Youth Specialties has been pouring into my life as a pastor to students ever since I first started in student ministry ten years ago.  I wait with expectancy on our trip to the National Youth Workers Convention every year.

Words fail me when I try to share how amazing of an experience it is.  I’ve tried “it’s like camp for youth workers”, but even that falls flat.  It’s like camp on a booster shot of steroids with the best mix of speakers, concerts, and workshops ever!  Add to that the unique experience of being with thousands of other people as crazy about students and God as you are, and it’s life-changing.  I walk away encouraged, challenged, and equipped without fail.

I highly recommend that you join the youth worker’s biggest party in 2010 at either San Diego or Nashville here: http://nywc.com.

Here’s a few pics and videos from our time in Atlanta last year.


Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District

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