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middle school ministry campference, the time is now!

hey, my middle school/junior high ministry peeps. as i travel around the country and connect with youth workers, i’ve had so many tell me they’re jazzed about the idea of the middle school ministry campference. so many have told me they’re thinking of coming.

but… if i’m being totally honest with you… the current registration numbers don’t reflect that.

we never expected this to be a big event — in fact, we didn’t want it to be big. we wanted to create an intimate, open, dialogical tribal gathering. i’m stoked about how fun it’s going to be, and how unique. but the event is drawing near (october 14 – 16), and it’s time for action.

so, i’m hoping (and praying) that more of you will click through and join us.

all but one of our speakers/presenters/dialogue leaders is one of us – an in-the-trenches young teen youth worker. the one who isn’t is michael flaherty. you might not know michael’s name, but you’ve been influenced by him, as have every one of your middle schoolers. that’s because michael is the founder and CEO of walden media. walden is responsible for all the narnia movies, as well as holes, charlotte’s web, bridge to terabithia, journey to the center of the earth, and a host of other films. when the middle school pastor from michael’s church told me that michael might be willing to join us, i asked if he could speak about the importance and power of story, and i’m really pumped to hear what he has to say.

andrew, the middle school pastor at michael’s church, put together this little intro video for us:

hope you can join us!