By Youth Specialties on August 13 2013
1. Fantastic Line-up
Seriously, have you seen this line up? It’s like a helping of awesome, with some unbelievably amazing on the side! Big Room with Goff, Claiborne, Held Evans, Yaconelli, Carey, Batterson, Elmore, Wilson! More training seminars than you could count on the fingers and toes of four people on your ministry team! Need we say more?? (Actually, we don’t need to, but you can check out the full schedule for San Diego and Nashville to see ALL the action!)
2. Valuable, In-depth Training
Come one day earlier and get so much more! You can get the general idea from the titles, but you can see all the Intensives descriptions here. There’s literally something for everyone, no matter where you’re at in youth ministry. See what we mean:
Come Home: An Invitation to Rest in God (Mark Yaconelli)
Sticky Faith: Practical Ideas to Build Lifelong Faith in Teenagers (Kara Powell & Brad Griffin)
Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry (Doug Fields & Josh Griffin)
Teens and Sexual Identity: A Framework for Understanding and Helping (Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, Dr. Trista Carr, and Dr. Erica Tan)
Building and Leading a Mentoring Youth Ministry (Bo Boshers)
3. It’s Like a Vacation (but don’t tell your pastor that!)
Seriously, you will learn a TON and be encouraged and inspired! But you’ll also get to visit one of two great cities and stay in some classy hotels! San Diego’s Town & Country Resort is surrounded by palm trees, and is a short drive from the ocean. (Can you say team-building at the beach?!) Nashville Music City Center is in the heart of downtown Nashville, where you’ll find live music and great BBQ every day!
4. The Biggest Youth Ministry Exhibit Hall
Where else can you go and learn about camps, mission trips, curriculum, ministry tools, colleges & seminaries, and so much more that can benefit you and your youth ministry in one giant room? (The answer is: nowhere.) Not only are there tons of useful resources for you, but there’s always plenty of free goodies and stellar giveaways! Click HERE to see a listing of all the exhibitors.
5. Worship that will feed your soul (and possibly melt your face)
We gather some of the most talented musicians to lead us in worship because we care about helping you connect to God (and because it’s nice to get to see artists that you might usually see with your youth group without your youth group, so you can actually focus on worship rather than keeping Timmy from throwing things at Johnny, or Susie from passing love notes to Bobby!) Everyone from Crowder, Shane and Shane, The Digital Age, Audrey Assad, Rend Collective, and more!