Our wonderful customers are the reason we’re in business. Here are some of the great things they’ve said about us.
Saddleback Church out of Southern California is known for its innovative, ground-breaking ministry led by the acclaimed pastor and author Rick Warren. Youth Pastor Josh Griffin wanted to incorporate a response system where the audience could easily vote with the press of a button.
WILLOW CREEK COMMUNITY CHURCH
Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago pastored by Bill Hybels has used the service of Interactive Church Resources at both their Shift Conference for youth ministers and the Reveal Conference. In addition the Promiseland Children’s Ministry purchased a system from ICR and uses it regularly. Mindy Stoms, Promiseland leader says “It’s been a great way to see if the kids are ‘getting it’. It also has been a way to increase ownership of our kids. They love them! When we ask them things and look for a response, they feel more invested and feel like we really care about what they think.”
LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD
Both the Central Illinois District (CID-LCMS) and the North Wisconsin District (NWD-LCMS) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod chose ICR to provide the interactive technology for all the voting at their respective 2009 District Conventions.
Rev. David Bueltmann, president of CID-LCMS reports that “it was easy, fast, and a great way to handle elections. People are still talking about how fast and efficient the voting was. Words cannot express how grateful I was with the support prior to the convention. Your technician was a true blessing.”
Bob Whipkey, Assistant to the President (NWD-LCMS) says of his convention “it moved the convention along at literally the speed of light. The voting became fun for the delegates. For the first time we were able to do some non-binding straw polls of the delegates. This provided insight into the planning of future conventions, meal preferences, accommodation satisfaction and attitudes toward many other issues and topics.” Bob rated ICR’s tech support “on a scale of 1 (low) and 10 (high) as a 10.”
Group Publishing based in Loveland, Colorado, providing a multitude of resources and gatherings of all types to equip the key ministries in the church from children and youth to small group ministry and church leadership uses an ICR system. They use it for seminars, training summits as well as leadership, staff and team meetings. Thom Schultz, founder of Group says “We appreciate methodologies to make meetings and training more interactive. This technology offers intriguing ways to involve participants in the process. Everyone seems to enjoy using the clickers – and seeing the immediate feedback.”
Lead222 is a national youth leaders organization founded on the biblical mandate of 2 Timothy 2:22 emphasizing leadership development through discipleship. It is directed by Bo Boshers, Executive Director of Student Ministries for the Willow Creek Association and Keith Cote. Lead222 used our system in their Shift Conference (2000 in attendance) at Willow Creek. Keith Cote says “It brought a missing experience to the conference. The conference guests really enjoyed having their voices heard and couldn’t get enough. I think there are endless possibilites with this technology.”