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Monday, January 7
 

9:00am

Enneagram
The Enneagram (Any-uh-gram) is a personality typing system that helps people understand who they are and what motivates them. It identifies 9 ways of seeing and experiencing the world. It is a tremendously helpful tool for spiritual growth, parenting, marriage, and all your relationships.

The Enneagram PreConference is on Monday, January 7. Casey McCollum: Enneagram Teacher has the ministry experience plus the Enneagram knowledge to make your time and money well spent.
Do you know your Enneagram number?

For those that have discovered the Enneagram, knowing your number is just the beginning. This workshop will take you to the next level. We will dive deeper into the Enneagram and discuss how your type affects the way you approach ministry as well as your marriage and other relationships. This class will start at 9AM on January 7.
Register at ncym.org/register today!

Speakers
avatar for Casey Mccollum

Casey Mccollum

Casey grew up in the Dallas area and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2003 with a B.S. in Youth & Family Ministry and a Masters of Divinity in 2006. Since 2000, he's worked for five different churches as well as a few years at ACU teaching in the Bible department and... Read More →


Monday January 7, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Centennial

10:00am

Exhibitors Set Up
Monday January 7, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Foothills

4:00pm

Registration
Monday January 7, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Registration Booth

6:00pm

Exhibit Hall Grand Opening & Dessert
Monday January 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Foothills

6:30pm

NCYM 101
If this is your first time at that National Conference on Youth Ministries, NCYM 101 is a perfect way for you to begin your time at the conference! Come hear some "insider tips" from veteran conference attendees so you'll know what things are on the schedule like Covenant Groups, 6for60's, and the Exhibitor Booths. The purpose of this class is to help you get the most out of your time at NCYM!

Speakers
avatar for Buster Clemens

Buster Clemens

Youth Ministry Coordinator, Highland Youth Group/Highland Church of Christ
Buster has a passion for helping teens experience the grace of God, and he likes to have fun. He grew up in Smyrna, TN and married his high school sweetheart, Kim, in 1982. They have three boys. Trey is married to Brittany. They are the parents of Buster's favorite grandkids. Matt... Read More →


Monday January 7, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

7:30pm

Opening Worship & Keynote
Monday Night Keynote Title:
“Under the Influence”

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Chris Seidman

Chris Seidman

Since 2001 Chris Seidman has served as the Lead Minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site church in Dallas. He and his wife Tara have three sons, Skyler (20), Garrison (18), and Cooper (14). Chris has enjoyed a long relationship with NCYM and has such great respect for the calling... Read More →

Artists

Monday January 7, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom

9:45pm

Community Groups (1-2 Years)
Community Groups are a focused time for youth leaders to meet other youth leaders that have been working in the field of Youth Ministry for a similar amount of time. Community groups will be facilitated by the leader specified on the schedule.

Moderators
avatar for Dudley Chancey

Dudley Chancey

Dudley is Professor of Youth & Family Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University. He is involved in The Intergenerational Faith Center, NCYM, NCFR, AYME, Honduras Missions, MATW. Married to Vicki, two children, and three granddaughters--Lily, Haddie, and Kinsley.

Monday January 7, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Pikes Peak 2

9:45pm

Community Groups (16+ Years)
Community Groups are a focused time for youth leaders to meet other youth leaders that have been working in the field of Youth Ministry for a similar amount of time. Community groups will be facilitated by the leader specified on the schedule.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Oglesby

Robert Oglesby

Abilene Christian University
Robert Oglesby is the Director of the Center for Youth and Family Ministry at ACU. He was selected as the 2014 Teacher of the Year at ACU by the student body. He has equipped over 500 youth ministers during his career at Abilene Christian. He currently leads Minister Support Network... Read More →

Monday January 7, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Centennial

9:45pm

Community Groups (3-6 Years)
Community Groups are a focused time for youth leaders to meet other youth leaders that have been working in the field of Youth Ministry for a similar amount of time. Community groups will be facilitated by the leader specified on the schedule.

