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SCHEDULE: 8:30am-5:30PM

 

8:30 - 9:30         Registration

9:30 - 10:45         General Session 1: Eran Holt, Founder - Lead the Generation

10:45-11:00            Break

11:00 - 12:00         Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:30          Lunch

1:30 - 2:45           General Session 2: Jeanne Mayo, Youth Leader's Coach

2:45 - 3:00          Break

3:00 - 4:00          Breakout Sessions

4:00 - 4:15           Break

4:15 - 5:30         General Session 3: Jeanne Mayo, Youth Leader's Coach

 
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Breakout Sessions


Speakers + Session Descriptions

Breakout Sessions


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BREAKOUT SESSIONS - 11:00-12:00PM  

(Choose one Breakout Session.  Student only sessions are specific to students, although students may choose to attend a breakout other than the student sessions offered.)

1. L.E.A.D. the Generation - Jamey Paugh, Andre Anderson, Diamond DeYampert

(Student Only Session)

Welcome to LEAD Training!  We are excited that you are here to learn how to grow as a Student Leader.  You might already be leading in your youth ministry or maybe you are just starting.  Either way we plan to help you grow: Grow as leader, a follower and a servant.  

Part 1 of Lead Training will introduce you to the first two values of LEAD training: Leaders are Learners and Experience God.

2. The 12 Values of Growing a Healthy Youth Ministry - Jason Rising & Scott Nagle

With over 30 years of combined Youth Ministry Experience Jason & Scott will break down the 12 most important values and strategies of growing a healthy youth ministry.  This breakout is divided between two sessions.  Session 1 covers: Developing and Casting Vision, Recruiting and Training Youth Leaders, Creating a Contagious Culture through Small Groups, Creating Relevant Youth Services, Discipleship that Works and Global Missions.  

3. Dealing Partnering with Parents - Phil Baker, MSO Director

Parents of those you are called to minister to can be some of your greatest fans or biggest critics! Come to this fun informative session, and leave with some great ideas, and a renewed sense of partnering with - rather than dealing with – the ones who influence these teens the other 160+ hours a week!

4. "Hey aren’t you that guy?” - Matt Boudwin, Student Pastor

Here’s a question that might startle you at first but it’s a question you want to be asked! When you’re out at your local convenience store or grocery shopping, if you are not getting stopped by strangers or recognized by the locals there is a deeper issue than is apparent. As ministers truly serving our communities we need to be outward focused rather than staying sedentary at our desks… let’s venture beyond the four walls of our church to become the hands and feet of Jesus. \\ Focusing on strategies for making meaningful connections with local government, municipalities, school boards, as well as serving a alongside first responders in Police/Fire & EMS.

5. The Gospel According to Middle Schoolers - Andy Lynn, Student Pastor

Although they often lack deodorant and respect middle school is one of the greatest mission fields we have.  Barna Group Research point that students are most likely to get saved before they enter high school; so it makes our 6th-8th graders one of the greatest mission fields in our country.  In this seminar we will examine the foundational principles that Middle Schoolers need to understand the Gospel as it relates to their goofy physiological state.  Middle Schoolers are growing in every way: mentally, physically, socially and with prayer and the Gospel presented well, Middle Schoolers can also grow closer to Jesus as they form their identity.

6. Your Church is Too Small to Change the World - Wayne Morgan, NYM Director

No matter what the size of your church, you will never change your community alone. This session will address prevalent philosophies that hinder Kingdom impact and give practical steps toward unlocking the power of the Christian community around you. Everything is here for a massive revival, it’s simply a matter of connecting the dots.

7. TEAMS…  - Doug Sayers, DYD - PennDel Ministry Network

Whether you are just starting, your building or your creating a High-Performance team, it all starts with the leader.  Learn what to look for in a team member and how to ensure that your team members work to the best of their ability, and that your team works well as a group.

