A Voice that Needs to Be Heard
by Travis Deans
Many of you have, no doubt, heard about "The Nines" - a day long, online conference featuring Christian leaders from all over sharing 9 minutes worth of insights on the church, ministry, and building the Kingdom of God coming up on September 27th.
I recently nominated Daryl Nuss, the Excutive Director of the National Network of Youth Ministries to be a speaker for The Nines. Why? Because in all of the seminars, books, workshops, conventions, and discussion about growing the Church, almost no one is talking about churches working together.
Honestly, I don't think I've ever heard anyone talk about "churches-working-together" as a strategy for church growth. Almost all church growth 'talk' is done in as if your particular church is the only church in your community that needs to grow. We need someone to champion the message that churches are not islands, that we are in this thing together, that we need each other, that we grow best when we grow together.
I have no clue if Daryl will be asked to speak at The Nines, but I am praying that someday church leaders will begin to talk about doing this stuff TOGETHER! For the good of youth ministry, for the good of the whole church, and for the good of lost people the world over, let's get this message out there - we are better together!
By the way, you can give Daryl, and other youth ministry voices, a thumbs up here - http://thenines.cc/nominate-a-speaker/