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That's funny, because WiBo was the only conference I've ever gone to alone. Our pastor was supposed to come too but a funeral changed his plans.

i'm commenting so you won't be the lone commenter here, Nick. =)

Great thoughts. I was a lone conference goer to "thirsty" back in 2002 or something like that (the conference that was for college pastors put on by Louie Giglio). My church got the money to send me last minute, and it was not a fun experience to be by myself. I even commented to Louie that I hated being alone. I did make friends with other people at the conf, but they all had their teams. The next year I went, I took 8 people with me, because I was bound and determined NOT to be alone... anyway, good thoughts.

By the way Ben you probably don't remember me, but Lori Wilhite introduced me to you at Catalyst in Irvine. We were in the sanctuary, and you thought I was with her team, but I was from a church in Los Angeles. Anyway, I've been following your blog since then, and follow you on Twitter. I appreciate your thoughts.

I have a conference in November that I attend in VA Beach yearly. For a myriad of reasons, I've always been that "lone conference goer." For a fleeting moment upon initial arrival, yes, I would get a bit bummed that no one else from my organization could attend; however, I'd just go on with whatever I was doing. It honestly has not detracted from the experience.

Now, admittedly, I'm going to a conference this weekend where I won't be that lone conf goer. And I am definitely excited about hanging out with the 3 or 4 guys that will make it during our "off time."

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