Moderators
Monday January 7, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Pikes Peak 3

9:45pm

Community Groups (7-15 Years)
Community Groups are a focused time for youth leaders to meet other youth leaders that have been working in the field of Youth Ministry for a similar amount of time. Community groups will be facilitated by the leader specified on the schedule.

Moderators
avatar for Beau Davis

Beau Davis

CEO/ Co-Owner, Singing Oaks Church of Christ
Beau is the CEO and co-owner of Olive Branch Family Therapy Inc and has served as the Youth and Executive Minister at Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, TX since 2006. He holds a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Bachelor... Read More →

Monday January 7, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Pikes Peak 4

9:45pm

Community Groups (College Students)
Community Groups are a focused time for youth leaders to meet other youth leaders that have been working in the field of Youth Ministry for a similar amount of time. Community groups will be facilitated by the leader specified on the schedule.

Moderators
avatar for Mike Brown

Mike Brown

Youth Minister, Lafayette Church of Christ
I have been in full-time youth ministry for 28 years and at the Lafayette Church in Ballwin, MO (near St. Louis) for over 13 years. I am married to Lee Ann and we have three children, Michalie (24), Maleah (22), and Malachi (17).

Monday January 7, 2019 9:45pm - 10:15pm
Pikes Peak 1

10:30pm

Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups are a dedicated time for authentic connections to occur. These groups provide space for conversations about the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of youth ministry. Join a group or start a new one with those you meet at the conference. Please respect these conversations and remember that counselors are available if desired.

Monday January 7, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
On Your Own
 
Tuesday, January 8
 

8:00am

Early Morning Devotional
4th Floor Summit Ballroom 

Speakers

Tuesday January 8, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
4th Floor Summit Ballroom

8:30am

Exhibits Open (Closed for 6 for 60)
Tuesday January 8, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Foothills

9:00am

"Be the &: Helping Teens Live Out the Gospel"
Join this workshop and collaborate with other youth ministers to help co-create a class series you can teach to teens based on this year's them "&." Bring your laptops/tablets, creativity and excitement.

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Speakers
avatar for Beau Davis

Beau Davis

CEO/ Co-Owner, Singing Oaks Church of Christ
Beau is the CEO and co-owner of Olive Branch Family Therapy Inc and has served as the Youth and Executive Minister at Singing Oaks Church of Christ in Denton, TX since 2006. He holds a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Bachelor... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 2

9:00am

Enneagram 101

Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 4

9:00am

Faith for Exiles: 5 Research Based Insights to Help a New Generation Follow Jesus in a Digital Babylon
This session will feature new research insights and practical applications from David Kinnaman and Mark’s up coming book, Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways For A New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon. We’ll look at key insights to understanding Millennials and Gen Z, but also look at our research of four groups of Christians and former Christians from this generation and what led some to become resilient disciples and others to walk away. This workshop includes practical tools to take back to your church for leading workshops to help apply the research concepts. We’ll also discuss the cultural shifts that are requiring the church to develop resilient disciples because the next generation is no longer living in a kind of “Jerusalem” as previous generations , but rather they are exiles in “Digital Babylon”. The Christian community has an unprecedented opportunity to influence the trajectory of the Millennial and Gen Z generations — and this provides inroads for the gospel by shaping a sense of calling and purpose, workplace wellbeing, human flourishing as well as generosity and godly ambition.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Matlock

Mark Matlock

President, WisdomWorks
Mark Matlock Has been serving teenagers and youth leaders for more than two decades of executive leadership to WisdomWorks as its founder and formerly Youth Specialties as its president. Mark has also authored more than twenty books for parents and teens and organized hundreds of... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Centennial

9:00am

Marriage & Ministry


Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

9:00am

Ministry of Belonging
All teenagers are wrestling with three ‘tasks’: Identity, Purpose and Belonging. But in our current culture, belonging has become the lens through which the other tasks are viewed. We’ll talk about why this shift occurred, and how we should respond.

