In less than a month (March 2), I’ll be heading to Louisville, KY to join 3,000 other youth workers for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. This year, I am going to be taking 4 other youth workers from my congregation. I’m pumped about sharing the experience with them, just hope they aren’t too overwhelmed.
The theme this year is “breathe” and I know a lot of youth workers who could use a chance to exhale a little. Maybe you’re one of those people who just need a place to breathe and refresh. If so, this is the place you need to be. Instead of me sharing why I’m looking forward to this conference, let me just quote/link to my post-conference post from last year. It pretty well sums up why I am going back for the third straight year.
As you can see, the reason I went back to SYMC this year (and the reason I’ll go back next year) is that the conference is more than 5 day event.
- SYMC is a spark plug for your ministry.
- SYMC is a collection of listening ears.
- SYMC is love and support
- SYMC is genuine.
- SYMC is “what you see is what you get.”
- SYMC is a family.
- SYMC is a set of shoulders to stand on.
- SYMC is a safety net to prevent huge falls.
- SYMC is a smiling face.
- SYMC is a place to rest.
- SYMC is a place to recharge.
Here is the entire post – SYMC 2011 post-conference thoughts
If you’re going to be in Louisville, I’d love to talk with you and hear your story.