A nuclear bomb of a book!

Such a little nuclear bomb of a book—it’s a must-read… https://t.co/q6WqF2I2p9 — Rick Lawrence (@RickSkip) January 25, 2019 Ha! Thanks Rick! Grow Down turns 5 soon. I’m so thankful for those who helped support this project. And I’m glad to see it’s still encouraging people to root themselves into Jesus, …

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Grow Down Video – Whiteboard Drawing

Here is a 1260 second long video (21 minutes) of the Grow Down drawing. 🙂 This “instructional” video is being used in some college and youth ministry training programs. This is also the lonely version of what I usually like to do with a crowd of others. I love the interactivity created by inviting others to jump up and draw with me in seminars.My first real drawing of this was on a napkin at a Starbucks with a good friend years ago. It was a life-changing moment for both of us. Since then, I’ve been blessed to draw this dozens of times with thousands of people of the last few years, for groups of 5, 50 or 500. Such an honor.

Here’s a link to the book: Amazon

And a link to my Grow Down book page: Grow Down

And a link to a 30 second time-lapse video (which is 1230 seconds shorter than the other one!): 30-second time-lapse video

SYMC 2016 – Chicago

  Getting excited about joining youth workers this weekend in Chicago for SYMC (Simply Youth Ministry Conference). I’ll be leading a 4-hour “half-track” on Grow Down on Saturday, getting inspired by peers, and working with Tony Myles and Heather Dixon on a discussion panel called “Handling Tough Topics With Teenagers …

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Timelapse of Grow Down Drawing

Worked on a 30 second timelapse video of my GROW DOWN drawing. This has often been called the “tree diagram”… but that sounds way to boring. Each component of this drawing has profound meaning– even if my artwork is not fantastic– from the winds of life to the knot on …

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Latest Grow Down drawing #growdown

This morning I drew “grow down” on a whiteboard for my Spiritual & Leadership Development students… and I learned something. I learned that even though my brain and hands have diagramed “grow down” hundreds of times in dozens of locations, on paper or whiteboard or napkins (which is also paper I suppose) or …

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