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LOW-RES NEXT Conference 2014 Poster

The winter thaw is coming in the form of the NEXT conference! Saturday Feb 8 is right around the corner. Great attendance, great speakers, great sponsors, great students ready to serve, great lunch, great times. Can't wait to see everyone there.

We are accepting $19 registrations through this Friday (1/31). After that it is $29. Go to this link to get signed up.

Here's a schedule for the day: 

8:15    Arrival – Registration Opens


8:30    Worship – for those who arrive early and want to begin their day

9:00    Welcome & Invocation (Ken Castor & President Joel Wiggins)

9:45    WORKSHOP 1

·      Matt Wilks – Developing Your Leadership Team (Youth Pastor Track)

·      Carson Nyquist – Post-Church Christian

·      Kevin Christian – Creating a Youth Group That Prays

·      Greg and Pang Rhodes – Hmong Youth Ministry

·      Chris Folkestad – How to Have Better Devotions (High School Track)

·      Wally Brath – Best Practices for Leading Worship

11:15  WORKSHOP 2

·      Terry Linhart – Tending to Your Soul (Youth Pastor Track)

·      Carson Nyquist – Post-Church Christian

·      Karen Gustafson – Faith Development of Children

·      Tiger McLuen – Faith That Lasts

·      Ken Castor – How to Lead a Better Small Group

·      Steve Goold – Drums & Worship

12:30  Lunch

1:15    WORKSHOP 3

·      Terry Linhart – Evangelism and Cultural Intelligence

·      Matt Wilks – Creating a Set of Values in Ministry

·      Jill Fox – Helping Students Transition to College With a Growing Faith

·      Tiger McLuen – Faith that Lasts

·      Clayton Taylor – Sharing Your Faith (High School Track)

2:45    Final Session – Terry Linhart – 2020 Youth Ministry

3:30    Benediction

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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