Worship In Youth Ministry
Let's talk YOUTH WORSHIP. Not just cool lights, big screens, & stuff you can only pull off with 7 professional musicians... We'll talk creating space for the kind of worship that welcomes students' vulnerability, gives them a place to belong, and allows them to experience & encounter God through all types of worship.
Covenant Group, Soul Friends, and more...
Rev. Scott Smith
We are created to do life in community. We certainly can't do ministry alone. We need each other. In this workshop we will explore the how to create a covenant group, how to share life and ministry together, and what is like to have soul friends.
Transitions from High School to College & Young Adulthood
Rev. Mike Toluba
We will explore the transitions that students experience from high school to college into young adulthood. Discuss some strategies about preparing your students for life after youth ministry and graduation.
Mr Rogers & Me
How Mr. Rogers shaped my philosophy of discipline
CORE Youth Ministry - Confirmation & Basic UMC Theology
A Rooted CORE class primarily for new to the UMC and newer youth & family ministers and anyone who may be assigned lead confirmation in their context. We will be discussing the Confirmation process and best practices as well as touching on Basic United Methodist Theology.
Fully Inclusive Ministries: How will you disciple my ASD Son?
Rev. Melissa Pisco
We will explore how some traditional ways of doing children and youth ministry are
simply not welcoming, or safe, for children/youth with special needs. Our time will
include a small panel of parents who will share their personal experiences of church
and the isolation they have felt when it comes to having children with special needs.
Together will discover ways to create safe space so that children of all abilities can
worship and grow as disciples side by side.
Programming Calendaring workshop / Actually work through a year
Events? Curriculum? Mission Trips? Lock-In's? Where to begin?!?!?!? Come hear from a veteran youth director how to get yourself organized for the year and come up with some creative new ideas of how to engage your current & new students. Bring your calendar! We've got some planning to do!