Winnipeg, MB

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

WHEN:

Feb 29th, 2020
9:00am—4:30pm

WHERE:

Zion Apostolic Church
305 Macray Avenue

 

Youth Worker Speakers

Donavan Friesen

Donavan is an adventurer at heart.  He will try almost anything once – just to know what it’s like!  Donavan has been in full time ministry for almost 18 years and four years ago started a new adventure in Winnipeg – rebirthing a church.  Donavan has worked at camps, with kids, with youth – and now the whole church.  Donavan is married, has four children and most days feels (or looks) like a lumberjack!

Session: Healthy Leaders Produce Healthy Students
There are 100’s of ways to lead a children or youth ministry and many days it is hard to know what the best materials, ideas and strategies are. Few seem to focus on the leaders of these ministries because it is all about the kids, right?  Wrong!  Even with the poorest of programs – when you have healthy leaders any ministry program and budget can thrive and produce healthy kids and youth.  In this session we are going to look at how to grow healthy leaders!

Terry Doerksen

Terry has been the Youth Pastor at Westwood Community Church in Winnipeg for 18 years as well as taking on the additional role as children’s pastor 6 years ago. Terry sees to intentionality of working with young people from Birth until into the 30’s as a impactful way of doing ministry. Terry is married to Deb and has 3 children and 4 -6 grandchildren. His passion is to see young people grow into their understanding of who God has created them to be by walking through life together

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!

Terry Doerksen

Terry has been the Youth Pastor at Westwood Community Church in Winnipeg for 18 years as well as taking on the additional role as children’s pastor 6 years ago. Terry sees to intentionality of working with young people from Birth until into the 30’s as a impactful way of doing ministry. Terry is married to Deb and has 3 children and 4 -6 grandchildren. His passion is to see young people grow into their understanding of who God has created them to be by walking through life together

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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