Vacation ended yesterday afternoon and I'm back in work mode (i.e., I'm allowed to think about church leadership again...as if I stopped). Anyway, I'm at the Saddleback worship arts conference for the next few day with David and Melissa Gafford, Dave Belford (Programming Director) and Jonathan Haage (Associate Worship Arts Director...or is that associate to the director...just kidding for The Office fans). Lois headed out back to MN and she's at a Young Life summer camp at Castaway observing and helping out (Henry M. is counseling there with the high school group he works with in Eau Claire).
Getting away with a ministry team has incredible value. We're looking forward to connecting with other teams that are here from churches we know as well. I'll send updates about what we're learning and discussing as we go along.