LifeWay Christian Resources will hold its annual National Youth Workers Conference Sept. 12-14 in Nashville, Tenn. This year's theme is "Creating a Culture of Influence." The three-day event is designed to provide inspiration, encouragement and practical how-to's focused on equipping youth workers to develop students, not just student ministries. The conference fee is $125.
Speakers include David L. Cook, author of Golf's Sacred Journey; songwriter, author and worship leader Kelly Minter; Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources and his son Jess, administration and outreach pastor at Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn.; and Pete Wilson, founding pastor of Cross Point Community Church. Participants also will hear from "The Skit Guys" Tommy Woodard and Eddie James, who communicate God's Word and impact lives through comedy, drama and teaching. Worship will be lead by the Chris White Band.
A special screening of Seven Days in Utopia, a major motion picture starring Robert Duvall and Lucas Black and based on the book Golf's Sacred Journey, will be held on Sept. 13. In addition, special unannounced "guests" will drop by to encourage and perform.
Plenary sessions will focus not only on the influence youth workers have on the students and other people around them, but also on whom they are allowing to influence their lives. In addition to plenary session, there are 18 different conference sessions from which to choose, including topics such as:
* Girls' Ministry: More Than Makeup and Movie Nights
* Developing Leaders Among Students
* Equipping Students for International Missions
* Student Discipleship Basics
* Mobilizing Volunteers in Your Ministry
* Taking Care of Your Family in the Midst of Ministry
* Using Small Groups to Disciple Students
* Avoiding the 5 Dumbest Mistakes in Student Ministry
For more information or to register for the conference, visit: http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/LifeWay-National-Youth-Workers-Conference?type=events.
Until next time...share the journey and enjoy the ride!