I realty was able to take part in the Revival Youth Minister's retreat in Columbia, and it has left me feeling energized, encouraged, but most of all, incredibly blessed.
Just a quick shout out to Chris Webb, Craig Evans, and Scott Bond for working so hard to put all this together.
We had excellent speakers and classes, great discussions and phenomenal material that was covered. A short list of topics that we heard about:
- Building Student Leaders (Reed Henson)
- Event Planning/Communicating Your Ministry (Jerry Elder)
- Team Building in Ministry (Lonnie Jones)
- Weapons of Warfare in Student Ministry (Lonnie Jones)
- Grief and Suicide (Bill MacDonald)
- Simplify Your Ministry (Robbie Mackenzie)
- Digging Deeper in God's Word (JD Schwartz)
- Middle School Ministry (Rusty Pettus)
- Keeping a Blog in Ministry (Robbie Mackenzie)
- Teaching a Parent/Teen Joined Class (Barry Throneberry)
- Service-Oriented Youth Programs and Ideas (Chris Webb)
- Is Your Ministry Miserable or Meaningful? (Craig Evans)
- The Female Self-Image (Nicole Scott)
- Keeping Your Faith Under Fire (Nicole Scott)
- Raising Teens Through Difficult Times (Ralph Gilmore)
- Teaching Teens Heritage of the Church (Ralph Gilmore)
As you can see, the material and the speakers were amazing.
If you're a youth worker, this is the workshop you need to attend. Tremendous.