california dreamin’

When people ask about my best experiences on the big road trip, my time in Southern California is definitely near the top of that list.


It was the beginning of my second semester of the trip, and I was finally getting in the “groove” of visiting ministries and interviewing ministers.

Also, California is such an innovative place… but it’s laid back at the same time. And those descriptions apply to Christian ministries like everything else.

Plus, I met some amazing college ministers there who really encouraged me as I continued on my big trip.

And finally, I got to stay with my awesome buddies Jake and Lesley (I’ve known Jake since Jr. High). And baby Sam, but he was in Lesley’s belly at the time.

So anyway, I like L.A.

On Sunday, I’ll leave for Road Trip #10. I’ll be spending about 6 days in the Los Angeles area, plus about a week total on the road. I’m still working out details, but here’s what I’m thinking at the moment:

  • Albuquerque on the way. I’m excited to see UNM during the school year! (I’ve seen it multiple times during breaks, but never during school.) And I’ll hopefully get to hang out with a minister or two.
  • Los Angeles Tuesday through Monday. Something like that, at least. I’ll be attending the College Leader Regional Training on Tuesday morning at Saddleback. Otherwise, I plan to meet with some college ministers, visit some campuses, and…? I’m sad I won’t have more time out there, but I’ll be headed back in October, so anybody I don’t get to catch up with this week, let’s plan on it then!
  • Lubbock on the way back. Surprisingly, I’ve never gotten to see Texas Tech University. So I would like to remedy that and, again, see some friends and meet some college ministers.

Meanwhile, as usual, I’d love for you to join me in exploring college ministry here at the blog. I’ll blog about what I learn and experience along the way, and I’m hoping for some great encounters, some great campuses, some great rest, and some good Jesus time.

It should be a great chance to pray about what’s next for my life, too. With the ebook almost finished, it’s a good time to re-ask what God would have me do next.


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