January 28, 2023
9 AM - 4:30 PM

Live Location: Kenmore Alliance Church, Buffalo
Satellite Site: Pine Knolls Alliance Church, South Glens Falls

Registration Opens October 15th!

Youth Ministry Track

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1

Why Youth Ministry Matters
We often find youth ministers are discouraged because they don’t know why their role matters and what to measure. This advocacy training empowers leaders to understand how God has positioned them to help address youth's biggest questions (What do I believe? Where do I belong? What's my benefit?) by finding answers in God's Word, community, & mission.

Breakout 2

Lament- From Hurt to Hope
This training answers the questions: What is lament? Why it is important for leaders & youth? How can one structure a lament experience? The training also includes a lament experience so leaders can immediately apply learned information and leave energized, knowing that God cares for them too.

Breakout 3

Waiting on the Lord
This pastoral care session looks at Isaiah 40:31 and four truths which occur when wewait upon the Lord – in our lives and leadership duties. Beyond being personally inspired, leaders will learn how to better notice God at work in the ambiguous process of disciplining adolescents. This session utilizes a fun teaching aid and is highly inspirational.


Speaker Bio

Mark AndrésonMark Andréson
Founder, Institute for Youth Studies

Mark brings over 20 years of youth ministry experience, much of which includes teaching, training, coaching, and consulting with youth ministers in the U.S. and around the globe. From seminar to seminary, he loves encouraging, equipping, and empowering global youth ministers. He believes transformational impact occurs when God’s Word, and relevant interdisciplinary studies, connect inspiration and information with application and activation.