Leading and developing students and young leaders in your church or ministry? Seeking to engage different generations more effectively? Working to raise godly children?
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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, World Team
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Understanding and Engaging Gen Z & Gen Alpha
This seminar provides an overview of the core characteristics, needs and desires of today's youngest generations: Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) and Gen Alpha (b. 2013-). It delves into the societal, educational, and technological trends that are influencing young people today and presents insights and strategies for any leader or organization looking to more effectively engage the next generation.
Discipling and Teaching Gen Z in a Post-Christian Culture
Only 4% of young people today have a biblical worldview. As youth are increasingly exposed to post-Christian values and worldviews, our discipleship and teaching must engage students with creative, intentional, and relational strategies. In this session, we will discuss effective approaches for equipping Gen Z (b. 1996-2012) to thrive in their faith in a post-Christian culture.
The Coach Approach to Leadership
Respect and trust today are not earned through titles, positions, or experience, but rather thru relationship. Leaders who want to be effective must engage a relational leadership approach. Young team members need guidance and direction, but engage best when leaders come alongside them as a coach. In this session, we will consider and practice key coaching strategies for leaders that build trust, improve communication, and facilitate growth in team members.
Building a Team (The Kind People Don't Want to Leave!)
We have all been there...doing something we love, but feeling miserable with the relationships and team dynamics around us. This presentation discusses the foundation of a healthy team, as well as the natural stages of development on any team. How does a leader navigate these factors and develop a team that not only enjoys working together, but makes things happen? This session will discuss practical strategies for any team context.
Thank you so much for coming to share with us. My husband and I have walked away from your conference feeling reconnected with other parents with a common purpose in raising our children in this age. Thank you for being obedient to what God has called you to do, we are so thankful! --Jessica O.
Jolene Erlacher brings a unique perspective to the discussion of generational characteristics. She approaches each generation as a missionary approaches a new culture. This lead to practical applications for how to communicate better and work together more effectively. Our church leaders were very challenged and inspired by our time with Jolene."
I attended your seminar. God really used you in my prayers for wisdom on the changes I see in my young adult son when he is immersed in his screen. After your presentation, he agreed to completely step away so we could assess before and after behaviors. Thanks so much for all of the research, time and awareness on this." --Taylor P.
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.
Daniel Generation: Understanding the Call of a New Generation
Today, fewer young people in America attend church, believe in God, or understand the Bible than ever before. Unique challenges and opportunities exist for kids, teens and young adults who love and follow God, and those seeking to encourage the young people in their lives. This message will present a hope-filled perspective on what God is doing in the midst of the trends we see. Strategies and lessons from the prophet Daniel’s life will offer encouragement and guidance for Christian believers of all ages as we engage God’s purposes and the future together!
Topics for Parents:
Raising Godly Kids in a Digital World
Currently, only ten percent of kids who grow up in the church retain a strong and active faith into adulthood. As our culture becomes increasingly post-Christian, and technology regularly exposes our kids to unbiblical worldviews and values, the role of parents in the discipleship of our kids has become critical. In this presentation, we will discuss key principles, tools, and strategies for building relationships and creating a family culture to encourage resilient faith and equip our kids to thrive in God’s purpose for their lives.
While the impact of technology is seen everywhere in society, its influence is perhaps most significant in our homes and families. As parents, we are navigating new terrain as we seek to guide our children in their use of devices, manage our own screen time, and respond effectively to the prevalence of technology in our workplaces, schools, social circles and beyond. This program will present essential practices for parents in developing a healthy family culture as it relates to technology, managing our own use of devices, and setting effective guidelines to keep our children safe, healthy, and connected.
Topics for Youth/Young Adults
Essential Leadership Skills for Generation Z
Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) is one of the most empowered and connected generations in history. While many teenagers and college students use technology to run their own businesses, create amazing content, and connect with people globally, there are some skills that can get overlooked in the busy, connected lives of students. This engaging and interactive presentation discusses essential leadership skills including emotional intelligence, face-to-face communication and listening, time management, and critical thinking that is needed in the lives of young leaders. Practical tips and examples make the material immediately relevant and applicable!