BROUGHT TO YOU BY ALPHA, CHANGE CONFERENCE, AND YOUTH WORKER COMMUNITY

WHY ATTEND?

Want to get your whole youth ministry team off to a great start this fall?

We’ve designed downloadable resources that you can use to train your team for this fall ministry season.

Register now to get free access on Friday September 10.

All that’s left is to gather your team on your own schedule, grab some snacks, and dive into the content.

HOW IT WORKS

 

You can plan your training day as a one day event right on Saturday September 11, or any other day this fall, or as a series of training times – do whatever is best for your team. On Friday September 10, you’ll get an email with the link to access all of the resources for the Youth Ministry Online Summit for Volunteers so you can start planning your event right away.

Watch Sid explain how it all works:

WHAT’S INCLUDED

INTRO VIDEO
Casting vision for you and your team

Hosted by:

Tim Gonsalves

Tim Gonsalves

Sid Koop

Sid Koop

SOUL CARE VIDEO
Lisette Fraser, Chief Ministry Officer of Hillsong Atlanta
Helping prepare and focus your team

Lisette Fraser

Lisette Fraser

THREE INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS (with discussion questions)
Focused on evangelism

Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner

Why Mission Matters

Jason Ballard

Jason Ballard

For I Am Not Ashamed of the Gospel

Sid Koop

Sid Koop

Your Program Matters, But Your Life Matters More

FIVE TRAINING VIDEOS (with discussion questions)
Helping your team lead students to engage in mission this year

Ashley Chan

Ashley Chan

Inspire and Prepare Your Teens to See Their School as Their Primary Mission Field

Ben Woodman

Ben Woodman

Teaching Your Teens to Pray for Their Unchurched Friends

Chandra Styles

Chandra Styles

Training Your Teens to Be Welcoming to Their Friends

Laura + Mike Bronson

Laura + Mike Bronson

Equipping Your Teens to Tell Their Faith Story

Sarah Stanley

Sarah Stanley

Helping Your Teens Respond to Tough Questions

Want to get inspired about the upcoming ministry year ahead? Watch the replay of the Youth Ministry Online Summit for Staff.

 

QUESTIONS? USE THE CHAT OR EMAIL US AT HELLO[at]YOUTHWORKER.COMMUNITY

Ben and his wife Melissa live in Vancouver, Canada where, before joining the team at Alpha, he was a youth pastor for 10 years. He is a huge fan of Bear Grylls, Sid Koop, and Bob Goff. One of the themes of his life and teaching is how God loves to use ordinary, imperfect people to do extraordinary things. Find him on Instagram @benwoodman

Jason is a church planter in Vancouver, Canada. He is the host of the Alpha Youth Series and part of the team at Alpha that creates resources for local churches around the world. Jason and his wife Rachael have three kids, Hudson, Mary and Millie.

From camp speaker to local youth pastor to youth ministry professor, Sid draws from a deep well of experience over a couple decades. He is the Executive Director of Youth Worker Community where he and his team are dedicated to filling in the gaps for youth workers by equipping, empowering, and supporting youth workers to help the next generation know Jesus.

Sid has a Masters in Youth and Family Ministries and is currently working on his Doctor of Ministry in Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Seminary.

Tim works as the National Youth Directorfor Alpha Canada and is passionate about empowering youth workers and students to share the good news ofJesus everywhere they go. He is also a pastor at his local church, Southgate,where he enjoys serving through youth ministry, media, and worship. Tim lives inLangley, BC with his incredible wife Chanel, and their ridiculously cute and energetic daughter Ellie Elizabeth! He’s passionate about Jesus, golf, good coffee, and all things Apple.

Ashley works as the National Director of High School Ministry at InterVarsity. Her work involves helping high school students to see their high school as a place of mission. Her hope is for high school students to grow as disciples of Jesus by inviting their friends and teachers to engage in faith conversations at school. She also engages the wider church community to invest in the lives of high school students as they journey through such formative years.

My name is Chandra Styles and I am the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the Leadership and Discipleship Director at Camp Kadesh. I am passionate about creating entrance points for those who are curious and questioning to engage in faith communities, systems and structures that support that, and training and empowering young leaders to lead that. In my free time I love hanging out with my husband Kirk and our two boys Lorne and Dylan, sharing our home communally with room mates, traveling near and far to visit with family and friends, and sharing life over a good cup of coffee.

Aisha Sharifa is a passionate worship leader, who loves writing songs from the scriptures. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada. She loves Superhero movies, cinnamon buns, and just plain old good times with plenty of laughter. Aisha is the CoFounder of The Toronto House of Prayer (THOP) a small prayer community in the heart of the city. 

In 2019 Aisha joined the 24-7 Prayer Canada Team and now serves as the National Communities Coordinator where she will have the privilege of serving other prayer communities in the nation. Aisha currently lives in Toronto, ON with her two sons.

 

Laura Bronson is a passionate, creative and entrepreneurial leader who travels across Canada and the world as a missionary inspiring young people to be real in their faith. Laura is the founder and director of the ministry known as “Keep It Real” because she believes it is a powerful message that the younger generation needs to hear. “Keep It Real” is a ministry of Youth For Christ - Canada, where Laura is part of the national staff team. “Keep It Real” ministry travels to schools, church's, skateparks, camps and drop in centres to share the gospel in a relevant way.  Ultimately, Laura is a unique individual who loves to minister to the next generation and point youth to Jesus through the use of graffiti, music, skateboarding, breakdancing and YouTube vlogs.
Michael Bronson has been involved in youth ministry for over 10 years, and is passionate about youth leaders becoming all that they can be. He is a church planter in Ontario and also loves serving on the Change Conference leadership team. Michael is married to his beautiful wife Olivia and together have 2 amazing kids.

 

 

Alex Janzen lives her life on a mission to love God, love others and make disciples. She does this as a foster mama, youth worker and conference manager for Inspire Our Nation in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. God has gifted Alex with a passion to see youth overcome struggle and influence their world for Jesus. Find out more about her family, ministry and journey with Jesus on @alexjanzen_.

 

 

coming soon!

 

 

Layton MacCabe is a full-time missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Together with his wife Jerrica and a team of other young missionaries, he gives his time to pioneering evangelism initiatives from his home base in Eastern Canada. Along with personally engaging in the street ministry , he is committed to training youth and young adults to be able to share their faith.

Rachel Gardner has been working with young people, youth workers, church leaders and parents for over two decades and has authored several books including ‘The Girl De-Construction Project’, ‘Cherished’ and ‘The Dating Dilemma’. Her latest book ‘The Sex Thing - reimagining conversations about sex’ is out this Autumn. She is the founder of the Romance Academy (featured in the BBC three part documentary ‘No Sex Please We’re Teenagers’) and is President of the Girls Brigade England and Wales. She is on team at Youthscape and co-leads a Youth Resourcing Church in Blackburn, Lancashire with her husband Jason. They have two adopted children.

Sarah Stanley has loved and been involved in youth ministry for, well, a long time now. :) - as a student, in camp ministry, and as a youth worker in the local church. She serves as the Director of NextGen in Kelowna, BC and is currently raising a tiny disciple while on mat leave. She loves adventures, the Blue Jays, Kraft Dinner, and considers herself a forever novice coffee drinker. :)