Thirsty 07, Ya'll!
This just in: Pre-registration has begun for Thirsty '07. In the unfortunate case that you're unfamiliar with Thirsty, it's the annual gathering hosted by Passion Conferences for college pastors, leaders, and anyone with an emphasis on college ministry. It's not a "how-to" conference with all the new tricks and strategies for getting students to flock to your church or ministry. Instead, Thirsty's contribution is two-fold: First, it is a rare opportunity for leaders to stop thinking about their flocks and ministries and students and center themselves on Christ. It's an opportunity to be poured into rather than pouring out. It's a time to be refilled, reenergized, and refocused. It's a time to subject yourself to the paradigm-shifting power of the magnificent glory of God. Second, but infinitely less importantly, it's an opportunity to see by example what effective college ministry looks like simply by engaging with the top college pastors and worship leaders of the country and world. Anyway, I didn't get paid for this (bummer), but from my own experience, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss, if it presents itself.