Is it a conference for middle school youth workers?
Is it a retreat for middle school youth workers?
Somewhat, but more like a conference
We have a hard time describing the Middle School Ministry Campference, because any short description doesn’t completely capture the vibe that is so amazing about this event. Really, it’s a Tribal Gathering for middle school and junior high youth workers.
Sure, we’ll have seminars and focused conversations led by some of the leading practitioners in our field. But the primary value of the weekend is that we’re all together, playing, talking, eating, dreaming, worshipping. You won’t just sit in a seminar with an expert: you’ll have a meal with her or go zip-lining with him. And you’ll find plenty of “experts” who, just like you, are the other attendees. Because everyone has a voice at the Campference.
Here’s what some of last year’s attendees said:
It’s rare to find a place where you can find both refreshment for your soul AND a plethora of creative ideas that you can immediately implement in your middle school ministry. The MSMC provides exactly that. I’ve been to all three years, and I can’t imagine missing one. See you next year!
If your focus is middle school ministry, you MUST attend the Campference! You don’t realize how much you need it until you’re there- the ideas, encouragement, common purpose, and FUN atmosphere are so refreshing and motivating.
Effortless and TOTALLY comfortable opportunities (even for introverts!) all freakin weekend to connect with other youth workers who all do exactly what I do.
Campference was refreshing, lacking pretense and full of camaraderie. It was a great reminder that we are in this together.
MSMC is THE event to attend if you are looking to connect with some of the best people in Middle School ministry in the country. I came back with tons of fantastic ideas for my own ministry that I can use today.
This year, we’re keeping the best of what we’ve learned from the past four events, and making a handful of tweaks to continue improving. We’ll spend three days together at a gorgeous camp setting. All the speakers will be with us for the whole event. The price is all-inclusive (which makes it a crazy value, thanks to the partnership of SpringHill Camps). But we’re also adding new and more seminars and conversations. So even those who return will find something of great value.
If you bring a team, you’ll have the best experience of your ministry year. And if you come alone, you won’t be alone for long (we promise).