My name is Jacob Newton. I am a youth and young adult pastor at Meridian Friends Church in Meridian, Idaho. I have enjoyed working with youth as my job for almost 6 years now. I attended Friends Summit 2010 when I was in college and have enjoyed being a part of the planning committee for Friends Summit 2018. The team meets via phone and Google Hangout every month to work out details and we also meet together in person every couple of months. In May, we’ll all be gathering in Ohio to have a 3 day planning session.
I know there have been a few blog posts before mine (be sure and check them out) as well as some promotional material online. It may be hard to think about an event that will happen in December while it is April. But, it will be here before you know it! We all know how sometimes we wait for things that seem so far away and then before we know it, it is here! Summit 2018 will be like that.
I encourage you, if you are reading this, to serious begin planning and talking about some logistics or travel and fundraising for Summit 2018. The conference will be an amazing time in Denver and we really want YOU to be there with us. But getting there isn’t something that will just happen the week before. Talk to your friends, parents, youth pastor, pastor, and/or church elders about making plans for you and others from your church to attend Friends Summit 2018.
See you in Denver!
– Jacob Newton