I believe I was a sophomore in college when it happened. I had only been really following Jesus less than a year at the point when I was invited to attend my first church conference. The college group I became a part of was loosely affiliated with a Vineyard church, and that church was having a weekend conference. Attending the church on Sundays, let alone for a whole weekend, made me nervous. It was so different from the experience I’d had of church growing up that I didn’t know what to do with it. But I trusted the group’s leader, and he told me that this conference was going to be really powerful in terms of people encountering God, so I went.