Friday, June 19, 2009

Why I enjoy Annual Conference

  • reconnecting with old friends, spending quality time with some of the people whose company I enjoy most, and meeting new people
  • celebrating some of the transformative ministries that make New England such a cool place to serve
  • growing through learning experiences, like this year's inspiring teaching by Adam Hamilton
  • enjoying worship I don't have to lead
  • checking out all the titles at Cokesbury... and resisting the temptation to overspend
  • being part of the celebration as new pastors are commissioned and ordained
  • getting my fuel tank refilled and remembering why I do what I do
  • sleeping in a really uncomfortable dorm room bed and eating overcooked cafeteria food (not so much)
  • seeing what crazy cross-dressing thing John Blackadar is going to do next

How about you?