Several from the Igniter Media/Collide team journeyed to Chicago for the Simply Youth Ministry Conference. We have been able to do many cool partnerships with Simply Youth over the years, starting way back in 2003. This was a very fun conference and major props go to the Simply Youth/Group team for putting on a great event. Once again, it was fun to talk to lots of people who had never heard of Igniter Media... always a highlight at conferences. Marc Matthews gets the MVP for the Igniter booth. This was his first conference and he did a great job.
Another big part of the conference for us were the media/tech classes that we taught. COLLIDE Magazine sponsored several classes taught by Scott McClellan, Bart Damer, Jeff Parker, Dave Harris, and more. They did a great job.
Lastly, it was a blast taking Johnny and Chachi to the main stage. They performed their 90's Medley and premiered their video, 'Killer Youth Ministry Tips'. Those were a highlight for sure.
The conference in pictures: