Youth Pastor Seminars
These seminars are intended for paid youth ministry leaders.
Celebrating Leadership Joys; Anticipating Leadership Landmines
with Michael Pawelke
Option Session #1: Friday 7:00-8:15pm, Room 139
This session will take an honest look at some very specific leadership pressures and how to embrace them.
Becoming 'Wonder'ful: Imagination in Ministry
With Blayne Banting
Option Session #2: Saturday 8:30-9:45am, Room 139
You might think creative people are born, not made but they are born to be made - and that means you too. Our powers of creativity and imagination are God-given gifts to be appreciated and developed in our ministries. This seminar will explore some of the myths surrounding creativity as well as some ways to develop your powers of creativity to use for God's glory.
Sunspots and Cold Patches: Being Honest About the Fluctuations in Our Walk with Jesus
With Kevin Fawcett
Option Session#3: Saturday 1:30-2:30pm, Room 139
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want." (Ps. 23:1)
"How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?" (Ps. 13:1)
King David knew what it was like to bask in God's presence and to struggle with his apparent absence. If we're honest, so do we. But how do you respond when everything goes cold, especially if you're a leader or a pastor? In this seminar we want to talk about the spiritual temperature changes that we all experience, exploring what they mean and what we should do about them.
Reaching This Generation
With Ben Woodman
Option Session #5: Saturday 4:00-5:00pm, Room 139
Most high school students wrestling with big life issuesdon'tcome knocking on the door of a church building for help. If you wait for them to come to you, it will probably never happen. We as youth workers can create safe, welcoming environments where teens can come, ask questions, feel heard, and hear the Gospel. This session will focus on the key principles that lead to healthy, growing youth ministries.
Empowering Students to Change the World
With Jason Ballard
Option Session #6: Saturday 9:15-10:30pm, Room 139
Every day, thousands of students - who don't know Jesus - gather in local schools. Today, many schools are reluctant to allow Christian youth workers through their doors. Fortunately, by releasing and empowering your students, you can have an impact on every school in your community.