It's true, I LOVE conferences! I love the environment, the presenters, the swag bags, the people... everything! Even things like getting to a conference pump me up! It's a whole adventure for me! I like conferences so much, I even organized and hosted a Kids Ministry conference last November, Fuel Conference!
This month, I'll be heading down to Atlanta, GA to the Orange Conference with a group from my church and I'm already giddy about it! Here are some of the reasons I absolutely love conferences:
However, conferences also have a shadow side for me and there are times where I probably shouldn't attend any conferences. Here's why conferences are really bad for me (and probably you too!):
So, in the end, I'm still a huge fan of the conference... it's just that I have to be aware of the shadow side too. I suggest that you treat your team to a conference - it'll show them their valued, enhance your ministry and team building, and potentially network you with so many other people on the same path!
What conferences are you attending this year?
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