Heath Lewis, DCE

Heath Lewis, DCE, has called Edmond, Oklahoma, home since early 2006. He and his wife, Jessica, have been married since 2009. Currently, Heath serves as the Director of Christian Education at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where he oversees parish education, communication, and youth ministry. Heath holds a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences and a Certification as a Director of Christian Education from Concordia University Nebraska, along with a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA). His passion is the development of Christ-centered leaders and organizations.


The Big Picture: Why Vision Changes Everything

Too often, youth ministry leaders see their program as a stand-alone entity, not as a part of the larger church. How do you align your ministry in the context of a church-wide vision, while providing for the unique needs of our students? This session will help you develop (or re-evaluate) a vision of youth ministry that is tailored to the needs of your young people and fits into the big picture of your congregation’s ministry. (Session 5)


Avoiding the Leadership Vacuum:Christ-Centered Leader Recruitment, Development, and Retention

You know your ministry needs volunteer leaders. But let’s face it: recruiting, developing, and retaining leaders can be a challenge. How do you identify and connect volunteer leaders into your ministry? Once they are connected, how do you help them grow so they will live out your vision, shape your church’s culture, and develop more leaders? What are the best ways to retain these volunteer leaders? This session will help you discover a Christ-centered approach to recruiting, developing, and retaining leaders that is functional and sustainable in any ministry context. (Session 7)