Workshop Schedule

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Session 1: Sunday, July 12 @ 2:00 pm

  • Gathering 101 – Rev. Mark Kiessling & Krista Miller
  • Let’s Talk About It: On Being (and Supporting) a Parent of a Prodigal – Paula Isakson
  • High Expectation Youth Ministry: Using your ministry to mold youth into Christian leaders – Dr. Mark Blanke, DCE
  • Youth Ministry Toolbox – Jeremy Becker, DCE
  • Crowdfunding for NYG2016: Online Fundraising with www.WeRaise.us – Abigail Miller
  • You Can’t Pour from an Empty Bucket – Rev. Matt Behrens

Session 2: Sunday, July 12 @ 3:30 pm

  • Gathering 101 – Rev. Mark Kiessling & Krista Miller
  • Risk Aversion vs. Risk Acceptance in Youth Ministry – Dr. Mark Blanke, DCE
  • Confirmation and the Family – Dr. Dave Rueter, DCE
  • Navigating the Gathering – Audrey Duensing-Werner, DCE; Dave Probst, DCE; Jennifer Probst, DCE
  • Crowdfunding for NYG2016: Online Fundraising with www.WeRaise.us – Abigail Miller
  • The Best Idea I Never Had – Rev. Matt Behrens

Session 3: Monday, July 13 @ 8:15 am

  • Already Lost?: Instilling life-long faith development – Audrey Duensing-Werner, DCE
  • Post-Modernism: Teaching truth when none exists – Brad Alles
  • Where Two or Three are Gathered: Strategies for rural and small town youth ministry – Rev. Todd Kollbaum & Mrs. Angie Kollbaum
  • The Witness Nexus – Rev. Mark Wood
  • High Expectation Youth Ministry: Using your ministry to mold youth into Christian leaders – Dr. Mark Blanke, DCE
  • Leading Digital Natives as an Immigrant – Seth Hinz

Session 4: Monday, July 13 @ 2:00 pm

  • Case for Christianity – Brad Alles
  • Get Real Principle: Youth Worker Health – Rebecca Duport, DCE
  • Crowdfunding 101: Intro to Online fundraising with WeRaise – Abigail Miller
  • Getting Students Thinking in Youth Ministry – Dr. Dave Rueter, DCE
  • Write the Right Stuff – Mark Sengele, DCE
  • The Witness Nexus – Rev. Mark Wood
  • Seasoned, Not Stale – Krista Young, DCE

Session 5: Tuesday, July 14 @ 10:00 am

  • Sticky Faith – Professor Brad Griffin
  • Creating an Atmosphere for Generous Conversation – Rev. Dr. Tony Cook
  • High School Musical to Animal House: How to get students ready for college – Dr. Jacob Youmans, DCE
  • More than Dodgeball & Open Gyms: A vision for ministry in sport – Amy Gray
  • The Big Picture: Why vision changes everything – Heath Lewis, DCE
  • Write the Right Stuff – Mark Sengele, DCE
  • Survival Mode – Krista Young, DCE

Session 6: Tuesday, July 14 @ 3:30 pm

  • Dirty, Smelly Evangelism – Rev. Jeff Meinz
  • Where Two or Three are Gathered: Strategies for rural and small town youth ministry – Rev. Todd Kollbaum & Mrs. Angie Kollbaum
  • Hosting and Attending a Servant Event – Leah Sallach, DCE
  • Family Friendly Youth Ministry – Rebecca Duport, DCE
  • youthESource Brainstorming: Opinionated People Wanted – Sherrah Behrens
  • Let’s Talk About It: On being (and supporting) a parent of a prodigal – Paula Isakson
  • Breathing, Eating, and Sex – Dr. Jacob Youmans, DCE

Session 7: Tuesday, July 14 @ 5:00 pm

  • Let’s Talk About It: On being (and supporting) a parent of a prodigal – Paula Isakson
  • Avoiding the Leadership Vacuum: Christ-centered leader recruitment, development, and retention – Heath Lewis, DCE
  • Raising Up the Next Generation of Church Workers – Rev. Dr. Ronald Mudge
  • Enough with the Millennials…Here Come the Plurals – Rev. Dr. Terry Dittmer
  • Breathing, Eating, and Sex – Dr. Jacob Youmans, DCE
  • Survival Mode – Krista Young, DCE

Session 8: Wednesday, July 15 @ 9:00 am

  • Building a Welcoming Environment – Rev. Ryan Peterson
  • Youth Ministry Toolbox – Jeremy Becker, DCE
  • The Best Ideas I Never Had – Rev. Matt Behrens
  • Raising Up the Next Generation of Church Workers – Rev. Dr. Ronald Mudge
  • Leading Digital Natives as an Immigrant – Seth Hinz
  • Case for Christianity – Brad Alles
  • Seasoned, Not Stale – Krista Young, DCE

Session 9: Wednesday, July 15 @ 10:30 am

  • NYG Q&A – Rev. Mark Kiessling
  • Confirmation and the Family – Dr. Dave Rueter, DCE
  • Navigating the Gathering – Audrey Duensing-Werner, DCE; Dave Probst, DCE; Jennifer Probst, DCE
  • Seasoned, Not Stale – Krista Young, DCE
  • Building a Welcoming Environment – Rev. Ryan Peterson
  • More than Dodgeball & Open Gyms: A vision for ministry in sport – Amy Gray
  • Leading Digital Natives as an Immigrant – Seth Hinz