“What It’s Truly About”: Why I Am Attending NEXT

For the past two years I have gone to the NEXT Church conference because I need it.  In fact, I thirst for it.  As a new pastor, I prioritize going to this particular conference not because it trains me in new skills.  Though it does.  And I don’t go because it is a great networking opportunity.  Though it is.  I go because I always leave excited about serving the church.  I go because it affords me sacred moments to remember what my call is truly about.  I go because it is precious water for a thirsty soul.  If this conference is a reflection of what’s next for the church, I’d say we are in pretty good shape.

Charlene Han Powell
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

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