This marks the 6th trip to the Opryland Hotel for AACC’s World Conference. It is quite the spectacle. I love meeting up with old and new friends. I love the opportunities to teach and learn. I don’t love the Opryland. It is behemoth (though good for exercise) and feels fake after a day or two in the climate controlled indoor bubble. Nice greenery and all but still a bit stifling for my taste.
This year I will be present at the following
- Speaking to Salvation Army Officers on ministry challenges and spiritual renewal (slides on slides page)
- Speaking to golfers at the Project Tuza Golf fund-raiser and dinner about Rwanda and the work we will do there in a few weeks.
- Presenting with Diane Langberg on Complex Trauma (3 hour pre-conference seminar)
- Meeting with the American Bible Society, AACC, and others about supporting global trauma recovery
- Meeting with those going to Rwanda to make final plans on our 3 day training of World Vision workers
- 9/29 Conference opens!
- Attending as many plenary and breakouts as possible
- Representing Christian Psychology to counseling students at “Awakenings” event
- Pizza with Langberg & Associates staff who will be there!
- Presenting a 1 hour breakout with Carol King on international trauma recovery (slides on slides page)
- Making a pitch from the main stage to all attendees during the “ask” for support for Project Tuza.
I think I will be plenty busy. This doesn’t count all the interactions with friends and colleagues I often have. So, I look forward to it and look forward to it being over and returning home to family. Feel free to pray for their stamina as well!