8. The Gospel and Sexuality - Jared Berry, DYD - New York Ministry Network

In this session we'll look at the Biblical narrative and learn how we should think, teach, and lead in the area of sexuality.

9. Preaching To Youth - Peter Reeves, Student Pastor

In this breakout session we will discuss how to develop simple and relative sermons that resinate with millennials and generation Z. Learn about the make-up of these generations and how to effectively communicate with them. We must know how to be relative to this generation of students without watering down the gospel. We believe this is not on necessary but possible!

10. Cirrhosis of a Leader - Fabian Kalapuch, DYD - New Jersey Ministry Network

We all want to grow as leaders.  We want our students and volunteer leaders to grow and develop.  Why is it that some grow and some seem to get stuck?  This session examines the 4 Attitudes that will cripple and kill an emerging leader.  

11. Production On A Budget - Mark Gettis, Media Lead - PDYM

Whoever told you that you need a lot of money to create awesome services for students was wrong. Building awesome stage sets, having cool lighting, and using media to your advantage can all be done without breaking the bank. In this breakout, Mark Gettis will be sharing some tips and ideas on how to build teams and put together awesome experiences with creativity and a few bills. 

12. Embracing Diversity in your Youth Ministry - Gavin Brown, Lead Pastor

Every youth group wants diversity, but how do we get there?  What does it take?  What areas need intentional strategy for how to become a diverse group of students and leaders.  Gavin Brown has over 15 years of youth ministry experience that speaks directly to the issue of diversity in youth ministry.  Bring you questions... he's got answers!

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Breakout Sessions


Speakers + Session Descriptions

Breakout Sessions


Speakers + Session Descriptions

breakout SESSIONS - 3:00 - 4:00PM

(Choose one Breakout Session.  Student only sessions are specific to students, although students may choose to attend a workshop other than the student sessions offered.)

1. L.E.A.D. the Generation - Jamey Paugh, Andre Anderson, Diamond DeYampert
(Student Only Session)

Welcome to LEAD Training!  We are excited that you are here to learn how to grow as a Student Leader.  You might already be leading in your youth ministry or maybe you are just starting.  Either way we plan to help you grow: Grow as leader, a follower and a servant.  

Part 2 of Lead Training will introduce you to the second two values of LEAD training: Attitude of Serving and Develop your Faith. 

2. The 12 Values of Growing a Healthy Youth Ministry - Jason Rising & Scott Nagle

With over 30 years of combined Youth Ministry Experience Eran & Jason will break down the 12 most important values and strategies of growing a healthy youth ministry.  This breakout is divided between two sessions.  Session 2 covers: Student Leadership Teams, Transformation Retreats, Evangelism through March Madness, Balancing Marriage and Ministry, Developing your Leadership Ability, Evangelism through Tribe Wars.

3. If you build it - They Don’t Always Come - Wayne Morgan, Northeast Coordinator, NYM

Don’t live in the assumption that students will come to your super cool ministry. If you want students to connect with your ministry, you need to get into their world. Campus ministry is not merely a tool for student ministry, it is an essential for growth and development. Learn strategies, tips, and swap ideas with other leaders on ways you can engage and minister to your local school district.

4. Steps to Activating Students as Leaders - John Ginnan, Youth Alive Director, NY Ministry Network

We recognize that it’s not enough to just teach our students to lead. We have to activate them as leaders today. But how? And what are we up against as we do? We will explore some challenges of student-led ministry and walk through definitive steps to activate student as leaders within the youth ministry environment and beyond.

