#symc 2011 so far….

We are coming into day 3 of the Simply Youth Ministry Convention in Chicago. I am having an absolutely wonderful time. I have been blessed by the presenters, leaders,  and other people I’ve met here. I have had the chance to bless others with free stuff and talk to other youth pastors in different parts of the country. I treat it as a time of fellowship and equipping. I’ve received both. Here are a few general observations (feel free to add your own below):
– Friday Night’s general session was “finding the rare voice of Jesus in the midst of the common noise” led by Doug Fields. I really enjoyed that. They did some very cool media work during the course of that session.
– Louie Giglio did an excellent job challlenging us to build a culture of humility, honor, and Jesus.
– Ruth Haley Barton Challenged us to fight for time in God’s presence.

I also attended several workshops and panels, but at SYMC some of the most important converstaions can also happen outside the classroom or after the session is over in one-on-one conversations.

If you are at SYMC, I’m glad you’re here, if not, I hope to see you next year in Louisville!!!

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at SimplyYouthMinistry.com and on the Kindle Store.

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