Affinity Breakouts

Administrative Leaders

Making HR a “Piece of Cake”
Audience: Chapter and Affiliate Admin Leaders

When it comes to Human Resources, you've got to know your stuff. Your Chapter and its employees are depending on you to provide accurate information, advice and answers on everything from government regulatory issues and benefits administration to the finer points of the employee handbook. You've also got to be current on all the latest HR legal issues, be available as a knowledgeable resource for employees, able to mediate internal conflicts and disputes and be prepared to hire and fire personnel as necessary.

This information-packed HR training will deliver all of the ingredients for success. The first half of the breakout includes best practices in benefits, wage & hour, record keeping, hiring, on-boarding and termination processes. The second half is a cake-walk, where you will have an opportunity to meet with knowledgeable experts in area of Benefits, Risk Management, Legal and Compliance. Come prepared to ask questions relevant to your ministry site.


Executive Leaders

Audience: Executive Directors, Board Members and Executive Leaders

The Executive Leaders breakout will be facilitated by Dan Wolgemuth and guests.



Audience: Spouses of YFC Leaders

"I'm are thrilled to announce that our spouse track will welcome Lynn Ziegenfuss into our circle. Lynn has been connected to our mission for many years, most recently as a part of our XL Forum Leadership Development team. She is a strong and influential voice in our movement. Her focus on Spiritual formation and personal worship are inspiring. I’ve listened to her teach, and I’ve watched her mentor… she dips from a deep and refreshing well of love, grace, wisdom and commitment to Christ. The time together is sure to be both refreshing and unforgettable." - Mary Wolgemuth

National Ministries

During each Affinity breakout, reconnect with others who serve within your ministry model across the US, receive an update on ministry standards and best practices, as well as the content listed below. 

Campus Life and YFC Military

Empowering in Campus Life | Moving from Internal Values to External Practices
Audience: Campus Life and Military Leaders

During our time together we will:
Discover if empowering is an internal value or an external practice at your ministry site.
Determine steps needed to shift culture to make empowering teams a reality. 
Learn how to practically empower your team to execute the RMA’s. 


City Life

Seeking Shalom for the City | City Life as a Tool of Empowerment in Your Community
Audience: City Life Leaders

God is already at work in your city.
God is already at work in YOU as a leader (seeking peace personally as we lead others).
God is already in work in your community (asset mapping, knowing your neighborhood well).
God is already at work in your young leaders (Leaders in Training).
Working to Establish the 4 Critical Areas of Relationships that are essential to sustainable ministry.
PRAYER for one another’s communities.

In this breakout, City Life staff and volunteers will connect with other City Lifers from around the country to learn, dialogue and pray together around the topic of seeking shalom (peace) for our cities. We will begin with seeking peace through intimacy personally as we seek to lead others. We will earn key ways to know your own community well and discover the ways that God is already at work in your neighborhood. Learn to seek peace through raising young leaders (leaders in training) from your neighborhood. We will unite in a coordinated time of prayer for each city represented in the room. Please join us for an important time of connection, learning and prayer.

Deaf Teen Quest

Ministry Excellence in DTQ
Audience: DTQ Leaders

During our time together we will:
Provide an overview and explanation of the Standards and Best Practices in ministry.
Provide an overview and explanation of the Relational Ministry definitions.
Update participants in progress with DTQ Ministry Expansion.
Participants will have a more comprehensive understanding of our ministry direction and expectations.
Participants will connect with each other through shared experiences and activities.


Juvenile Justice Ministry

Growing a Healthy JJM Ministry
Audience: JJM Leaders

During our time together we will:
Provide opportunities for JJM staff to network, share ideas, and learn together.
Update JJM Staff on Standards and Best Practices.
Update JJM Staff on Relationship Ministry Definitions. 
Inform JJM Staff on current and upcoming resources.
Share Diversion Pilot with JJM Staff.


Parent Life

Take it Easy with Parent Life
Audience: Parent Life Leaders

Join us for a light continental breakfast and experience an EASY MEET UP; our approach to excellent Parent Life Groups. 
Take home all the supplies you need for your own EASY MEET UPS.
Connect with Parent Life leaders from across the US for Q & A and future plans. 


Unified Underground

The Genres We Pursue
Audience: UU Leaders

Unified Underground will focus on the 3 Underground Genres UU pursues:

Underground Music
Underground Action Sports
Underground Sci-Fi Fantasy

Discussion will build on the history of these subcultures, bringing depth to our understanding of how to best reach these unique tribes. We will also focus on how recruiting the right volunteers within your UU site is a critical step for successful underground ministry. 


YFC Core

Title Coming Soon
Audience: YFC Core Leaders

Description coming soon...


Updated 08/07/17