Homeless Blogger: Conference Roommates

Hello friends. My name is Kenny Conley and I’m the homeless blogger. What does that mean? Well, I have a blog over atchildrensministryonline.com (BUT DON’T GO THERE). My blog is very sick with a nasty virus. Since she’s sick and slowly getting better, I don’t have a place to post new articles. I’m at the Kidmin Conference in Chicago and like always, I’ve got something to say… I just don’t have anyplace to say it. So, thanks to some good friends, they’re giving this homeless blogger a couch to sleep on and letting me finish off the carton of ice cream in the freezer.
This week at Kidmin11, I’m rooming with Matt McKee. He’s a great friend that I’ve had for many years. We’re both speaking at Kidmin and I’ve recently learned that of all the speakers at Kidmin, we’re the only speakers that have roommates.
Now, I think that Matt is regretting that decision now. I’ve been a bit of a noisy sleeper and he keeps complaining that I’m more on his side of the bed than mine… I’m just kidding… about sharing a bed. Ha!
Here’s the deal. When at a conference, I’ve got 2-3 days to be with some of the biggest heros in my life. I get to be with people who I only seek one or two times a year at best, sometimes less. If given the opportunity, I’m always going to grab a roommate, as long as they’ll put up with my snoring.
Like I said earlier at the smalltownkidmin.com blog, if you come to a conference just to learn stuff, you’re wasting your money. The most valuable thing you’ll walk away with are close relationships with other stellar kidmin leaders. Having a roommate means 2-3 extra hours of conversations that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise.
So, if you’re coming to a conference, I urge you to take advantage of every opportunity to connect with others… however that looks!
Thanks Sam Luce for hosting my post. I’m really sorry, I think I erased all the shows on your DVR recording the last 10 seasons of Star Trek. Look for my next post by following my tweets at twitter.com/kennyconley

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