Youth and Children’s Worker Seminars

September 22, 2018

Aylmer Full Gospel Church

344 Talbot St E, Aylmer, ON

Cost: $45 each or $40 for 10 or more from the same church.

If the seminar is 24 hours or less away, registration cost is $50.

Speakers & Sessions

Larry Moore- Calgary, AB

Executive Director of United Youth Outreach, Calgary, AB

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Larry has been involved in youth ministry for over 35 years, and is presently the Executive Director of United Youth Outreach, the covering for Equipping. Larry’s heart is to see young people 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, they have 4 children: Adam, Greg, Luke, Daniel, two beautiful granddaughters, Winifred and Willow 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).


Maximizing Our Work

Every day gives everyone 24 hours in which to accomplish their goals, so the next obvious question is how do we use that time effectively? Whether you’re paid or volunteer, you can advance your youth ministry in a massive way if you simply focus on 1 thing: doing Deep Work. In this session, we’ll apply the principles from Cal Newports groundbreaking book, "To be the best steward of time in our calling".

Ryan Harmon

Youth Pastor, Lakemount Worship Centre, Grimsby, ON

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Ryan and his wife, Jenna serve as youth pastors at Lakemount Worship Centre in Grimsby, ON. Ryan grew up in the prairies of Alberta, but later followed the call of God south to study at Portland Bible College, and it’s there that He discovered his passion for studying the Bible and communicating the Gospel. Ryan is passionate about the youth of Canada encountering Jesus and becoming aware of His presence in their everyday lives. A few of Ryan’s favourite things to do include road-trips, exploring, creating the ultimate Spotify playlist and secretly listening to Justin Bieber.

The sessions for this speaker will be announced soon!

Christie Penner Worden

Kids Ministry Director, WMB Church, Waterloo, ON

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Christie Penner is the full-time director of kids ministry at WMB Church in Waterloo, Ontario. She is also involved as a writer and a speaker for the International Network of Children’s Ministry (INCM). Christie has an infectious love for children and all that the Father has for them! She is married to her husband of sixteen years, Matthew, and has three kids. Ruby (12), Benaiah (10) and Elliotte (7). She is excited to be ministering at Equipping!

The sessions for this speaker will be announced soon!

Emma Fretz

Program Coordinator, Wumba Kids Camp, Waterloo, ON

Photo of Emma Fretz.

Emma is a high energy, loud talking, hooked on Jesus girl whose dream is to see kids not only know the uncompromising truths of the Gospel in their heads, but for them to be transformed from the inside out by the power of the Holy Spirit. As Program Coordinator of Wumba Kids Camp, Emma has had the opportunity to train youth and young adult leaders in 2 continents to share the Gospel with children through camp ministry. In her spare time, Emma is a student at the University of Waterloo in Health Studies and French, teaches calligraphy and art workshops through her business Emma Fretz Designs, and volunteers at her church in kids ministry, as a worship leader, and as a youth leader. (No, she does not sleep at the church). She is a jack of all trades and a "down for anything" kind of gal, and is looking forward to the adventures that God has planned for her life with great anticipation.

The sessions for this speaker will be announced soon!