March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse
Like the stories that get told over and over again until they’re “true,” or the photos on social media that spread like wildfire until they’re debunked, there are lies in Youth Ministry that many of us simply accept because we’ve heard them so often. We’ll spend time together digging in to five of these youth ministry lies. And we’ll work to discover “truths” that will help you build a strong Youth Ministry.
March 4, 2016 - 1:30 PM Room: D2
We so often do Youth Ministry in a vacuum. We do it for the sake of itself, for the sake of having a big program, or for the sake of our own egos. What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood? What if we did it in a way that prepared them for their early adult participation in the church?
March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: C2
Planning a youth retreat can be overwhelming! Not sure where to start? Join us, a team of retreat planning professionals and youth retreat survivors (aka veterans). This workshop will cover topics such as selecting and working with the retreat center, setting budgets, marketing, sample timelines, and much more. Special attention will be given to the topic of getting volunteers. Bring your questions, challenges, and ideas. Don't forget, youth are the future of our church - let's have a great conversation! Erin Hilliker and Joah Widman will be co-presenters for this workshop.
March 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM Room: D1
Often times as leaders and adults when we here the word teen we tend to look the other way. The youth of today are our youth leaders and pastors of tomorrow. We must take the time to teach them and prepare and empower and equip them with God's word so that they may be able to lead God's people. Let this course show you new and innovative ways to teach your teens the word of God.We will discuss tips and ideas on how to keep your teens engaged with God's word.
March 5, 2016 - 8:00 AM Room: D1
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 5, 2016 - 2:15 PM Room: D1
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.)