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Cultivate:  A Thoughtful Youth Ministry Conversation
January 22 - 24, 2020
Nashville, TN
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Friday, January 24 • 8:45am - 11:00am
CONVERSATION SESSION 4: A Look at Our Own Youth Ministry Context

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You'll hear 2-3 speakers respond to a case study with theology and pragmatism.  You'll then have space to reflect and engage in thoughtful conversation and dialogue with other conference attendees as well as with the speakers.  

Main Session Theme:  Each generation of teenagers comes with its own unique challenges and gifts to society. Additionally, your community’s youth have their own specific needs, challenges, and resources. What are they and what should youth ministry look like in light of your community’s needs, challenges and resources? Learning to uncover these and discovering why they are happening will allow you to imagine ministries that bring the Gospel into the practical lives of your teenagers. What if you could identify and maximize the unique gifts of those you serve and the resources in your surrounding community to lead people to meaningful work and lives that flourish, helping young people to explore their Christian vocation?

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Dr. Andrew Zirschky

Academic Director, Center for Youth Ministry Training
Andrew holds an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the Academic Director at the Center for Youth Ministry Training, Chief Strategist of the CYMT Innovation Laboratory, and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Youth Ministry... Read More →
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Matt Overton

Associate Pastor of Youth & Family Ministries, The Columbia Future Forge
Matt is the Associate Pastor for Youth and Family Ministry at Columbia Pres. Church in Vancouver, Wa. and the Exec. Director for The Columbia Future Forge. He has been doing youth ministry in various forms for the past 19 years. Matt writes online about the intersection of the church... Read More →
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Jessica Holman

Senior Director of Employee and Community Relations, Harvest Hands CDC
Jessica Holman has worked within the Nashville nonprofit sector for over ten years. She is passionate about working within her community and providing opportunities for children and youth to learn, grow, and reach their full potential. She has her Masters of Education in Community... Read More →

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Jamelle Jones

Director of Youth Ministries, Brady First UMC
Jamelle Jones is a Communicator, Songwriter, Pastor, and Author of You are Enough... You Matter and Immeasurably More. He is known for his thought-provoking songs and artistry in curriculum writing for various student ministries. Jamelle is currently working in student ministry... Read More →

Friday January 24, 2020 8:45am - 11:00am CST