Why my calendar is marked for District Conference every year.
The greatest investment you can make into your church is toward your health and improvement as a leader. A leader can be characterized as one who causes people to receive the best God has for them.
But commission Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see. Deuteronomy 3:28 NIV
My output requires intake. Which is why I make it a point to attend District Conference every year so I can take in the encouragement and strengthening I need. Here are 3 things I’m looking forward to taking in at this year’s conference:
Escape. Sometimes in order for me to be more dialed into my role as a leader, I need to make time to pull myself out. A break in my normal pattern of life is always refreshing.
Relationships. Seeing familiar faces and reconnecting with them is encouraging. Talking with my peers about shared ministry experiences and listening to their stories of how they’ve overcome circumstances inspires my faith to believe God for more.
Sharpening. I always come away with something practical that I can implement in my leadership. I’m reminded that I play a part in something that’s so much bigger than myself and my church. I find that being lead is just as important as leading.
The theme for this year’s conference is Momentum. If you’re feeling stagnant in your calling, then this alone is a great reason to attend. I look forward to seeing you there!