I have been to two national ABC USA gatherings since becoming American Baptist. We gather every two years and up until this year it was simply called the Biennial. Fun Fact: In the early days when American Baptists and Southern Baptists were simply Baptists we met every three years in Philadelphia and it was aptly named the Triennial.
I had a great time in Overland Park and the Mission Summit. Several things changed in my life between Puerto Rico and Mission Summit. I changed ministry settings, I moved across a state, I met lots of new people, I got invited to a couple national meetings, I bought my first home, and I have grown as a minister and person. Thanks be to God for the past weekend and the past two years. I can't wait to see how Gods Spirit moves during the next two years in me, my family, ABC Nebraska, and ABC USA. As our closing speaker Matt Stutervant shared, "the wind [spirit] is only beginning to blow."