Regina, SK

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Regina, Saskatchewan

WHEN:

Feb 8th, 2020
9:00am—4:30pm

WHERE:

Regina Apostolic Church
808 Assiniboine Avenue E

 

Youth Worker Speakers

Randy Carter

 

Randy Carter loves working with students! He regularly can be heard saying, “Why would anyone choose to work with adults when they can work with students?” Randy has been involved in youth ministry since 1979, eleven years of which he served as a youth pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Since July 1994 Randy has been an itinerant youth speaker and a youth ministry consultant with Straight Talk Ministries. Randy’s unique blend of humour and direct approach to truth allows him to captivate the listener and drive home truth in a relevant and meaningful way. Randy has spoken throughout Canada, as well as into the United States and even as far as Malaysia.

Session One: Is a Foundation Really that Important – The Foundation of Youth Ministry
My parents had a beautiful home built on a mountain side. After a few years they discovered some cracks in the drywall and concrete. Doors were no longer fitting quite right. Things continued to deteriorate until professionals told them the back of the house was gradually sliding down the mountain because the foundation had not been properly built. Careful attention to the foundation is the most important part of building something that will last. In this seminar we will look at what Jesus says the foundation of youth ministry is and explore practical ways we build a strong foundation for our youth ministries.

Session Two: The Bull’s Eye of Youth Ministry – The Goal of Youth Ministry
In archery the goal is to hit the bull’s eye.  Jesus was pretty clear on the bull’s eye for youth workers… to make disciples who make disciples. What exactly is a mature disciple and how do we know if we are making them. Nine years ago I was confronted with something that has forced me rethink my understanding of spiritual maturity. It has radically transformed both my life and my ministry. In this seminar, we will take an honest look at what it means to be spiritually mature and what we need to do personally, and as youth ministries, to produce mature student disciples.

Session Three: More than a Small Group Leader or Social Convener – The Role of the Youth Minister/Worker
Our title might be youth pastor, leader, worker, small group leader or adult volunteer. Whatever our title, we are involved in youth ministry because we love students. Your role may have come with a job description but have you ever wondered what the biblical role of a youth leader is?  We will explore the metaphor that Jesus, Paul and Peter all used to explain our leadership role working with students. As we understand and fulfill our role, we can love and lead our students better and help them become kingdom leaders too.

Joe Dueck

 

Joe is a 25-year veteran of urban youth outreach ministry who thrives on seeing the Church mobilizing to use its gifts, talents and resources to make a difference in a hurting world.  From a small town pastor’s kid to a rebellious teen seeking the party life, it took a high energy youth retreat at a Bible College and an eye-opening UN Peacekeeping tour to war-torn Bosnia for Joe to finally see what God had planned for him.  As a Bible College student Joe opened his Main Street apartment to the youth of Moose Jaw who started calling it “Joe’s Place”.  The ministry has grown exponentially and owns a huge building filled with youth participating in numerous life-changing programs.  Joe’s Place also sponsors youth to camps, youth retreats and daytrips, and offers youth and teen moms healthy meals and mentorship.  Joe’s Place also runs Voltage, Saskatchewan’s largest chem-free New Year’s Eve party for teens with over 500 youth staying safe and sober in a church instead of the many other negative party options.  Through Voltage, youth gain life skills as they help build props and costumes and perform in the Voltage multimedia drama production.

Session One: Urban Youth Outreach – The Challenge To Consider It
Part One: Hear the miraculous story of God raising up the ministry of Joe’s Place in order to reach Moose Jaw’s youth
Part Two: 12 Biblical reasons to consider Urban Youth Outreach

Session Two: Urban Youth Outreach – Some Tips To Thrive & Survive
If you are considering Urban Youth Outreach, Joe has some practical tips to be effective and survive it long-term.

