The Exclusive Christ in an Inclusive World
Christianity is exclusive because there is only one true God and if He has not made a place for other gods to be superior, neither should we. In this breakout, we will learn how to train students to defend this claim in a Christ-honoring way. LEADER: Larry Davis, Next Generation Pastor, The Journey Church, Lebanon, […]
Gender Theory: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
An overview of current Gender Theory as expressed by progressive gender ideologies in culture and education, a Biblical critique of those ideologies, and how the church is uniquely positioned to address the coming fallout of Gender Theory and its advocates with truth and hope. LEADER: Dr. Ryan Smith, Lead Pastor, Arrow Heights Baptist Church, Broken […]
Avoiding Ministry Failure and Shame
God cares about our lives and leadership. Our words and actions matter. Hear a testimony of God’s grace and how to avoid failure and shame in ministry. LEADER: Blake Appleby, Student Minister, FBC Fisherville, TN
Helping Middle Schoolers Thrive in a Small/Mid-Sized Church Setting
Middle Schoolers! They’re those really small, short kids in your youth group that make you scratch your head. But, no matter how big or small your youth group is, middle school students play a huge role in your ministry. So, lean into their limitless energy and fun, and let’s talk about some practical steps to […]
Out of Their Minds
Many times, in reference to teenagers, we use the phrase, “They have lost their Minds.” But have they? It is often hard to distinguish between typical mental health growing pains and clinical psychopathology. Teenagers are maturing physically, but they are also changing mentally. So how do we define mentally healthy teenagers? How do we know […]
What is Biblical Sexuality?
This breakout discusses what the Bible says about sex, gender, marriage, and sexuality. How can we trust God’s good design in these areas while engaging a lost and broken world? LEADER: Dr. Ryan Smith, Lead Pastor, Arrow Heights Baptist Church, Broken Arrow, OK
Calling Out the Called
How do you identify, prepare, and equip students called to ministry leadership? In this session, we’ll survey the current landscape, explore our responsibility to raise up the next generation of ministry leaders, and consider practical ways to invest in them. LEADER: Dr. Scott Pace, Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, […]
Secrets to Planning Successful Large Events
Like it or not, events are a big part of youth ministry. In this breakout, we’ll cover the must-haves for effective large events. Whether your large event is for 50-100, several hundred, or a few thousand, this breakout will help set you up for success, so you’re not wasting time and budget. LEADER: Jody Livingston, […]