love this list from steve argue about how to make the most of the convention. very closely lines up with what i share in the opening session.
Go to a seminar you disagree with… to understand.
Sit in a different spot each session… try to see from another perspective.
Talk with someone different than you… to learn.
Seek out a youth workder half your age or twice your age… buy them coffee.
Spend time being quiet… resist perpetuating busyness in your life.
Sleep in or stay up late… jolt your natural schedule.
Support local restaurants, avoid places you could eat at from home.
Take the long way… let go of efficiency.
Summarize your notes… share them with someone when you get home.
Walk around the block. Don’t say you’ve been in St. Louis until you’ve done so.
Sing nothing during worship… listen as though you were hearing the words for the first time.
Share with someone what the Spirit was saying to you as you listened throughout the plenary gathering… avoid critiquing the message.
Embrace a quote of the day, image of the day, song of the day, surprise of the day, conversation of the day. Journal them.
Avoid at all costs saying, “When I was here last time…”