Here's a sneak peak at NEXT– Click here to register for only $19! (Cost goes up on February 1!) NEXT Youth Workers Conference February 9, 2013– Sample: Workshops at NEXT…
THE ROLE OF SUMMER CAMP AND MISSIONS TRIPS IN BUILDING WORSHIPPERS with Eric Iverson
Many of our students believe in Jesus, but how many are worshippers of Jesus? Or, is it the same thing? Eric will use this session to explore what God is doing in the hearts of students to draw them to Him on missions trips and at the summer camp experience. Particular attention will be paid to "spiritual high" or "mountain top" experiences as a means to building into worshippers who are hoping in Jesus.
WHEN SUGAR & SPICE TURNS TOXIC: RELATIONAL AND PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AMONG GIRLS with Ginny Olson
Gossip, icing out and fist-fights are just some of the ways girls bully other girls. In Ginny's session, you will learn about the characteristics of relational and physical aggression, how girls are using technology to stir things up and how to deal with it in your youth ministry.
RELEVANT MINISTRY ESSENTIALS FOR AMERICAN HMONG YOUTH with Dr. Pang Rhodes and T. Cher Moua
This workshop will address relevant needs for today's American Hmong youth. It is important to understand the many differences between Hmong American and American Hmong. American Hmong youth have unique cultural, social, and spiritual perspectives that often challenge those of their parents and grandparents. Anyone who is interested in ministering among Hmong youth or anyone who would like to learn more about Hmong culture will find valuable application from this workshop.
FAITH FACTORS: BUILDING A FAITH THAT STICKS with Tiger McLuen
Everyone is talking about the church drop-out rate after high school. We need to go beyond pizza and really impact kids for the long-term – and have strategy for doing so. In his session, Tiger will present ideas on building a faith that sticks and also share some key faith factors that can help reduce the drop-out rate.
MINISTERING TO THE FATHERLESS GENERATION with Edrin Williams
Fatherlessness affects both the city and the suburbs, with some 43% of children in the U.S. living without their fathers. That number grows to 70% in some communities of color. Edrin will speak on the specific set of challenges this epidemic presents as we minister to youth and what practical steps you can take that address these challenges.
MINISTRY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN MIND: A STARTING PLACE with Kathy Castor
With statistics like 15% of children being identified as having a developmental disability, or 1 in 88 children identified as having an autism spectrum disorder, how disability sensitive is your ministry? In this session, Kathy will briefly explore disability areas, share some parent perspective, and introduce strategies that will help you begin to think more purposefully about students with special needs.
The NEXT Youth Workers Conference will also include many other interactive and enriching workshops to choose from. Here's a glimpse at the schedule for the day:
Workshop Session 1
Workshop Session 2
Lunch & Round Tables
Workshop Session 3
Click here to register before February 1 – cost is only $19 per person and includes lunch! (Starting February 1, the cost goes up to $29, so register today!)