Don’t plan for the next year of youth ministry alone! Groups of youth volunteers, leaders and pastors will meet via Zoom over the course of six weeks to learn and plan together.
Delighted: What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy
Facilitator: Wes Ellis
Zoom Calls: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. – Starting July 7 | Click here for Zoom link.
As youth workers, we often feel pressure to manufacture joy for young people. But what if youth ministry isn’t about manufacturing joy, butdiscovering it by receiving God’s delight in us and in the young people we serve? Join our cohort as we explore this question, journeying through the new book, Delighted: What Teenagers Are Teaching the Church about Joy by Kenda Creasy Dean, Wes Ellis, Justin Forbes and Abigail Visco Rusert.
What Will Youth Group Be Next?
Facilitator: Eric Drew
Zoom Calls: Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. – Starting July 9| Click here for Zoom link. The year 2020 has amplified cultural trends and changes for the church in a way that 25 years-worth of church growth conferences, workshops and speakers couldn’t. In youth ministry, writers and leaders have talked about how youth group “isn’t exactly working” for over a decade. What are we learning? What will youth group be next? For six weeks we’ll jump on Zoom with youth leaders to discuss discipleship, digital ministry, diversity and inclusion, staying mission-minded, students in leadership and more.
How to Start a Youth Group
Facilitator: Ryan Clements
Zoom Calls: Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. – Starting July 8 | Click here for Zoom link.
For six weeks, this cohort will cover all the building blocks you need to launch a youth ministry at your church. Leaders from small or medium sized congregations will learn how to recruit and train volunteers, teach the Bible and Christian tradition, grow with more kids and more! If you are thinking about starting a youth group in your church or trying to restart your church’s youth group, you don’t want to miss out on this learning opportunity.