December 3-5 I’ll be in Vancouver Washington for the annual Christian Leadership Conference sponsored by the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust and the Stewardship Foundation http://christianleadershipinitiative.org/programs/christian-leadership-advance/. Each year there are presentations and conversations related to critical issues for leaders in the broad Christian community. But let’s be honest, I go because it is a great opportunity to see long-time ministry peers and make new connections. Some of my best life friendships are rooted in meetings that happened at conferences. I’ll go to the meetings (at least most of them). But, what I am really looking forward to are the face to face times that will be worked into the schedule.