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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