5. Growing your Leadership Team, not just your Youth Ministry - Andy Lynn, Student Pastor

When you look at the role of pastor in scripture you don't see: "lead big events", "gather lots of people" or  "give great sermons"; but you do see a challenge to "Equip the Saints for the work of the ministry" (Ephesians 4).  One of the most common statements I hear from youth leaders and pastors is: "I wish we had more help"; and what I have found is that its hard to get volunteers  to "babysit" or "chaperone" teenagers but it's not hard to find people who want to make a difference for the kingdom in the life of teenager.  In this breakout we will look at practical ways you can start equipping and empowering your leaders to not just help you do ministry but so that they can own the work of the ministry themselves with their God - Given gifts.  What if your role in ministry was not to train volunteers to help you do ministry, but what if a big part of your role was to help others be "ministers" and "pastors" to the next generation?

6. Leading through Loss - Matt Boudwin, Student Pastor

What happens when you have a student, leader, or staff member pass away under your watch? How can we lead through the fallout? How should we respond as leaders being watched by young impressionable minds?

7. Developing Strategic Partnerships With Schools - Peter Reeves, Student Pastor

We cannot ask them to come to us, if we aren’t willing to go to them. In this breakout session you will learn how and why to make partnerships with your local middle and high schools, and how to effectively reach their students and staff. Everyone can do something to be a blessing to the schools around them. This is key to gaining a successful ministry and the mentality that you don’t just pastor the students of your church, but the students of your city.

8. So I feel called to ministry…. What now? - Phil Baker, MSO Director

I think that I might be called into ministry.  What do I do now?  Where do I go for training?  How do I get prepared to pursue and follow after God's plan for my life?  Phil Baker has spent decades training and developing students and adults who are called into ministry.  This session will explore many avenues and resources to help either the students or adult take the next step in their calling.  

9. "Transgender" - More Than Meets the Eye. - Fabian Kalapuch, DYD, New Jersey Ministry Network

Our culture is crying out for freedom to "be who they are."  Students are overwhelmed with contrasting messages about gender, sexuality and identity.  The church has been silent for too long, but when we do speak we are fearful and timid.  What do we say?  What does the Bible say?  How do we teach it?  Fabian Kalapoch approaches this topic not only with year's of youth ministry experience, but years of research on this issue.  This session will guide you through the practical tips and skills that you might be missing or overlooking when dealing with this topic in your student ministry.  

10. Effective Mentoring - How to Find and Be a Mentor? - Carrie Maurio, Youth Specialist, UVF

“Being a mentor is easy!” said no one, ever. The value of having and being a good mentor is something widely overlooked in leadership/ministry. Effective mentorship takes intentionality and investment, and the impact can be eternally rewarding. How can you ensure you’re truly making a difference? What are some practical steps to effectively mentor students, peers and leaders? Who is investing in you while you invest in others? This session is designed to answer these questions and more, as we talk through what it takes to find and be a mentor.

11. Worship Team Panel Discussion - Brendon Robinson, Garett Serban, Mike Telban, Caleb Holt, & Rebekah Baines

Building a student worship team in your youth ministry typically ranks as one of the most challenging jobs in youth ministry.  How do we recruit, train and equip?  How much technology do we need?  What different approaches does a small, medium or large youth ministry take?  How do we create a culture where students want to worship regardless of the quality of the band?  How do we train students to lead in worship rather than just sing a song?  Bring your questions and this panel of worship leaders and musicians will help provide some help for your worship team.

12. Walking Through the Wilderness of Ministry Without Giving Up - Gavin Brown, Lead Pastor

Who of us hasn’t felt like at one time or another that we weren’t pushing our way through the wilderness? These are moments where we feel desperate, lonely and even at times hopeless. Will we ever get to the place where our dreams are realized in ministry?  How do I bloom where I’m planted when I feel as if I’m the one being planted?  We find many of these situations throughout the scripture: the Israelites wandering through the wilderness, David fleeing from Saul on the way to his destiny, and who can forget Joseph who was sold by his brothers and landed in prison en route to being in a powerful position to ultimately help his family in a famine.  Wilderness moments, although uncomfortable and hard, can ultimately be very good for us if we don’t give up.   In this session, we’ll learn to embrace wilderness moments and learn how God leads us through them as we lean on Him.

 

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