Leading and developing young leaders in your church or ministry? Mobilizing young adults for missions and non-profit work? Working to raise godly children? Check out these faith-filled topics!
I have spoken with several conference attendees and everyone felt the material shared was excellent and relevant in so many areas. Thanks again for sacrificing your time and sharing your experience with us. It was powerful, challenging and should cause each person to have God’s perspective on Millennials and Gen Zers. Without a doubt one of the best conferences I’ve attended." --James C., Area Director for Non-Profit Agency
Daniel Generation: The Challenges for Young, Godly Leaders
This seminar will look at how and why leadership in ministry contexts is changing. We will consider lessons from Daniel, a young leader who found himself in Nebuchadnezzar’s palace, a long way from the temple courts of Jerusalem. While his mentors and leaders in Judah given him a foundation in the law of His God, they would never have to lead where he was destined to go. Young leaders today face similar circumstances. As Millennials and Generation Z prepare for a future of godly leadership, what are their biggest challenges and opportunities? How do inter-generational leaders and teams recognize and respond to these?
Understanding, Training and Leading Millennials and Gen Z in Ministry Contexts
This seminar provides an overview of the core characteristics, needs and desires of the Millennial generation (ages 23-37), and a look ahead at Generation Z (ages 7-22). It delves into the societal, educational, and technological trends that have significantly influenced these cohorts. Differences in learning styles, work ethic, communication expectations, and measurements of success often result in frustration and misunderstanding on inter-generational ministry teams. We will look at key strategies for effectively engaging those we are training and working with across generations. Millennials, who have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the majority of the workforce in America, also bring new perspectives on leadership. We will conclude with a look at inter-generational leadership, with unique implications for the church or ministry context.
Mentoring Across Generations
Today, Google searches and online forums provide easy ways to get answers to our questions and input on our dilemmas. These resources can quickly replace conversations with trusted friends, family members, and mentors. In this context, meaningful conversations and relationships occur less naturally and must be developed intentionally. This session will discuss why mentoring is essential in our society today, and present practical strategies for engaging in intentional mentoring regardless of our age, personality, schedule, or experience.
The Inner Garden: Essential Leadership Practices in Connected World
When was the last time you experienced true rest, the kind that restores your soul and kindles fresh vision and creativity? As leaders, we necessarily find ourselves responding to many needs, opportunities and expectations. Often we feel "on call" at all times, but we must also learn to hide and rest. This inner garden of our lives is where God's deep work often occurs, and where we find strength for the challenges of life! The pressures of life often drive us to deceptive rest, leisure and amusement, which have a place, but do not leave us restored. In this session, we will explore the deep meaning of godly rest, and discuss some practical tools to help us as busy leaders in a connected world experience that rest that equips and energizes our hearts and minds!
Tolerance, Tradition and Truth: Cultural Trends, Ethics and Worldview
This workshop presents a broad overview of the significant cultural shifts occurring in our society, and focuses on specifics that impact different generational worldviews and definitions of ethics. It offers discussion on navigating the doctrine of tolerance, evaluating tradition, and taking effective measures to identify truth in our culture today!
How to Engage Millennials as Volunteers
Indecisive, undependable, and distracted are terms that often arise when we discuss engaging young adults as volunteers in our ministries and non-profits. So, is it possible to effectively engage Millennials as partners? What needs to change in our approach to volunteer engagement to do so? This session will discuss communication, collaboration and coaching approaches that are essential to successfully mobilizing Millennials!