So I'm getting ready to go to Drive 2011! I'm so hype (definition- excited, thrilled) because (1) I will not have a toddler sleeping in the next room (ie. a full nights rest) Woo Hoo! (2) Northpoint Community Church, and their Children's Ministry, do so many things so well. I can't wait to learn what they've learned these last 15 years. Or at least what I'll be able to retain. :) (3) I can't wait to connect with other people across the country doing the same thing I'm doing... Children's Minsitry or as we like to call it #kidmin!
And what's funny is that I just did something quite embarrassing to make a "great" first impression. An email was sent out to everyone attending one of the pre-conference sessions asking what we'd like to hear most about and sharing contact information. I acidentally replied to all and sent everyone on the list my ramblings on some of the challenges I've been facing as a Children's Ministry Director. I was mortified. Who wants to hear about a kidmin out in Elmhurst Queens, NYC and what her questions are. I hope people aren't too annoyed. I sent a follow up "apology email" to everyone. I wanted to crawl under a rock. I guess I'm mortified because this isn't the first time I've done this. I've had this ditsy moment before. I guess I just have to laugh, introduce my self to everyone and apologize in person. :)
So Drive 2011... Here I come! My prayer is that I do get to meet other folks who minister to kids all across the country and that I will learn from them during those 3 days and beyond.
I'll share my experiences at Drive 2011 in another post coming soon...