Real Stories from SYMC #1


Did you make it?  Are you on your way?  Are you sitting in a pre-conference retreat as we speak?  Are you unloading your luggage from the airport carousel, gassing up the car, checking in at the hotel, wandering the bookstore, or searching for the Soul Care venue?  Have you met some amazing people already?  Maybe Sherri, Liz, or Matty at registration – maybe Stephanie at the IT3 booth, Mike in the Connect Group arena, Ana at the airport, or Troy coordinating volunteers – maybe you’ve met Andy, Rick, Brian, Kerensa, or 100 other people who have been watching for you.  SYMC is FOR youth workers – and we’re glad you’re here…whether you are in the venue or watching online.  Because the best SYMC story of all is yours!!  

If we haven’t met you yet – we want to.  Pick a person – any person – introduce yourself.  Begin building relationships – connecting with hearts that beat like yours, minds that think like yours, Spirits that soar like yours when you express your youth ministry calling!

Thank you for coming – I cannot WAIT to get to know you.  If we miss one another (there are a LOT of youth workers here!!), find me on Facebook, Twitter, or

Author: Darren Sutton

I've been in student ministry nearly 30 years…which generally just confirms how much I still don't know. Some days I'm the pizza-eating, over-responding, teaching-on-the-fly, desperate-for-volunteers, frustrated-with-co-workers youth leader that we all are. And sometimes…I knock it out of the park. I'm everywhere on social media that you are!

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