Last week's blog reflected on generational differences in approach to missions. Dr. David Livermore of the Global Learning Center at Cornerstone University is one of the leading experts in short term missions and cultural intelligence which are key issues for youth and intergenerational mission teams. He will be the keynote speaker at a conference on these topics on October 30 at Ivanrest CRC, Grandville, Michigan. Sponsored by Christian Reformed World Missions, in cooperation with Youth Unlimited, CRWRC, Christian Reformed Home Missions, and Calvin Theological Seminary. Each of these organizations and several others will be providing workshop leaders in the afternoon. I believe this event could spark a lot of fruitful conversation about how to bring together youth leaders, pastors and missions advocates in a joint effort to deepen the impact of short term youth and intergenerational missions on both the receiving and sending churches/communities. I hope that many of you will be able to attend. For lots more information see the conference webpage at www.crwm.org/next.