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December 2020

A New Vision of Youth Ministry Beyond the Walls of the Church: Mission Work and Outdoor Ministry

December 2, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Event

Andrew Wicks and the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer will explore the ways in which outdoor ministry and mission work are evolving and engaging youth today. It will also provide tangible tools for youth ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic and more broadly in the 21st century.

February 2021

A Journey with LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Youth

February 3, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The journey of LGBTQ+ and immigrant youth are both beautiful and complex. In this presentation, Yadi Martinez-Reyna shares a glimpse into their various journeys and the worlds they navigate and negotiate with as they try to find a sense of belonging. Yadi will provide resources and ideas on how to create a safe and brace space for them and all young people. Through lecture, dialogue, and open conversation, Yadi will invite you to reflect on the following questions: How do we create space for young people who are…

March 2021

Innovation, Imagination, and Frustration: New Directions for Youth Ministry

March 3, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Everyone knows that existing models for caring for teens (especially in ecclesial contexts) are pretty tired. The problem is that the church in North America often struggles to do excellent and compelling work. It also struggles to innovate. This webinar will explore some basic ideas to stimulate your imagination about how to impact teens/young adults in your community through innovative thinking. We will look at an innovative model of ministry that has been developed in the Pacific Northwest and it’s…

April 2021

Adventures in Space-Making with the Rev. Phiwa Langeni

April 7, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

If you've ever wondered about ways to better engage with LGBTQ+ youth in your setting, you'll want to join this webinar as the Rev. Phiwa Langeni shares about their experiences in youth ministry and, most recently, founding Salus Center, Lansing, Michigan's only LGBTQ+ resource and community center. In addition to learning practical tips on language, pronouns, and other queer-related issues, you'll gain insights on simple changes you can make in your own practices to create space for LGBTQ+ youth and…

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