Youthwork the Conference

Blogging live from the conference, OK I’m just around the corner in Weatherspoons but there seems to be loads of other delegates here too!
I’m still reflecting on the whole discipleship and growth issue and have had chance to chat this through with a few of the one thousand four hundred delegates, but I’m still not even sure what the correct question is!
duffy robbins.jpgRelevently though, Duffy Robbins was awesome this morning on the Character of a Youth worker. He basically looked at Philipians 3 and the single minded pursuit of Christ. Good quote from him about not being double minded and introducing too many “buts” into the equation:
“Too many “buts” and you’ll fall on your butt!”
Corny I know but it’s a good line in what was a passionate and honest call that boiled down to “It’s not about a fast start, it’s about a strong finish”
Phi 3:12 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.
Phi 3:13 My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead.
Phi 3:14 I run toward the goal, so that I can win the prize of being called to heaven. This is the prize that God offers because of what Christ Jesus has done.
Phi 3:15 All of us who are mature should think in this same way. And if any of you think differently, God will make it clear to you.
Phi 3:16 But we must keep going in the direction that we are now headed.

I have to confess I’m all seminarred out at the moment and have instead, enjoyed some great chats on the Crusaders, CPAS, Merseyfest and Moorlands exhibition stands.