Happy Friday friends,
I was thinking about the recent Summit gathering and some of thoughts that were shared. Knowing that most of us are working in smaller churches, I thought these resources might help. Over on my blog, I wrote about 3 of my favorite books that have been very helpful to me and my ministry.
These books are available on Amazon in both print and Kindle versions. I hope they are helpful for you!
Hi EPC peeps, something major has happened over the last 24 hours that has opened the door to an incredible opportunity. Youth Specialties is now under the management of Orange and Download Youth Ministry. While the implications of this partnership and the future of Youth Specialties is yet to be seen, the announcement came that the National Youth Workers Convention will happen from November 15-18, 2018 in St. Louis as planned.
Now here is where it gets crazy. To kick off the new ownership and to promote NYWC, the partnership announced that on April 26th, there will be a one-day only discounted registration fee of $99 to the first 1000 registrants.
NYWC at full cost is over $300 per person. That's all most 4 days of seminars and training, general sessions, and the massive exhibit hall for over $300.
BUT on April 26th, you can register and pay ONLY $99 PER PERSON!!!
Friends if you have ever thought about attending NYWC, but cost has prevented you from doing so, here is your opportunity!! Registration begins on the 26th at 12:01 a.m. A $300+ conference for only $99!!!
This year's convention is in St. Louis. And while $99 covers your convention fees, there is still the expense of travel, hotel, and meals. And yes, that could add up. But here's why being part of a network can benefit all of us.
If you are interested in attending this year's NYWC, I would suggest you register on the 26th as early as possible. The discount is only available to the first 1000 registrations. And rumor has it, that gold members of DYM have first crack at the the discounted price, so some people are already registering. So don't wait too long to do so on the 26th.
Now, once you have registered, let me know. If a good size group of us decide to go, I would suggest that we come up with a plan to possibly car-pool and share hotel rooms. By doing so, we could more then split the cost of what it would be if we were to tackle these expenses on our own.
For those of us who are adventurous, the drive is a little less than 9 hours; a straight shot west from the Pittsburgh area. We could split the cost of a rental van, or use a church van if someone has one available. Then we just split the gas.
Hotel rooms usually range between $90 to $150 depending on where you stay. Multiply that by 3 or 4 nights and you can have a pretty high bill. But split that with a roommate and you only pay half the hotel fee. There are also ways to get free wi-fi and free breakfast, if you're willing to stay at the right hotels. Free breakfast is always a good thing for the budget.
So if you are interested, let me know. We could make this a fun trip!
Now I will let you know that I will probably be on staff that week so I will already be taken care of. But I would love to help you guys come and experience NYWC! Just let me know.
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