Thursday morning I head out to the beautiful state of Ohio for the second NYWC of 2009. After a year’s worth of planning, preparation, and trying to get people to come– I am beside myself ready to get on site and do my job! The Midwest version of NYWC is always my highlight as “these are my people.”
Thirty days ago I wrote this, it summarizes my feelings today, as well:
I may have the best job in youth ministry. Sure, I’m not on stage or writing books or in any way famous. But, I am doing work I love. I get the unique job of meeting lots of people– practitioners of youth ministry, researchers, authors, speakers… And loads of folks who do they day to day work of reaching this generation for Jesus Christ.
I still believe I have the best job in youth ministry. I am thankful for the opportunity to encourage and invest in this group of heroes.
Will you join me in praying for a fantastic convention for this group of youth workers? It’s been a tough year to be in youth ministry all-around. But especially in the Midwest.