This week, the RightNow conference is gathering at our church, and it’s just reminding me of how encouraging and fun a good conference can be.

A conference (beyond the world of college ministry) can also be a great opportunity for you and your students (or at least your student leaders), a ready-made leadership retreat. You don’t have to plan content, just travel and ways to debrief during/after the conference. Maybe a “fun night,” too.

There are now a handful of Catalyst events each year in numerous places, as well as many others. Your national or regional denomination may offer some, as well. RightNow would be a great option, too.

Of course I love college ministry conferences. But there are plenty of other leadership, missions, or ministry conferences that would fit the bill.