NWYC – Friday
The National Youth Workers Conference was amazing. It started off wonderful in the big room. Loved the intro to the theme and Andy Stanley. Andy talked about leading in uncertain times. His main theme was in times of uncertainty the leader must make his vision clear even if he doesn’t have all the answers. Following his talk Zondervan announced that Youth Works will take over the event side of Youth Specialties. The ironic thing was that after a lesson on clarity it was the most awkward unclear thing that could have happened. I think most people left thinking what was that about? Is NYWC is over as we know it? It seemed like it wasn’t very thought out or planned out announcement because everyone seemed like they didn’t know what to say or how to move from one thought to the next.
That night Francis Chan spoke and wow I honestly felt that he was speaking directly to me. His lesson was on the need for us to be abiding in Christ. Francis always has this way of making you feel as if you don’t love God while inspiring you to love him.