As I mentioned yesterday, the conference I'm attending this week is
being put on by the company that does the direct mail for my
Specifically, this conference is for all of their mission clients.
And while the organization I work for isn't a mission, per se, we are
lumped into that category because we provide similar services. The
reason they lump us together with other missions is to save us money
on our campaigns. By putting us all in one big group they can get
lower print and mailing costs, but that's another story.
Now, what I find interesting about this conference is that since most
of their clients are missions they have geared the conference toward
those organizations. Each day starts with worship and a devotional.
And throughout the day it isn't uncommon to hear words like
"ministry," and "blessed."
For the Christian in me this kind of interaction is great, but as an
employee of a non-religious organization, it is a little confusing.
I'm so used to being torn between those two worlds. With them
colliding here I don't know what to do with myself. In some ways I
wish they were kept separate. It would be more applicable to my
situation. However, I realize that I am probably in the minority. I
may, in fact, represent the only non-religious organization here,
which leads me to wonder if this is really the best fit. More on
that another time.
As for now, it's time for this break to end and the next session to
begin, so I'd better sign off.