Well, the day has finally come. You’ve been waiting for weeks. Your flight itinerary is printed out, your bags are packed with that perfect not-too-stuffy brand of business casual, and you can’t wait to be out of the office for a few days.
Yes, it’s time for a conference.
Oh, and this isn’t just any ministry conference. This is THAT ministry conference that will solve all of your woes, give you renewed vision and perspective, ensuring a lifetime of happy, healthy service to God and others.
But we’ve all met some interesting characters at our conferences who make our experiences…well…interesting. Haven’t we? After all, ministry conferences are like tiny social experiments where people from different contexts converge and share their experiences, their struggles, and their personalities for a few days. And in the midst of all the fun, nobody wants to be “that guy” (or girl), who makes the experience a little less enjoyable for everyone else. So here’s a rundown of some folks you’ll find at every conference and hopefully how not to become one.