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Tuesday, January 8
 

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.

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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.

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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?

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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 3:30pm - 4:30pm
El Paso
 
Wednesday, January 9
 

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.

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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 →


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.

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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?

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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 →


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

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
 
Thursday, January 10
 

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!

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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.

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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