Thriving Youth Ministry in Small Churches
Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Did you know that the average-size church in America is only 76 people? And
the average-size youth group is 8 students? Bigger is not always better in
youth ministry! This day-long seminar will provide theological insight and
practical tips for overcoming the challenges of youth ministry in a smaller
church (defined as 150 or less in weekly worship). In fact, we'll discuss ways
to maximize the benefits of a more intimate-size group. Topics will include
reaching critical mass, volunteer/parent development, multi-generational
ministry and "desperate-for-details" organization... all sized for
use in smaller youth ministry settings.
This event was rescheduled from in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy.
Mark DeVries is the founder of Ministry Architects the nation’s leading
provider of youth ministry, children’s ministry and small church consulting. MA
works with churches that hope to see any of their ministries move strategically
forward. Mark is the author of Sustainable Youth Ministry and Family-Based
Youth Ministry. Since 1986, Mark has served as the Associate Pastor for Youth
and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where
he continues to oversee the youth ministry on a part-time basis.
Stephanie Caro has been involved in
ministry to youth and youth workers in the local church for over 30 years. Her
humorous, straightforward style keeps her busy presenting and coaching at
conferences, training events, camps, mission trips, retreats, churches, around
the country. Her latest books are, Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller
Churches and 99 Thoughts for the Smaller Church
Youth Worker, published by Group/Simply Youth Ministry.
Stephanie is a contributing author to several youth ministry resources in
addition to her regular column “Smaller Church Youth Ministry” in Group
Magazine. Stephanie is a lead consultant for Mark DeVries’ Youth Ministry
Architects out of Nashville, TN. Check out her Simply Youth Ministry
Network blog at http://www.smallchurchyouthministry.com.
Cost and Registration
$50 per person, including tuition, lunch, refreshments, and
materials. A group rate of $40 per person is available for groups of three
Affordable lodging is available in the Erdman Center at an additional cost. Please reserve a
room at the time of registration.
Please read the Registration
and Cancellation Policy before registering.
Princeton Theological Seminary
64 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Prayer, Welcome, and Introduction
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
10: 45 - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
If you have further questions, please call 609-497-7914 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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