The Youth Ministry Online Conference has notable speakers including Bo Boshers, Donald Miller and Shane Claiborne. The conference addresses a wide range of topics including cultural trends, evangelism, mentoring relationships, holiness, success, grace, and authentic discipleship.
The world is shifting. Youth culture is shifting. The way we do church is shifting…sort of. At least, a little. But none of these shifts are happening at the same pace. The result? Shrinking ministries. Ineffective programs. Disinterested kids. Burnt-out leaders. What's behind this epidemic? How can we stop it? Where do we go from here?
Today's youth are spiritual…but suspicious of Christianity. They've heard all the arguments. They've read all the tracts and mocked all the dorky T-shirts. Theyve got a mental catalogue of bad Christian examples. How, then, can we re-introduce them to Christ? By loving them. By befriending them. By laying down our apologetics and being Jesus to them.
We all want to see students live and love like Jesus. The most effective way to accomplish this is through mentoring relationships. Learn how to build a mentoring culture that will increase ministry effectiveness and gain support from your pastor and parents, choose the right students to mentor, spend the right time, not just more time—modeling real life lessons, and how to set safe boundaries.
Mark Yaconelli explores the feelings of failure and frustration many youth ministry leaders experience, asking us to reconsider how God defines success in life and ministry. He is the co-founder and director of the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project and author of Growing Souls: Experiments in Contemplative Youth Ministry.
Shane Claiborne questions and challenges our traditional notions of what, and who, is most important to God. Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way and author of The Irresistible Revolution.
Shallow relationships. Flexible morality. Ethical numbness. This is what happens when student ministries focus more on activities and events than the truth of the Gospel. Today's youth are willing to experiment with boundaries—from dating and sexuality to CD piracy and online porn. What are the consequences? What can we do? They need to see a life transformed by the Gospel. Our jobs require more than merely teaching the truth once a week. We need to start living it out.
The online conference contains top sessions recorded at Willow Creek and is available On Demand for 12-weeks from the first login. Each subscriber receives a unique login providing them with unlimited access to the online conference.
Individual Subscription and Group Subscription
An Individual Subscription provides one person with unlimited access to the online conference. However please note Individual codes will allow for access from only 2 computers (ie. home/laptop and office computer).
A Group Subscription provides unlimited access to the online conference for your entire team. When booking, enter a quantity of '1' for the Group option. An email with a unique login will be sent to the contact person within one business day of order. This can be distributed to your team, providing them with unlimited access to the online conference.
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To benefit from discounted WCA member rates, check with your church whether it is a WCA member and obtain website login details prior to booking - there will be no refund of the difference once the booking is made.
A refund less $15 administrative costs per registration, will be given to written or emailed requests received prior to any online access to the event.
Member Group $119.20 Member Individual $47.20
Non-Member Group $149 Non-Member Individual $59
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