I (and a ton of our singles) just returned yesterday from our trip to the NEXT conference. It’s always difficult to summarize all that took place there but I’ll try! The weekend is packed with wonderful worship, world-class teaching, community groups, time to hang out, kick ball, ultimate Frisbee, meals in downtown Baltimore (with 100′s in line with you!), reunions with friends from other churches, fellowship late into the night, too little sleep, prayer, application, and lots of coffee – all with close friends plus 2500 other attendees. We are glad to report that his year’s conference was simply outstanding. We want to thank everyone who prayed for us while we were away and I look forward to all the stories you’ll hear about how God met us.
So, in light of our return from this conference, I’d like to encourage everyone in the church in two ways:
1) Ask someone you know who went: What is one reason you believe God had you go to that conference? I think it will encourage you to hear from those who went the ways that God was at work!
2) Listen to what we heard! You can listen to all the messages online here. I’d encourage you to – they are awesome!
We all look forward to being back at church on Sunday and worshiping together. Conferences are great – but there’s no place like home!
Grace to you,