CLASS MATERIAL


Survey

Speakers
avatar for Mark Oestreicher

Mark Oestreicher

“MarkO”, as he’s better known in the Youth Ministry world, has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Mark has also been a part of the leadership of Youth Specialties, Zondervan, and now the Youth Cartel. He has also contributed... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Goldcamp

9:00am

The Church of "They": Loving and Leading Difficult People
Do you ever find yourself discouraged by what “they” say?  Combining their professional experiences in ministry and mental health, the presenters will focus on equipping church leadership to deal with the difficult personalities we sometimes encounter in our congregations.  Consideration will be given to direct face-to-face interactions, as well as to the indirect complaints of nameless, faceless critics.
Participants will:
•    Encounter a Scripturally-informed ethic of managing our anxiety when coping with difficult people
•    Assess and improve responses to others
•    Acquire practical suggestions offered by a network of experienced church leaders

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Speakers
avatar for Jason Allison

Jason Allison

Pegram Church of Christ
Jason Allison is the preaching minister with the Pegram (TN) Church of Christ, where he has served in multiple ministry capacities (including youth/family and worship ministry) for over 24 years. He and his wife, Amy, live in an active household, raising 5 children, including two... Read More →
avatar for Dave Morgan

Dave Morgan

Dr. Dave Morgan is an Assistant Professor at Lipscomb University where his primary responsibilities are teaching and supervision in the Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 3

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday January 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
On Your Own

2:00pm

Moving Toward Inclusion
Could your student ministry be limited by your personal cultural lens? Ours was. Bring an open mind to this class as we journey from a lack of cultural competency toward inclusion. We will discuss what growing toward inclusion has looked like for us, and what it might look like for you. From programing to personal conversations to equipping volunteers, every area of ministry needs space for differences. Whether differences are: racial and ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, sexual orientation, physical and/or social ability, etc. the Kingdom of God is not monocultural.

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Justin Bagwell

Justin Bagwell

Justin has served as a youth minister at North Atlanta Church Of Christ for 14 years.He serves with his wife Bethany and two kids, Burton and Brooklynn.Justin loves inspiring students to give themselves fully to God and always challenges them to never doubt their influence for God’s... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Greenwald

Kendra Greenwald

Kendra Greenwald is a Student Minister at North Atlanta Church of Christ where she has served full-time since 2011. She works with students in 6th-12thgrade, and their families. She attended Harding University where she received her Bachelors in General Studies with concentrations... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pikes Peak 2

2:00pm

No Money, No Problems
We all feel the burden of being responsible stewards with what our churches entrust us, but when our small or struggling churches aren’t able to offer much financial support, it’s our privilege to get creative. Financial restraints can seem trying but can also refocus and give a drive that’ll ignite our youth ministries and churches.

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Speakers
avatar for Brad Eason

Brad Eason

Brad Eason is a Student Minister in Boulder, CO. He has served in churches in small towns and in the Dallas area, all with little to no youth budget. In CO, he loves hiking, hanging with his dogs, and spending as much time as possible with his beautiful wife, Kirsten, especially in... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

2:00pm

Spiritual Direction for your Teens: Pointing them To Love
Spiritual direction is an ancient art of listening for the Spirit’s work in a person’s life; sounds a lot like youth ministry, huh? How can you use the time you have with students to deepen their own awareness of God at work in their everyday, going to school, walking around life? We will cover practical tips to incorporate into any ministry schedule and budget.

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Speakers
avatar for Rhesa Higgins

Rhesa Higgins

Rhesa Higgins is a spiritual director and experienced retreat leader who serves as the founding Director for eleven:28 ministries (www.eleven28ministries.org) in Dallas, Texas, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the spiritual vitality of ministers. She is married to Chad and together they are raising their three kids. Rhesa loves good coffee, dark chocolate, baseball, theatre, and most any good book... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pikes Peak 3

2:00pm

“Off-Ended: Breaking Free Of The Trap Of Being Easily Offended”
We live and minister in an age of “offense.” To be offended is to, quite literally, be “off-ended.” It’s to lose one’s footing. Some of us are all too easily “off-ended” by others, while others of us minister among people and in churches where people are all too easily “off-ended.” The wisdom of Scripture speaks to this trap. This session will explore a way to transcend being easily “off-ended.”

