It’s late and I’m tired but if I don’t post this now I will forget some of the cool things that happened today at SYMC 2010 in Chicago. My hope (not my promise) is to blog once a day about the experiences and happenings of this weekend.
Our first day was eventful and met every expectation. I’m actually having a total blast representing Dare 2 Share and hosting some trainings this weekend. Today was a 90 minute Q&A about Deep & Wide Youth Ministry. My good friend Tim Schmoyer joined me as we shared this vision of Youth Ministry with about 20 other youth leaders. We had great discussion and I look forward to following up with everyone post-conference to discuss what Deep & Wide Youth Ministry will look like in their unique ministry settings. As a side, one of the youth leaders who attended the Q&A is a 2005 graduate of my alma mater, Gardner-Webb University.
Debb, my boss, and I met up and had dinner with Derwin Gray who I have the privelege of co-leading our training sessions this weekend. He is also going to rock the general session tomorrow night. I love hearing him speak and I’m blessed to serve alongside him this weekend.
Tonight, Duffy Robbins knocked it out of the park as he preached on Philippians 2:1-11, one of my favorite New Testament passages. Worship was sweet and Doug and the Skit Guys were hilarious as always. They do a great job of making everyone feel welcomed and loved on!
Finally, we got our Outreach & Evangelism affinity group off of the ground tonight by sharing our vision for THE Cause with youth leaders who are passionate about evangelism. I also threw down a challenge that I plan on being a part of as well. The Nation of Islams national conference is here this weekend in the same hotel and convention center so the challenge is to have a spiritual conversation with one of them with the intent of sharing the Gospel. I will definitely let you know how that one plays out.
Excited to see what else God has in store for us this weekend…