As I have written before, KPM is that annual youth leaders conference that we put on. KPM 2014 was, in my mind, the best one that I have been to. This year I was again in charge of the sound, but had a much better idea of what I was doing then I did the year before. The theme of this year was about growing ourselves by experiencing God. Often we learn in leaders conferences about how to lead others well, but we miss training on how to grow ourselves, not by creating programs for ourselves, but by spending time being with God. This conference was about that. It was about the importance of God’s Word and spending time daily with him.
I wrote before that I was in charge of the sound this year. Last year was a challenge for me as it was a big responsibility and I had not done it before. This year I had a much better idea of what I wanted to do and how to prepare it better. I came with a plan and an organization to everything that I was doing. Last year we lost some equipment, I was not willing to let this happen again. I organized the equipment that we had and documented everything that we were taking. It worked out well. The second thing that I changed from last year was my goal of the week. Last year I was focused on everything being good quality. This year I focused on pursuing Joy and being an encouragement. Each day I woke up and sought my Joy in God. I then went through the day thinking of ways to encourage others, especially my sound team. It was amazing the effect this had!
I really enjoyed the team of guys I had to work with this year. They really worked hard and did an excellent, God honoring job. It was a pleasure to work with them and only added to my Joy. I believe that this was an oppertunity where God taught me a lot. I am not a big fan of big groups and events but this was somehow different. I believe that the change in focus and perspective made the difference!