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Speakers
avatar for Chris Seidman

Chris Seidman

Since 2001 Chris Seidman has served as the Lead Minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site church in Dallas. He and his wife Tara have three sons, Skyler (20), Garrison (18), and Cooper (14). Chris has enjoyed a long relationship with NCYM and has such great respect for the calling... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
El Paso

2:00pm

“Vasectomies and Volunteerism: Severing Virile Assets in Ministry.”
This course challenges our conventional notions of volunteerism in the church. Participants will explore theological groundings and practical correctives for transforming current and future volunteers into fellow ministers.

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Speakers
avatar for David Blanchard

David Blanchard

Dave is a contemplative pragmatist who does ministry on his good days.


Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Pikes Peak 4

3:30pm

Creating a Small Group Culture
It's time to get rid of the word "VOLUNTEER." For too long, that word has meant "I need a warm body." As ministers, our job is to equip and empower LEADERS who are willing to invest in the next generation. If you've ever wanted to build a small group culture, join us as we break down and simplify where to start and how to create it. I'll let you in on a secret though: building this structure makes your job a lot easier and frees up more time for you during the week.

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Speakers
avatar for Josh Hardcastle

Josh Hardcastle

High School Student Minister, Southern Hills Church of Christ
Youth Ministry! I love hanging out with the students and walking alongside of them in the best times and the worst times. I love leading them through battles to obtain the ultimate goal of having a deep relationship with Christ.


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pikes Peak 4

3:30pm

Dealing with Depression
With one in five teenagers dealing with depression, we all need to know how to identify the symptoms of depression.  There are ways to help teens who are depressed and ways to know when to refer teens for professional help.  Join us as we learn about how to deal with depression.

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Speakers
avatar for Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

Professor of Counseling, Lubbock Christian University
Dr. Beth Robinson is a Professor in the Pediatrics Department at TTUHSC. She is a licensed professional counselor, an approved supervisor for licensed professional counselors, and a certified school counselor. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education at Texas Tech University... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pikes Peak 3

3:30pm

Side Hustle
“I can’t afford to stay in ministry.”  This is the cry of all too many.  Come hear from a panel of some of our own who, in addition to ministry, are using their talents and passions (Along with a little hustle) to help cover expenses of:  a growing family,  health insurance, retirement, etc.

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Speakers
avatar for Jacob Baker

Jacob Baker

Youth & Family Minister, Decatur Church of Christ
Jacob Baker—Jacob has been the Youth & Family Minister for the Decatur Church of Christ in Decatur Texas since 2002 and is passionate about encouraging ministers to stay in ministry for the long haul.


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pikes Peak 2

3:30pm

The Parent Void: When Teens are Missing Faith at Home
Let's talk and share how to motivate parents to be in the drivers' seat when it comes to faith building in their kids. And let's problem solve what to do when they refuse.

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Nathan McBroom

Nathan McBroom

Youth Minister, Northwest Church of Christ


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fremont

3:30pm

Trading Spaces: Creating or Refreshing Spaces for Your Ministry
We all look at our Youth Group rooms after a few years and wonder...what can we do with this space? How can we make it comfortable for the teens, while still being effective for a class setting, but still feeling like a place the teens want to hang out in, while not making the Building Committee throw a fit??? Come hear some ideas of creative ways to use the spaces we have for our Youth Groups, or how you can refresh the space you have without needing big remodeling budget.

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Speakers
avatar for Todd Loyd

Todd Loyd

Maury Hills Church of Christ
Todd serves at the Maury Hills congregation in Columbia, TN


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pikes Peak 1

3:30pm

“Off-Ended: When You’ve Been Seriously Off-Ended”
How do we, as servant-leaders, walk-out forgiveness and process the feelings that are still “in the shadows” without bitterness and resentment doing a number on us?

