January 7-8, 2017 (2 days)
Boot Camp will give each Youthworker ALL of the basics that they need for survival in Youth Ministry in any local church context whether they are a volunteer, part-time, or full time Youthworker. In addition they receive 1 year of FREE Boot Camp Coaching led by the various expert at The Youthworker Movement. Come for the basics and stay for the Seminars (Jan. 9-11) and still pay LESS than you would for any other Youth Ministry Conference! It is just $45 more to stay.
Real Youthworkers Training Real Youthworkers
Each Boot Camp participant will receive a personal advisor/mentor/coach for the two days. Our graduate students in the Certification Class will serve in these roles as well as other coaches who are part of The Youthworker Movement Team.
project management, people management,
social media, technology,
taking care of yourself spiritually and physically,
trips, retreats, camps,
annual mission trips, service projects, service learning,
Sunday school, Confirmation Class,
youth group meetings, UMYF, how to build a program,
Jr High Ministry,
Sr. High Ministry,
relational Youth Ministry essentials,
leadership, Youth as leaders,
Family Ministry, working with parents,
group building, games with a purpose, how to have fun and not teach the wrong thing,
making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,
adolescence, developmental issues,
pastoral care, communication,
worship practices, preaching to Youth
basic theology, Wesleyan theology
basic Scripture, understanding the narrative of the Bible,
understanding the UMC, John Wesley 101,
finding/writing curriculum that works, best resources,
managing volunteers, training volunteers,
risk management & safety,
getting along with your senior pastor, staff relationships,
There will also be several break out sessions to talk about ministry contexts:
Session 1: church size – organized by the average # in big church worship and the average # in youth group
Session 2: location: – organized by rural, urban, suburban, and exurban locations of church and/or active Youth
***Receive on-line access to presentations, resources lists, ideas, discussions, and more ALL YEAR LONG after you leave SPARK Conference. Be part of an ongoing Community of Youthworkers connected digitally (this is FREE with a paid registration).
Mega Early Bird (Through Jan. 31): $59 Early Bird (Through Sept. 4): $99 Standard (Through Nov. 1): $159
Late (Through Jan. 9): $199
Members of The Youthworker Movement receive an additional $10 discount to any rate.
Covenant Members of The Youthworker Movement receive an additional $20 discount to any rate.
SPECIAL DEAL: Stay for the Professional Seminars in Youth Ministry for just $45 more! (No other discounts apply.)
If you register for SPARK before September 1, 2016 you qualify for a $50 discount for a Wesleyan Youth Ministry Cohort.