Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The surprising thing that Doug Fields said...



Sometimes, you just wish that someone would see and really understand what it is that you are passionate about. Well that happened to me and some friends at the Doug Fields/Group Publishing "National Youth Ministry Conference" this past weekend. A bunch of guys from the National Network of Youth Ministries were there helping youth pastors connect with local networks back home in their communities. Group even had us do a workshop on youth ministry networking - that was very exciting. We were all blown away, though, on Sunday night when Doug Fields said from the main stage that he can't believe how many youth pastors he talks with who are trying to do youth ministry all alone. He said that he had been telling lots of youth pastors to go and connect with the National Network of Youth Ministries because he is a big fan of what they do. That was a very encouraging moment for all of us - someone who is that well-known gets the importance of coming together and working together. So, it's official, Doug Fields says youth pastors should get connected - thanks Doug for the affirmation and encouragement!(www.youthworkers.net).

4 comments:

adam mclane said...

That's really cool. Does that imply that Saddleback is a part of a network? Just curious.

Nick Arnold said...

Adam, good question. I've wondered that myself. I don't see many larger churches networking with smaller churches, unless they are of the same denomination. Maybe Saddleback is different.

I know Rick is big on his P.E.A.C.E. project, which is a large worldwide network, does that count?

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