Survey  

Speakers
avatar for Chris Seidman

Chris Seidman

Since 2001 Chris Seidman has served as the Lead Minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site church in Dallas. He and his wife Tara have three sons, Skyler (20), Garrison (18), and Cooper (14). Chris has enjoyed a long relationship with NCYM and has such great respect for the calling... Read More →


Tuesday January 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
El Paso

5:00pm

Dinner
Tuesday January 8, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On Your Own

6:30pm

Exhibits Open
Tuesday January 8, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Foothills

7:30pm

Evening Worship & Keynote
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Nika Maples

Nika Maples

"I'm a hope hunter. When I was in college, a brainstem stroke left me a quadriplegic. Doctors said I had 48 hours to live. That was 20 years ago. So if you need hope, I have some to share!" Author Nika Maples will joining us at NCYM for our Tuesday Night Keynote. She is the author... Read More →

Artists

Tuesday January 8, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom

10:30pm

Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups are a dedicated time for authentic connections to occur. These groups provide space for conversations about the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of youth ministry. Join a group or start a new one with those you meet at the conference. Please respect these conversations and remember that counselors are available if desired.

Tuesday January 8, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
On Your Own
 
Wednesday, January 9
 

8:00am

Early Morning Devotional
"A Unity Deeper Than Uniformity"
We will enter through study and prayer into Paul's vision for a unity that is centered on the work of the Triune God. With insights from the New Perspective on Paul, the book of Romans will guide us to a life of ministry where the love and faithfulness of God provide our deepest identity.

Speakers

Wednesday January 9, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
4th Floor Summit Ballroom

8:30am

Exhibits Open (Closed for 6 for 60)
Wednesday January 9, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Foothills

9:00am

06for60
6 speakers share 6 ideas in about 10 minutes each (3 each day). Come hear from people that are doing some things or have ideas that are "outside the box" of traditional Youth Ministry, and see if there are some ways you could use these ideas in your own ministry! In the past we've had a NASA Astronaut, a Sports Broadcaster, a therapist, a ballet dancer, a stay-at-home mom, and a Disney Animator - just to name a few. Come hear who we have with us this year - you'll be disappointed if you miss the surprise this year!

Wednesday January 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Creativity & Design

Speakers
AJ

Andrew Jenkins

Woodson Chapel


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fremont

11:00am

Making an Impact in Public Schools

Speakers

Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 2

11:00am

Serving, Helping Fixing: Helping Teens Think and Serve Theologically
Turn your service projects into a theological exercise that equips your students to serve at a deeper level.  You will gain service learning tools that you can use to prepare your students for the service they are about to engage in and reflect thoughtfully afterward.

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Speakers
avatar for Walter Surdacki

Walter Surdacki

Dr. Walter Surdacki, DMin, is a Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN where he teaches youth ministry and practical ministry courses since 2008, as well as spiritual disciplines and spiritual formation. Dr. Surdacki served in full time youth... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

11:00am

Walking Alongside Victims
When kids in our youth groups are traumatized, we often feel helpless. When our students become victims of abuse or assault, they often feel different and abandoned. Come join us as we talk about ways to walk alongside victims.

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Beth Robinson

Beth Robinson

Professor of Counseling, Lubbock Christian University
Dr. Beth Robinson is a Professor in the Pediatrics Department at TTUHSC. She is a licensed professional counselor, an approved supervisor for licensed professional counselors, and a certified school counselor. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education at Texas Tech University... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 3

11:00am

What Happens When Your Ministry Team Isn't Just You?
We'll explore bringing on new team member(s), managing personalities, and aligning vision to create a healthy ministry team.

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Nikki Fox

Nikki Fox

East Brainerd Church of Christ
Nikki has been working in youth ministry for 6 years & hopes to serve the church for the long haul. She's never without a good movie quote, a song to sing, or a water bottle. Nikki is known for loving Jesus, coffee, & adventures and currently resides in the great city of Chattanooga... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 4

11:00am

“Off-Ended: When God Off-Ends You”
Walk with Him long enough, there will be moments when what, when, why, how God does or doesn’t do something will off-end us. How do we move forward and minister in the midst of being off-ended ourselves?

