THE SUMMIT · NOVEMBER 7-8
A Creativity Sparker. An Idea Stirrer. An Insight Inviter.
Stuff People Say
Rebekah Strobel Youth Pastor, Yakima, WA
Being a woman in youth ministry comes with its own set of joys, challenges and learning curves; being a part of a coaching program through TYC helped provide a space where all of those unique elements could be discussed, where resources could be shared, and where I knew I would be welcomed and understood. Coaching sessions throughout the year allowed for asking the hardest and (sometimes) most ridiculous questions, knowing that an experienced and skilled mentor would be walking the vocational ministry journey alongside me. I especially appreciated the emphasis on leadership materials developed by women!
Jen Bradbury Youth Pastor, Glen Ellyn, IL
It’s hard being a youth worker. It’s especially hard being a female youth worker. Since I began my career in youth ministry, I’ve lost track of often I’ve felt alone. That’s one of the reasons why I appreciate The Youth Cartel so much. They’re constantly investing in women by providing us with unique training opportunities like this conference and resources written by women, both of which make me feel a little less alone. The Youth Cartel does so not just because it’s good for business, but because it’s good for the church.
Jessica Charney Youth Pastor, Elk Grove, CA
The Women in Youth Ministry Cohort was exactly what I needed in this phase of my ministry journey. I had been looking for something like this for a long time and as soon as I hear about this cohort, I knew this was an answer to prayer. Being a part of this cohort for the last few months has been a breath of fresh air and such an encouragement to me in my personal life and ministry context. This is an opportunity I would recommend for any woman in a youth ministry role, especially to those who find themselves serving in an area where they aren’t many other females in ministry to connect with on a regular basis.
At The Summit there are some familiar faces as presenters and some unfamiliar ones. We want to tell you about one which might not be familiar to you… yet! In 2012, as we began to launch our first ever Open event in Seattle, my friend Jon Huckins told me… “You have to invite Morgan Schmidt to […]
Right at the gummy center of The Youth Cartel are two core things, collaboration and partnership. It’s who we are and what we do in everything we do. With the rapid expansion of our publishing line and events we wanted to provide a way for our friends to help… but also get paid a little for […]
Marko and I are spending the next 2 days with our collaborative partners building a framework for our very first student event, the Student Justice Conference. Allow me break that phrase down a bit: Marko and I – While our footprint of events, publishing, and YMCP has greatly expanded in the past year… our team […]