SYMC2010 Final Thoughts

2 Mar

What an incredible time I had at the SYMC2010 Conference in Chicago. I was asked in an interview what my favorite part about the conference was, and the first thing that came to mind was the incredible fellowship with other youth leaders. Some of my favorite, and most insightful time were hanging out and talking with other youth leaders. Finally getting to meet people face to face that I had only know in the virtual worlds of Twitter and Facebook. Listening to them share stories of success, struggles and failure. Watching some who were at their breaking point, ready to quit, be renewed and ready to go another round. Barry, Mike, Andy, Tony, Dennis, Roy, Brian, Jeremy and so many others. Thank you for blessing me, it is an honor to be in this spiritual battle for the souls of our youth with you.

I also got to hang out with some old friends at Friday’s for a midnight dinner. Josh Griffin, Jake Rutenbar, Matt & Mish McGill, Jana Sarti, Ryanne Witt, and Dennis Beckner. So much fun!

Hanging out in a mini-gathering of PDYM Mentors with Fields was awesome. Such incredible men doing awesome things for God’s kingdom. Felt honored just to be in the room.

Doug Fields was at his finest, its no surprise, as he was in his favorite environment…loving on youth workers. Duffy, Bo, Cathy, Greg, Derwin, Kurt, thank you for your time. I really enjoyed the things that you taught me.

Skit Guys, and Johnny and Chachi soooo much fun. I think it’s exactly what many of us needed, to step out of our role fora moment, and have some good ole fashion laughter. Thank you for making me feel like a kid again!

Tim Timmons and Tobymac what a great way to worship with your energy and musical talent!

Youth Leaders. If you only do ONE conference a year, make it this one. I could go on…but I won’t.

SYMC is in the books, see you next year!


One Response to “SYMC2010 Final Thoughts”

  1. Dennis Beckner March 3, 2010 at 4:53 AM #

    So much fun to hang out last weekend at the conference! You’re a good guy. See you next time you’re at Saddleback!

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