Thursday, September 11, 2008
Its like Disney Land for youth workers
The Youth Specialties Convention is a great event. In fact, I'd say that I'd agree with the "Skit Guys" and concur -"It's like Disney Land for Youth workers!" There is time to learn, meet fellow youth workers, take in a great city, (Pittsburgh ROCKS, but they have the event in Sacramento and Nashville too!) take time to rest, reflect and plan, enter for all sorts of cool drawings in the merchandise area, take a walk through the prayer labyrinth or chapel, take in some concerts or just take a nap.... (sometimes we need that you know!)
Three years ago, I attended the event in Pittsburgh PA - and it did provide me with lots of opportunity to learn about what resources are available, but the greatest thing I came back with that event from was an affirmation of my calling to ministry as well as some lessons in how to live in ministry and continue to foster my own faith journey as well.
If you have an opportunity and the budget to send your youth people on a conference - send them to YS - it's like Disney Land for youth workers!
Hope to see you there,
PS> The Skit guys will be there too!