This year’s Spring conference was good as usual! One special thing for me at the conference was that my Dad came to the conference. He came the day before and we spent time at the Chases for one night. This was really a blessing for me. The theme of this conference was Family on a Mission. There was a lot of information about parenting and what the Bible says about it. The cool thing was how Dave Patty related it to spiritual parenting. I have not really thought about my discipling of young men also being a form of parenting. This has changed some of my perspectives on how I lead and disciple.
During the conference I spent some time with my JvK guys Jayce, Gavin, and now Ian. We spent time together on the family day trip talking about life together. We also went with the other older JV kids to see the movie Avengers. This was a fun activity for the kids and something we don’t get to do very often over here. I am thankful for the opportunity to invest in these boys and to see them grow in their faiths.
The final thing that I really enjoyed about this conference is the opportunity to meet with friends I only see at conference and to catch up on our lives and ministries. I was also thankful for the opportunity to have some real significant conversations with people.