Perhaps you have heard the old joke:
Q. “When is a car not a car?”
A. “When it turns into a parking lot!”
(And if you are like me, and not afraid of a good “dad joke,” tuck that one away to try later on your 7 year old.)
A similar question, this time not a joke:
Q. “When is a retreat not a retreat?”
A. “When it turns into a conference!”
Now this might sound like strictly semantics, but if you are a volunteer event planner for your church, hang with me and let’s take a quick look at what the difference is, why it matters, and what we should do about it.