The Simply Youth Ministry Conference: Why I Love This Conference!

Oct 31st is Halloween, but it’s also the early bird deadline for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. Here’s some information and reasons I love this community of youth workers who come together yearly to do more than get training. It’s a family!

*Early Bird Deadline expires 10.31.2011 (A $40 SAVINGS!)

When: March 2-5, 2011

Where: Louisville, KY

Here’s Where to Register:

Here’s What Phil Bell Loves About SYMC: 

  • They have deeper learning tracks that help you dig deeper into certain ministry areas. You can spend 4-8 hours focused on one area of ministry and come away with a wealth of knowledge as well as highly practical steps and ideas.
  • The community there is incredible. Everything they do is geared to helping youth workers connect with each other and build lasting relationships. I have been to SYMC for 4 years now, and I have some incredible friendships with people I call and Skype regularly. I know I am not alone in ministry…
  • The Speakers are accessible and easy to talk to. It does not matter who you are, every speaker is available to talk to. There is no “them and us” at this conference.
  • It’s Super fun! It’s a great place to let your hair down and be yourself. It’s a great place to laugh and forget about ministry struggles.
  • They care about your soul at SYMC: The Simply Youth Ministry Soul Care Team are always available to talk, pray, and encourage us for the whole conference. This year the theme for the conference is “Breathe”.
Full Disclosure: I am a member of the SYMC IT3 team and help brainstorm this conference. But, I became a part of this team because I believe in this conference and all that it stands for. When they say, “It’s a conference for youth workers by youth workers”, they really mean it. I am one of 100 people who were part of the brainstorming the state of youth ministry and brainstorming how to help the conference reflect real needs for real youth workers like me and you…

Don’t just take my word for it. Take Kami’s word for it! Kami Gilmour is the director of SYMC and recently did an interview with Tim Schmoyer from Life in Student Ministry.


3 Responses to The Simply Youth Ministry Conference: Why I Love This Conference!

  1. Jake Rasmussen October 28, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Looks HOT! Excited for 2012!

  2. Benjer McVeigh October 28, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Anyone who’s on the fence about this should go. We made some tough decisions last year in our budget to be able to bring a team of ten: three staff and seven volunteers. We’re hoping to go back in a year or two.

  3. Phil Bell October 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Benjer, that is awesome! It would be good to see you in 2012 too!

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