Community – Youth ministry can be an isolating gig sometimes. Perkins School for Youth Ministry 2014 gives local church youth leaders the chance to be in community with each other. Experiences like this greatly impact a youth leaders’ longevity!
Ministry Development – Experience practical ministry tactics and strategies from a wide variety of leaders. 2014 Keynoter is Mark Matlock, of Youth Specialties.
Foundations Course – For youth leaders new to the United Methodist Church, or experienced folks wanting to brush up their Wesleyan theology, history, and revisit the basics.
Innovative & Practical Workshops – ‘Senior Ministers are from Mars, Youth Ministers are from Pluto’ ‘Crisis Counseling with Youth’ ‘Games with a Purpose’ ‘Understanding Denominational Differences’ ‘Faith, Sexuality, and Gender: Making Room for Real Conversations’ and ‘Advanced Social Media – Engaging in Story’ are just a few of the offerings this year.
Dates: Jan 13-16, 2014
Where: First UMC, Richardson, TX
Cost: $299 until November 15, 2013. $349 until December 15, 2013. $399 until January 4, 2014
Lodging for the event is at a local hotel, with a negotiated rate of $69/night that includes a hot buffet breakfast! Best deal in Dallas for sure! Fly (or drive) into and out of Dallas for this awesome event in January 2014!
The 2014 Keynote speaker is Mark Matlock, who has been in youth ministry for over 20 years, and is President and Founder of WisdomWorks Ministries.
*The Central Texas Conference Young People’s Ministries is offering scholarships for registration to this event. If you are interested, please fill out this form. Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will run out.