We all know budgets are tightening in youth ministry. Tight, like me trying to fit into a pair of Size 28 Wrangler Jeans.
While we need to be more conscious of how we spend our youth ministry budget money, I think it’s super important that we still get the training that we need throughout the year. This can come in many forms, such as podcasts, books, meeting with youth pastors in your area, as well visits to other churches.
As your budget is being tightened (I know the feeling, we’ve made some significant cuts, too, which led me to creating this poll), I know attending a youth ministry conference might sound like a crazy, unrealistic dream! But taking part in a high-impact conference, rubbing shoulders with other youth workers just like you, and training you with the ministry tools you need for 2009 can be one of your best training tools. You may not be able to afford the marshmallows for chubby bunny, but with the right training you will be equipped to do effective youth ministry!
The reason I believe in this conference and the training is because it is what has kept me in youth ministry. Your money attending the PDYM Conference on March 24-27th here at Saddleback Church in Southern California will be well spent.
- Yes, this is the church where I am the High School Pastor!
- Yes, the whole event will be in The Refinery (student building)!
- Yes, this conference is hosted by Doug Fields!
- Yes, I really believe this conference is the best church-based youth ministry training that you can get!
- No, you can’t swim in the baptismal!
Click Here for more info about the PDYM Conference, you can use the code “joshsblog” to get $25 OFF REGISTRATION! Would love to see you in a couple of months out here at Saddleback.