Youth Ministry Pastor's Forum: Nurturing the Soul of Today's Youth

 

Time:
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Date:
Saturday, January 13, 2018

Location:
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hamilton, MA

Contact:
shoemaker@gordonconwell.edu
or call 978-646-4145  

Description:

While the Gospel message has remained the same, the youth culture context in which that message must be communicated is one that is changing at breakneck speed. The landscape in which we do evangelism and discipleship of youth has changed. Today’s children and teens face new challenges, choices, pressures, and expectations. Those who minister to and parent the emerging generations are called by God to work together to lead kids into an understanding of what it means to follow Jesus in every nook and cranny of life. . . including all the new and unique aspects of growing up in today’s youth culture.

Youth workers, parents, pastors, and educators are invited to join youth ministry specialists Duffy Robbins and Walt Mueller, along with well-known New England youth leaders, for a day of practical and hope-filled youth ministry and parent training.

Dr. Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding and has been working with young people and families for over 35 years. The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.

Dr. Duffy Robbins is an Associate Staff Member of CPYU. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania and is a thirty-five year veteran of youth ministry. 

Special guest speakers for the elective sessions include:

Nate Parks, President/CEO Berea (Hebron, NH)
Ruthie Seiders, Pastor for NextGen Ministry, Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA)
Mike McGarry, Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church (Norfolk, MA)
Sharon Ketcham, Associate Professor of Theology & Christian Ministries, Gordon College (Wenham, MA)
Virginia Ward, Associate Pastor, Abundant Life Church (Boston, MA)

For more information and to register go to: https://nurturingyouth.eventbrite.com

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