March 3, 2017 - 9:00 AM Room: N15
Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.
March 3, 2017 - 10:30 AM Room: D1
What do Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Mormons believe? A fast paced analysis of what these major religions believe, by an immigrant who grew up in cultures like Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia and India. We will compare these beliefs to Christianity and ask: Why are you a Christian? Then we'll look at the facts about how 75% of Christians kids leave the faith. How do parents protect their kids? This is an important class for parents and kids. It's fast paced and dynamic.
March 3, 2017 - 1:30 PM Room: D1
Is your church just starting a youth ministry? Are you in your first, second, or third year of youth ministry or just need a fresh outlook on your existing ministry? We will share with you how to recruit volunteers, set up your team, attract volunteers, set priorities and much more…We have a published resource guide for this topic with 13 quick tips we will share.
March 3, 2017 - 1:30 PM Room: N15
It takes money to do ministry, yet we're often stuck with a shortage of resources to do what we need to do. Whether you're looking to raise $2M for a new building or $2,000 for a mission trip, this workshop will uncover Biblical principles of fundraising alongside practical tips to maximize your income while minimizing the effort and stress among your team and donors.
March 3, 2017 - 3:00 PM Room: C2
Mentoring teens begins with a vision based on biblical principles, and continues onward sensing God’s leading. The mentoring process comes from God as He shares His Heart, as we grow deeper in our heart for the teens, and we as human mentors brings that heart back to God. This workshop will help you navigate this exciting adventure to grow that teen relationship for life.
March 4, 2017 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 200
Recent studies have shown that a significant percentage of high school graduates stop attending church after entering college. While some leave due to the lack of a genuine relationship with Christ, a sizable number do so after succumbing to challenges to their beliefs and/or the doctrines of their home church. What faith-related questions are the college students facing today? How do we prepare our youths for the challenges ahead? This workshop seeks to address these questions for the interest of youth leaders and parents.
March 4, 2017 - 11:15 AM Room: N15
Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? In this workshop we'll uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in. (Appropriate for children's and adult ministry workers, too.)
March 4, 2017 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse
Are you a “small” church? Don’t feel bad – you’re the majority! With the average church in America clocking in at about 75 members, there’s no reason why “small” has to equal “less” when it comes to a healthy, thriving youth ministry. We’ll break down stereotypes, rally around biblical and philosophical direction, and gain a ton of practical ideas for creating a ministry that teenagers will love to be a part of – no matter how large or small the group.