Every year around this time a group of between thirty to forty national youth ministry leaders get together for a time of fellowship, facilitation, and strategic interaction. This year the gathering is in Norfolk, Virginia at a place called The Founder’s Inn. Pray that it is a profitable time of ministry encouragement and exchange.
To be honest the last thing I need is another thing to go to. But I really enjoy getting together with other ministry leaders from time to time to compare notes, get ideas, discover potential partnerships and just hang out. After all, if we are really want to reach every teenager in America with the message and mission of Jesus we can’t do it alone. It’s going to take all of us working together for this singular cause to make it happen. Listen to the words of the Apostle Paul to the Philippian believers,
“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.”
What a great reminder! That is my prayer for the next few days as I hang out with my ministry friends.
Please pray with me that God unites us all for the common cause of the Great Commission!