It's five days till Flourish starts and the conference looks exciting. We've got almost 190 people registered (I think it will go over that by the time we tidy up the details this evening). When we started planning for Flourish we thought it would be great if we could get 150 people, so the response has been bigger than we'd even hoped for. There are people coming from churches in every state of Australia and a mix of men and women and people from a range of age groups. It is going to be great to see them all together, and even more exciting to hear the conversations and ideas that come from the conference.
The Flourish committee meets by phone tonight to put the finishing touches on the preparation. Pray that things will go smoothly and that we will think of all the details that need to be covered so the conference runs smoothly. Pray also that the conference will be encouraging for all who come and that different perspectives on how we apply the Bible's teaching on men and women will be stimulating and not a cause of difficulty.