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Chris Seidman

Chris Seidman

Since 2001 Chris Seidman has served as the Lead Minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site church in Dallas. He and his wife Tara have three sons, Skyler (20), Garrison (18), and Cooper (14). Chris has enjoyed a long relationship with NCYM and has such great respect for the calling... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
El Paso

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday January 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
On Your Own

2:00pm

Gospelize Your Youth Ministry
Speakers
avatar for Greg Stier

Greg Stier

Greg Stier founded Dare 2 Share Ministries in 1991 with one mission: to equip teenagers to relationally and relentlessly share the gospel of Christ with their generation. Through amazing, true-life stories and humor, Greg’s style of unpacking the Good News has impacted hundreds... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Goldcamp

2:00pm

Live Podcast

Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pikes Peak 1 & 2

2:00pm

Sycamore Treeativity: 51 Creative Ideas to Reach Teens Who Are Out on a Limb
Speakers
avatar for David Skidmore

David Skidmore

Youth Minister, North Blvd Church of Christ, North Boulevard Church of Christ
David Skidmore is a 20+ year youth ministry veteran who currently serves as Youth Minister at North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where he has served for the past 15 years. David is married to Melissa and they have 3 daughters, Daisy, Anna Belle and Lila Mae... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Centennial

4:00pm

Creating a Social Media Strategy
Social Media use continues to climb year after year, but most churches have fallen behind the cutting edge of presenting themselves online. The Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages for your ministry are a reflection of that ministry’s personality. Do you feel like your pages reflect back on your ministry well? Maybe you can see the potential of social media but you really aren’t sure if this is what your ministry needs to focus on at this moment. Social Media is not just a trend that will fade away. It is here to stay. Together in this class, we will discuss what a “win” looks like on your church pages and strategies to achieve them.

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Speakers
avatar for Holly Racca

Holly Racca

Holly Racca is the Middle School Student Minister at Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas where she has served since 2013. She spends her days working with and for teenagers and their families, you can’t beat that! She is passionate about helping students experience... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fremont

4:00pm

Grieving with Students
Are you tired, is ministry “piling up” on you? Have you ever noticed that when you walk with someone through tragedy and adversity it effects you as well? Helping someone through grief and tragedy sticks to everyone envolved. What happens when you have helped several people over a few years span? Have those experiences compile and effected your ability to minister to others. Why do you feel guilty about this? In this class we will openly discuss what long term effects grief, guilt, and tragic experiences have on you, your family as caregivers. Wither the grief was yours, someone else's, or someone near you, grief sticks. This class will teach ministers what “complied grief” is, how to ministry through it and the tools you need to keep strong in ministry.

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Speakers
avatar for Paul Talley

Paul Talley

Paul Talley was a youth minister for 15 years before moving into business and non-profit work. As an onsite counselor at Columbine the day of the shooting Paul has a unique perspective on personal tragedy and how to walk with families through adversity and grief. During his time as... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

4:00pm

Teamwork - Personal Finances
This class is NOT a Dave Ramsey or Financial Peace course and it is NOT a boring presentation filled with numbers. We will focus on the concepts in personal finance and the unique circumstances youth minsters face financially. This will help you manage money better so you can stay and thrive in ministry longer.

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Speakers
avatar for Tyler Goudeau

Tyler Goudeau

Tyler Goudeau is the Student Minster at Littleton Church of Christ. He has been passionate about personal finance since high school and has a bachelors degree in Business Administration from ACU. Before getting into ministry Tyler spent 3 years doing commercial lending.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pikes Peak 4

4:00pm

The Life & Expectations of Youth Ministers: Breaking Out of the Boxes
Ministry creates many expectations of behavior, appearance, and involvement. These boxes of expectation compress an individual into a single acceptable shape to present to the church. Is this what God intended? Come learn about naming and escaping these boxes that prevent you from living into who God has invited you to be.

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Speakers
avatar for Rhesa Higgins

Rhesa Higgins

Rhesa Higgins is a spiritual director and experienced retreat leader who serves as the founding Director for eleven:28 ministries (www.eleven28ministries.org) in Dallas, Texas, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the spiritual vitality of ministers. She is married to Chad and together they are raising their three kids. Rhesa loves good coffee, dark chocolate, baseball, theatre, and most any good book... Read More →
avatar for Shiloh Jones

Shiloh Jones

Shiloh Jones lives in Denver, CO with her husband Josh, daughters Addie and Morgan and their turtle, Turnip. She is a social worker at Ariel Clinical Services and works hard to certify foster and adoptive families and to place children in their homes. Shiloh loves going on adventures... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pikes Peak 2

4:00pm

Transitions in Ministry
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Speakers
avatar for Dudley Chancey

Dudley Chancey

Dudley is Professor of Youth & Family Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University. He is involved in The Intergenerational Faith Center, NCYM, NCFR, AYME, Honduras Missions, MATW. Married to Vicki, two children, and three granddaughters--Lily, Haddie, and Kinsley.


