today i fly to michigan for our first-ever middle school ministry summit. 45 middle-school only youth workers are coming, from all over the u.s. kurt johnston (from saddleback), eric venable (from youthfront in KS) and myself will host. we don’t have pre-packaged talks or even a schedule, really (just some guidelines and a general direction). after a time of getting to know each other, we’ll talk about what discussion subjects are pressing for each of us, then vote on a discussion agenda. some subjects we’ll tackle as a large group, and others we’ll split up into smaller groups. should be a really neat time — it’s so rare for middle school church staff to be able to join together with true peers who share our (somewhat strange) calling to reach young teens.