Youth Worker Sessions
Ken is a youth ministry veteran of over 25 years. He has been a youth minister in Australia and here in Canada. He has led training workshops all over the world including: New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, the U.K., Western Europe, and the U.S.A. He is a frequent contributor to several youth ministry publications and is presently teaches youth ministry at Briercrest College and Seminary in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ken is the author of a number of books including Changing the World through Effective Youth Ministry and Youth Evangelism. You can find out more at www.effectiveyouthministry.com
These sessions are intended for volunteer youth workers.
Relationships are the Key to it All
Session #1: Saturday, Breakfast, 8:00-9:30am (The Landing)
We all know that relationships are important. However, many youth programs are structured in a way that inhibits strong relationships rather than promotes them. What are the key areas we need to work on? What are things that we need to avoid? This seminar will give immediate 'hand's on' ideas that you can take home.
Transforming Your Youth Group to be Transformational
Session #2: Saturday, Lunch, 11:45am-1:15pm (The Landing)
Survey after survey is telling us that many youth ministries fail to see the youth in their group grown into Christian maturity. What can we do to bring about a real transformation in the lives of those youth under our care? What are strategies and practices that truly bring transformation? This seminar will help you to uncover what factors can cause youth to leave the church and what we can do about it. It will help you to build a youth group that transforms.
Staying Sane in Youth Ministry
Session #3: Saturday, Supper, 5:00-6:30pm (The Landing)
Youth ministry is tiring. What can we do to stay sane and stay in youth ministry over the long haul? What things do we need to avoid? What practices do we need to adopt. Ken and Julie Moser have been in youth ministry for over 25 years and plans to stay there! Learn some of their 'secrets' so you can stay in youth leadership (whether fulltime, part time or as a volunteer).