This day was wild, so many new people, new ministry ideas, I really feel like I’m on overload. Well not to overwhelmed I can still deal and have fun. But that is what i like about these conferences, you get all like minded people in the same spot, fun happens.
From XXX church to John Acuff (which I was first in line to meet him by accident) it was a great day of training for me.
I grabbed on to 3 things that I loved.
-One, during the afternoon Jr. High mega track we were talking about training for leaders. I am always getting down on my self cause I feel I can do more. All the Youth pastors and leaders were there and shared some of their ideas for it. The stuff that they are doing across america is not that different from me. It was a good thing to hear that. I got to talk about the training book i use, and got to hear about what they do… Loved it.
-Two, I got the chance to sit down and have a private convo with Les Christie who is a guy that is all about games fun and loving Jesus and telling students about Jesus in a serious way. He told me many many things that i will not soon forget. But I asked him ” one big thing, “if he could give me one thought at 27 that could give me that kind of longevity in ministry what would it be?” He told me, “its basic, Love God and Love Students.” After thinking of Matt Mcgills blog ( http://lovegodlovestudents.com/) i realize how basic yet forgetful it was some times.
-Three, This pearl was from John Acuff ( http://www.jonacuff.com/stuffchristianslike/ ), he talked about the voices inside of us that tell us we can’t do thing, that were not good enough, that were not the leaders others are, that we don’t have the numbers. All things i have said to my self or still feel some times. How we will remember the one bad things and forget the 100 great things. How was all have a voice inside of us that will do that, and we can’t let it win.
BEST DAY 2 EVER…