in your ministry calendar and set aside the funds to make the trip to Dallas in 2023. Please try to stay from Thursday through Sunday. Need more information? Have questions? Please contact Rob Skinner at

In this episode I talk about the secrets to making the holiday season memorable, fun and spiritual.

I love the holidays and I hope and pray this is your best holiday season so far.  I wanted to share with 20+ tips I’ve learned to prepare for a great holiday season.

  1. Create, Print and Post a plan
  2. Resolve any relational tension prior to the holidays
  3. Fast in preparation for the holidays
  4. Make shopping for yourself easy, give people a list of ideas
  5. Give yourself full permission to enjoy yourself: Declare a feasting and celebration period
  6. Plan activities that bring people together
  7. Plan out a nativity play for young kids
  8. Write thank you notes and have your kids participate
  9. Talk about and set a spending cap on Christmas
  10. Develop shopping traditions
  11. Use a gift drawing
  12. Solicit everyone’s input
  13. Getaway if no one is coming home
  14. Plan a vacation after your “vacation”
  15. Do something to help people
  16. Have a spiritual vacation, but don’t take a vacation spiritually
  17. Bring out the Bible
  18. Go to church wherever you are
  19. Plan your viewing in advance
  20. Keep your computer public


Skinner Family Thanksgiving Plan 2022

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

  • 5:00 pm, Meet at 3505 E Calle Alarcon
  • Scripture, reflection and prayer: Rob and Pam
  • Dinner at In-N-Out
  • Movie: The Fellowship of the Ring

Thursday, November 24th, 2022

  • Golf at 7:30 am
  • Football Viewing at 12:00
  • Thanksgiving Dinner at 3:00 pm
    • Scripture, Gratitude Sharing with Felipe and Anne
  • Walk
  • Discussion: Christmas Gift Giving
  • Movie: The Two Towers

Friday, November 25th, 2022

  • Breakfast out at a bakery
    • Scripture and prayer, James
  • Day trip, shopping, etc.
  • Dinner at Home with leftovers
    • Scripture and Prayer, David
  • Movie: The Return of the King
  • Thanksgiving officially ends

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