2023 Speakers

Don’t MISS  our 2023 Line-Up!

2023 Speakers & Topics

Keynotes

Kenda Creasy Dean

Monday Keynote

Kenda Creasy Dean

The Upside Down Future of Youth Ministry

Daniel Rodriguez

Tuesday Keynote

Daniel Rodriguez

Crossing the Stain Glass Border: Building Sustainable Relationships with Hispanic/Latino Teens and Their Families

Jim Burns

Wednesday Keynote

Jim Burns

Finishing Well: In Relationships, Leadership and Personal Life

Mike Cope

Thursday Keynote

Mike Cope

TBD

Rob Duncun

EARLY MORNING SESSION - 8:00am each day

Rob Duncun

EARLY MORNING SESSION - 8:00am each day

Tuesday, January 3

Dr. Robbie Castleman

Parenting in the Pew: 1. The CALL to Worship 2. The CHALLENGE of Worship 3. The COST of Worship

Dr. Robbie Castleman

Parenting in the Pew: 1. The CALL to Worship 2. The CHALLENGE of Worship 3. The COST of Worship

Todd Loyd

The Creative Toolbox Workshop

Todd Loyd

The Creative Toolbox Workshop

Jahnnette Brandt

Are You the Principal of this Church?

Jahnnette Brandt

Are You the Principal of this Church?

Beau Davis

Navigating The Gospel with Teens and Families through Anxiety

Beau Davis

Navigating The Gospel with Teens and Families through Anxiety

Dr. Beth Robinson

Post Pandemic Teen Anxiety Epidemic

Dr. Beth Robinson

Post Pandemic Teen Anxiety Epidemic

Walt Mueller

Teaching Kids Traditional Biblical Sexuality/Gender In A Changing Youth Culture

Walt Mueller

Teaching Kids Traditional Biblical Sexuality/Gender In A Changing Youth Culture

Danielle Shrock

Leading Change in Curriculum

Danielle Shrock

Leading Change in Curriculum

Alex Sircy

Fringe Youth Minister

Alex Sircy

Fringe YM

Caleb Sams

Ministers, Money and Meaning.

Caleb Sams

Ministers, Money and Meaning.

Blake Boggs

Cultivating Community Through Testimony

Blake Boggs

Cultivating Community Through Testimony

Abby Cartright

CM/YM Overlap & Transitions

Abby Cartright

CM/YM Overlap & Transitions

Holly Racca

CM/YM Overlap & Transitions

Holly Racca

CM/YM Overlap & Transitions

Sharon Stratmoen

Bible Memory that Goes from the Head to the Heart

Sharon Stratmoen

Bible Memory that Goes from the Head to the Heart

Josh Jones

Leading Students who Lead Students

Josh Jones

Leading Students who Lead Students

Houston Heflin

More Creative Ideas for Soul-Care in Ministry

Houston Heflin

More Creative Ideas for Soul-Care in Ministry

Chris Seidman

Vox Dei: Hearing and Discerning God’s Voice

Chris Seidman

Vox Dei: Hearing and Discerning God’s Voice

Wednesday, January 4

Mark Oestreicher

Workshop

Mark Oestreicher

Workshop

David Knox

A Parental Communication Primer

David Knox

A Parental Communication Primer

Scott Rektenwald

Small But Mighty (Small Town or Small Church Ministry in a Big World)

Scott Rektenwald

Small But Mighty (Small Town or Small Church Ministry in a Big World)

Dave Csinos

Little Theologians, Big Theologies: Nurturing Children's Theological Imaginations

Dave Csinos

Little Theologians, Big Theologies: Nurturing Children's Theological Imaginations

Jeremy Smith

It's Elementary, My Dear Watson (Adolescent Christian Development)

Jeremy Smith

It's Elementary, My Dear Watson (Adolescent Christian Development)

Jennifer Schroeder

1. Ministry in a Multicultural Setting 2. Evaluate and Adapt

Jennifer Schroeder

1. Ministry in a Multicultural Setting 2. Evaluate and Adapt

Matt Hardin

Staff Relationships

Matt Hardin

Staff Relationships

Chris Seidman

Vox Dei: Hearing and Discerning God’s Voice

Chris Seidman

Vox Dei: Hearing and Discerning God’s Voice

Melissa Kitchens

Ministry & Motherhood

Melissa Kitchens

Ministry & Motherhood

Jeff Walling and President Jim & Joline Gash

Listening for God's Call - Giving Teens Global Eyes

Jeff Walling and President Jim & Joline Gash

Listening for God's Call - Giving Teens Global Eyes

Lance Parrish

The School of Hard Knocks: Youth Ministry 101

Lance Parrish

The School of Hard Knocks: Youth Ministry 101

Jahnnette Brandt

Are You the Principal of this Church?

Jahnnette Brandt

Are You the Principal of this Church?

Thursday, January 5

Steve Awtrey

Authenticity and Good Boundaries

Steve Autrey

Authenticity and Good Boundaries

Jason Retherford

Small church ministry, big time opportunities

Jason Retherford

Small church ministry, big time opportunities

Karl Bastian

Children's Ministry Tune-up

Karl Bastian

Children's Ministry Tune-up

Jim Burns

Preventing Burnout

Jim Burns

Preventing Burnout

Joseph Mankin

Volunteers

Joseph Mankin

Volunteers

Rodney Keeton

“Apocalypse proofing” your ministry

Rodney Keeton

“Apocalypse proofing” your ministry

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