Children’s Worker Speakers

Leann Woelk

Leann Woelk is a passionate leader who enjoys using everyday items to teach families biblical truths and foundations of the faith through whimsical creativity and thrifty practicality.  Leann’s desire for spiritual formation has been able to help children, youth and adults encounter Jesus as she pastored in the local church, directed kids camps, speaking at conferences and camps, and served as the Children’s Ministry Specialist overseeing 130 churches in church vitalization and leadership development. She is a certified coach with INCM and currently is consulting and leading intergenerational Family Encounters as Director of Handle with Care Ministries. She delights in the small things in life, finding fun in the ordinary and laughing through all life’s ups and downs. Her greatest joy is hanging out with her husband of 31 years, her two sons, her daughter in law and 3 puppies at their home in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada. http://handlewithcareministries.com

Session One: Go Light Our World
Jesus told us to G.L.O.W. In Matthew 5:16. Come learn easy and unique ways to use black lights and every day items to captivate the attention of the kids to teach biblical truths of the Great Commission in this fun hands–on breakout.

Session Two: CM Foundations and Blueprints
Building and maintaining children’s ministries needs to be high priority for your church.  As Children’s Ministry Specialists you are either building a new “house” or renovating an existing one.  You have the solid foundation of Christ to build His church but what do the blueprints of this “house” look like? Let’s figure out your hopes and expectations and how to implement them into your ministry. Once you have the plan, you’ll go from surviving to thriving and being able to open the doors to endless possibilities to reach children for Christ.  

Session Three: Heart to Heart Prayer
Prayer needs to be taught, demonstrated and practiced with children or them to grow in their relationship with God and know what is on his heart. Leaders who make space in schedules for instructional prayer will help children learn how to posture themselves before the Lord, how to see with their heart eyes, listen to his word and respond to him as in Psalm 27:8. Come experience hearing from God for your own purpose and calling so you can teach out of the overflow of your heart this coming Sunday!

Basics of Youth Ministry Speakers

Larry Moore

 

Larry has been involved in youth ministry for over 35 years, and is presently the Executive Director of United Youth Outreach, the covering for Street Invaders, Equipping, and various other outreaches. He was born in Ontario, started ministry in New Brunswick (youth worker – 9 years), then Saskatchewan (Youth Pastor/Senior Pastor – 10 years), Calgary (Associate Pastor – 5 years) and finally in his position as Executive Director for the past 18 years.

His heart is to see people – especially students won to Christ, developed into powerful disciples and sent out as influencers for the Kingdom of Light. He believes that one of the best ways we can see this happen is to influence those who influence students – youth leaders.

Larry is married to Sandra and they have 4 grown children: Adam, Greg, Luke, Daniel and 1 furboy; Baxter The Wonderdog. He also continues to believe that one day the Toronto Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup (a man of faith indeed).

Session One: Where Do I Start?
Are you starting a Youth group? This session will cover the basic things you need in order to build a healthy youth group.

Session Two: Preparing the Dance Floor
This session will discuss understanding youth culture and how to build a healthy environment for the youth to grow in.The dance floor must be right and then long term growth will take place.

Session Three: Where Do I Get Help?
You can’t do it alone and God never intended you to. This session is about finding volunteers and what is needed to build your team.

Rick Wengel

 

Rick is presently serving in Equipping, a Youth and Children’s Worker training seminar based out of United Youth Outreach. He has served in youth ministry for over 30 years and has a passion for students to experience a living relationship with Christ that will change their life and their world. Rick is married with 3 married children and has 6 grandkids. His favourite sport is hockey, which makes him truly Canadian.

Session One: Where Do I Start?
Are you starting a Youth group? This session will cover the basic things you need in order to build a healthy youth group.

Session Two: Preparing the Dance Floor
This session will discuss understanding youth culture and how to build a healthy environment for the youth to grow in.The dance floor must be right and then long term growth will take place.

Session Three: Where Do I Get Help?
You can’t do it alone and God never intended you to. This session is about finding volunteers and what is needed to build your team.

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Equipping’s purpose is to train youth and children’s workers so that  they are equipped to minister effectively to this generation. Our heart is to impart, instruct, inspire and connect with you as a leader, so you can be your best!

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