MW 2012 Seminar Descriptions
We are excited about the outstanding learning experiences we have available during workshop times at MW 2012. Below are just a few of the listings with some descriptions to whet your appetite. You can check out all the choices on site in your registration packet. Please be praying for our facilitators as they prepare to lead.
The Struggle for Sexual Purity—and Our Ministries- Bill Allison; Cadre Ministries
Nothing can hurt us more deeply and destroy our ministries faster than giving in to sexual temptations. Yet, the truth is that the greatest personal struggle confronting many believers regardless of whether they are single or married—is the challenge of living a sexually pure life. Even those who love and seek to serve God often lose in the struggle for sexual purity.
It's not a matter of "if" we'll be tempted. It's a matter of "when," and what we will do about it. While there is a lot of teaching on sexual purity, not much of it actually shows the practicalities of HOW to live a sexually pure life. The Bible has not left us without help in this area. So bring your Bible with you and let's explore the biblical secrets of sexual purity.
Let your website work for you- Jake Bland and Alex Henning
A look at Chapter website management and development through adapting custom content and system navigation. Sharing of best practices from sites across the country. Bring your questions, we are ready to help make your website work.
Turn Key Trips- Deb Smith, Dane Tornell, Hannah Hutton
Receive is the name of the game – receive everything you will need to pull off an overnighter, a weekend retreat, or a weeklong trip with your kids: schedule, theme, speaker outlines, game ideas, video clips, and small group curriculum. Receive a thumb drive loaded with the top 100 best t-shirt designs in YFC! And if that isn’t enough – you can register to RECEIVE a FREE ----- by attending this class.
Strategies for working with high risk teens – Eric Kelly
What is a high risk teen? What are the characteristics? How does this affect our ministry?Come join us as we look into the world of a high risk teen and how we can address them in our ministry.
Spouses Gathering (there are two of these planned)- Mary Wolgemuth
Spouses of staff are valued ministry partners in YFC. Join us for a time of mutual encouragement and equipping. Melanie DeKruyter, author of "Having Nothing Lacking Nothing" will be sharing about her journey in finding sabbath.
Nina Edwards will also be sharing about her journey into a more intimate prayer life born out of slowing down and finding rest.
Campus Life’s Student2Student Leadership Development Plan- Dave Ramseyer, Trent Busnell, Craig Muller
The National Campus Life Team invites you to learn about a leadership development plan aimed at high school graduates in your ministry area. This plan is focused on developing lifelong followers of Christ while also teaching young adults about relational ministry skills. These young adults are involved in daily ministry in your community while also receiving very intentional investment toward their walk with Christ. The Student2Staff plan has been tested in multiple locations and comes with 2 years of training curriculum.
Creating a Sacred Rhythm- Lynn Ziegenfuss
As servants in an outreach, mission-driven ministry it is easy to ignore or neglect our interior life. How are you doing at paying attention to God’s movements in your life? In her book, Sacred Rhythms, Ruth Haley Barton suggests most of us fit God into our lives, rather than order our life around God. This seminar will offer insights and ways to order your life around God’s life in you and for you.
Subculture-Tribal Youth in America Today- Loyal Thurman
In response to the new generation of youth who live among us; who clearly are part of a new tribal youth culture, YFC has grown a new branch of ministry called Hope for the Rejected. Its purpose is to reach subculture youth who are in every community and are in need of hearing the gospel spoken in their various cultural languages. This seminar is to communicate social morays within subcultures and discus a new strategy in reaching lost tribes of youth in our own back yards.
City Life- Indigenous Leadership Research Findings- Scott Arnold, Marvin Jacobo
In a first of its kind study, the City Life National Leadership has partnered with Fuller Youth Institute and the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative to conduct a national research project on what factors contribute the most to the development of indigenous leadership from urban youth. Join us to unpack these findings and discover how these factors should influence your local ministry.
Operational Support- Laura Downey
Join us for a roundtable discussion around all operational aspects of YFC ministry; HR, accounting, risk management, donor management and much more.
Keeping the Main thing the Main thing
Encouragement for ED’s and board members to stay on track with our mission by sharing practical ideas and action steps within the various aspects of a chapter.
There will also be breakout times for each core ministry, EDs and boards, administrative staff, spouses, and Missionary Deployment staff.