The Gathering is officially over. 3 days of food, fun, brainstorming and teaching ended last night after Survivor at the Fields’ house. It was awesome having our state mentors in town – these are the men and women who are living out the biblical purposes in the trenches and committed to helping others. They are essentially the stars of PDYM, the leaders of the network of thousands of youth ministries united under the purposes.

It was an amazing time, look for more updates about it on and the “fine” game we played to benefit Glue Boys. Some of my personal highlights included the rubber balls on the tables that turned into ‘ball wars’ periodically, seeing Joby’s amazing body again, getting new mentor pictures for and giving the mentors tons of free books and resources.