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pikes Peak 3

4:00pm

“Off-Ended: #4”

Speakers
avatar for Chris Seidman

Chris Seidman

Since 2001 Chris Seidman has served as the Lead Minister of The Branch Church, a multi-site church in Dallas. He and his wife Tara have three sons, Skyler (20), Garrison (18), and Cooper (14). Chris has enjoyed a long relationship with NCYM and has such great respect for the calling... Read More →


Wednesday January 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
El Paso

5:00pm

Dinner
Wednesday January 9, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On Your Own

6:30pm

Exhibits Open
Wednesday January 9, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Foothills

7:30pm

Evening Worship & Keynote
Wednesday Night Keynote Title
LETTER TWENTY7

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for David Skidmore

David Skidmore

Youth Minister, North Blvd Church of Christ, North Boulevard Church of Christ
David Skidmore is a 20+ year youth ministry veteran who currently serves as Youth Minister at North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where he has served for the past 15 years. David is married to Melissa and they have 3 daughters, Daisy, Anna Belle and Lila Mae... Read More →

Artists

Wednesday January 9, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom

9:45pm

Movie
Wednesday January 9, 2019 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Grand Ballroom

11:30pm

Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups are a dedicated time for authentic connections to occur. These groups provide space for conversations about the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of youth ministry. Join a group or start a new one with those you meet at the conference. Please respect these conversations and remember that counselors are available if desired.

Wednesday January 9, 2019 11:30pm - Thursday January 10, 2019 12:30am
On Your Own
 
Thursday, January 10
 

8:00am

8:30am

Exhibits Open (Closed for 6 for 60)
Thursday January 10, 2019 8:30am - 2:00pm
Foothills

9:00am

06for60
6 speakers share 6 ideas in about 10 minutes each (3 each day). Come hear from people that are doing some things or have ideas that are "outside the box" of traditional Youth Ministry, and see if there are some ways you could use these ideas in your own ministry! In the past we've had a NASA Astronaut, a Sports Broadcaster, a therapist, a ballet dancer, a stay-at-home mom, and a Disney Animator - just to name a few. Come hear who we have with us this year - you'll be disappointed if you miss the surprise this year!

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

4 Books You Need to Read

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Cooper

Shannon Cooper

Shannon is the youth minister at the Central Church of Christ in Little Rock, AR and proud Alabama native. He is a youth ministry veteran of 18 years. Shannon is married to Lezley and they spend most of their time chasing their four kids.
avatar for Jonathan  Juarez

Jonathan Juarez

Youth Minister, Del City Church of Christ
Jonathan graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth & Family Ministry. Has served as the Youth Minister at the Del City Church of Christ for a year and a half. He loves talking about Jesus, movies, and music. Some people call him... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Knapp

Jessica Knapp

Jessica served as the volunteer youth minister for the Mountain Ave Church of Christ for 14 years. During this time she earned her PhD in mathematics education and worked as a professor of mathematics. Today she serves as the Associate Campus Minister for Ambassadors 4 Christ while... Read More →
avatar for Brady Ross

Brady Ross

Youth Minister, Crestview Church of Christ
Brady is the youth minister at the Crestview Church of Christ in Waco, TX. He has been married to his wife, Mary, for three years and has five-month-old son named Bennett.


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 2

11:00am

Gadgets & Gizmos for Youth Ministry

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Mankin

Joseph Mankin

Hillsboro Church of Christ
Joseph has served within the Hillsboro Church of Christ youth ministry since 2006. He is married to Courtney and they have two kids, Noland & Corlee. Joseph also serves as the creative director for the National Conference on Youth Ministries.


