January 7, 2009

Momentum Conference This Weekend

I'm really pumped about a conference I get to be a part of this weekend. I'll be at the Momentum 3 Conference sponsored by Global Youth Ministry. For those of you who aren't really that familiar with Global, they are a ministry that has a vision to reach the world by reaching the world's teenagers. They're all about developing youth ministry leaders & student leaders to reach other students for Christ. They do all the stuff like a lot of ministries, like weekend conferences & camps during the summer, but here's where they are different. They also take students overseas to do mission work. While those students are there they will take on leadership roles in leading a camp similar to the one they may have attended through Global in the past. They also get to work, in some cases, with a "Global Mentor" who has gone to live on the ground to develop youth ministry leaders in places where youth ministry either doesn't exist or it's in its infancy. They have a global vision that they're inviting local churches to get involved with.

This weekend I get to head up to their mountain top retreat center to spend some time with Roger Glidewell & a bunch of other youth ministry leaders. During the weekend we'll not only be taught & challenged by Roger & other conference staff, but we'll spend some time really talking about what we are doing as youth leaders all over the country. It's unlike anything I've been apart of. Usually it's about going & hearing "somebody" teach you about youth ministry & leadership, & that's great, but this looks like it's going to go to another level. I'm really pumped about what I'm going to hear, not only from Roger, but from all the other leaders who will be there sharing what God is doing in & through their ministries in their churches.

If you don't know much about Global, check them out at http://www.globalyouthministry.com/ . I would encourage any youth ministry leader to investigate them & get involved in what God is doing through Global Youth Ministry.

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