This is the option for those who like to arrive early and settle in to their surroundings. Enjoy a relaxed dinner out with friends at a downtown restaurant. Then, laugh out loud at one of the best improv comedy clubs in the country.
The Youth Ministry Academy begins for real today. If you are staying at the Embassy Suites, breakfast will be a treat. On your way to the Academy, pick up your morning coffee at Starbucks, one block away. Or, just snack in your car and be ready to learn. Pick from a wide array of workshops, purposefully chosen to meet your needs, whether you are a beginner or veteran. Remember you have already paid for lunch and dinner.
Day two of the Youth Ministry Academy will go quickly. Enjoy approachable youth ministers sharing their experience on a variety of subjects. There will also be seminary professors, pastors and a variety of professionals sharing their area of expertise. If you live close to Orlando, invite your volunteer team to come in for dinner and worship on Friday night.
Today’s workshops are shorter and focused on the adults who volunteer in their local church youth ministries. Arriving the night before allows you and your team to adjust easily to the pace of the day starting with breakfast and a bonus workshop. If arriving on Saturday, be sure to get here early enough to enjoy the Exhibit Hall and an inspirational gathering to orient you to the day’s events. Be sure to stay through the closing worship to hear Kenda’s closing remarks. She always leaves one with something to ponder.