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fremont

11:00am

Organization Hacks That Free Up Your Time
It’s easy to get so overwhelmed by the whirlwind and chaos of what demands our attention, we often neglect the things that deserve our attention. In this session, Marty will present a few tips and tricks he has found helpful to save time and energy in the daily grind of ministry, thereby freeing you up to be the mentor/coach/friend/spouse/parent/team-player you desire to be.

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Speakers
avatar for Marty Baker

Marty Baker

Marty Baker has been serving in Student Ministry since 2003 with churches in Texas and Colorado. He is currently the Student/Family Minister at Heritage Church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Marty attended LCU and ACU and holds a bachelors in Youth/Family Ministry and a masters in Biblical... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 4

11:00am

Self-Care is not Self-ish
Feeling called and getting caught up in the day to day demands of ministry, family and friends, youth ministers often find it difficult to attend to their own needs. With the long list of responsibilities, we often put ourselves last (that is what we are suppose to do right?). It is OK and right to make it a priority to care for ourselves and not feel guilty! We will talk about how to effectively take care of ourselves and in doing that, we can be more effective in God's Kingdom!

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Steve Awtrey

Steve Awtrey

Executive Director, Christian Family Services - Saint Louis
Steve is a licensed therapist and was a youth minister for 25 years. For the past 11 years has been the Executive Director for Christian Family Services in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been married to Susan for almost 34 years and has 3 children, Adam who lives in Abilene, Texas and... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 3

11:00am

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly... the realities in looking for, hiring, using and evaluating (and being) youth ministry interns
We'll cover a LOT of ground and provide a LOT of resources, processes and forms to help you in your own intern programs (or help you AS an intern).  Bring your phone, laptop, etc as we will be looking at these items electronically.

Survey

Speakers
avatar for Rick Odell

Rick Odell

Rick Odell is in his 29th year of youth ministry. He has been the Youth & Family Minister at the West-Ark Church of Christ (Fort Smith, AR) in January of 2009. He previously in a similar role with the Littleton Church of Christ (Littleton, Colorado), the Del City Church of Christ... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pikes Peak 1

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Everybody Always
Speakers
avatar for Bob Goff

Bob Goff

Bob calls himself a "recovering lawyer" because after practicing law for 25 years, then becoming the Hon. Consul to Uganda, he gave up his law firm to pursue writing and speaking full time. The best part has been connecting with so many people who are on a terrific adventure as w... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Pikes Peak 1 & 2

2:00pm

Vocational Discernment for Teens: What does God want you to be when you grow up?
What is God’s will for my life?” It seems everyone wants to tell us what God wants us to do with the one precious life he has given us. So, how do you help your teens answer that question? Come hear the latest research and learn practical methods for guiding your young people in vocational discernment: Hearing the call of God on their life. We will look at what the Bible says about the topic and have fun working through a fresh, simple, proven approach you will use over and over again. You may even discover something about what God wants with your life as well!

Speakers

Thursday January 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Centennial

3:30pm

Special Event
Listen on Thursday Morning during our 06 for 60's for an announcement about what this Special Event is going to be!

Thursday January 10, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Pikes Peak 1 & 2

5:00pm

Dinner
Thursday January 10, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On Your Own

6:30pm

Exhibits Open
Exhibitors tear down after 7:30

Thursday January 10, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Foothills

7:30pm

Evening Worship & Keynote
Exhibitor Giveaways during this Session 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Bob Goff

Bob Goff

Bob calls himself a "recovering lawyer" because after practicing law for 25 years, then becoming the Hon. Consul to Uganda, he gave up his law firm to pursue writing and speaking full time. The best part has been connecting with so many people who are on a terrific adventure as w... Read More →

Artists

Thursday January 10, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Grand Ballroom

9:45pm

Covenant Groups
Covenant Groups are a dedicated time for authentic connections to occur. These groups provide space for conversations about the good, the bad, and the ugly moments of youth ministry. Join a group or start a new one with those you meet at the conference. Please respect these conversations and remember that counselors are available if desired.

Thursday January 10, 2019 9:45pm - 10:30pm
On Your Own

10:00pm

Conference Evaluation

Thursday January 10, 2019 10:00pm - 10:00pm
On Your Own