Dan Carson – This past weekend, approximately 80 youth workers from around the state and beyond gathered together for the Student Ministry Workers Retreat 2019 (SMWR2019) at Central Baptist College and enjoyed a day of worship, connection, and instruction. Samuel Bierig, from Spurgeon College in the Kansas City area, shared in our main sessions with Echo of Love leading us in worship. We also had breakout groups before lunch that were led by Lori Cline, Chris Selby, David Vandergriff, and Temple Carson. I want to express my gratitude to Central Baptist College for opening their doors and helping us realize our vision of pouring into student ministry workers. CBC Vice-President Ryan Johnson made us feel at home, and Director of Dining Services Jill McCollum and her staff provided outstanding support with our snacks and lunch. If you missed this year’s event, don’t worry — we plan on hosting the third annual Student Ministry Workers Retreat next year at Central Baptist College.