As we’re gearing up for our 2nd Multi-Site Youth Ministry Campference coming in January 2020 we reached out to a few people and asked them why they are bringing their teams. Here’s what they had to say:
Multisite student ministry is such a different animal than other forms of student ministry and it’s really hard to find other people who get your world at other conferences. In addition, multisite churches are often on the frontier trying to figure out what this next generation of ministry looks like. Our team needs spaces to share ideas and problem solve with other churches who share our struggles. That’s why we’re bringing our whole team to the Multisite Youth Ministry Campference. There is nowhere else where we can get this kind of intentional collaborative learning.Kevin Libick, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth TX
I am bringing my team to the Multisite Youth Ministry Campference because we don’t need more playbooks and meetings. We need time away from the busyness of ministry to learn, process, share, laugh and to grow together as a team. This is the event we’ve been waiting for!Joe Graham, Multi-Site Director, Harbor Churches, Grand Rapids MI
Gina Abbas, Student Ministry Team Leader, Harbor Churches, Grand Rapids MI
It is the only training conference (with the fun of camp!) that gathers the best leaders of the multisite movement and provides space to dream together about the opportunities and unique challenges of student ministry in the multisite church context. This gathering directly shapes and informs how we are cultivating student ministry at all of our campuses.
I’m one year into the multisite youth ministry world and yes, it’s more complex and exciting than I could have imagined. I’m on a steep learning curve and want to keep growing! The pace and pressure of serving pastors, students and leaders across campuses leaves very little time for our team to get outside of our church bubble. Do we need more tips and tricks from “experts”? Yes. But even more, we need deep and meaningful conversations with others who are facing the unique challenges multisite student ministry. The Multisite Youth Ministry Campference will bring the collaborative growing experience my team needs.David Grant, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA
Oh, and also important – our team needs time to simply breath and have some fun. There’s no doubt that will happen! Can’t wait to see you there.
Work in a Multi-Site context? We hope to see you at the Campference this January! Learn more here.
Maybe you noticed? Maybe you didn’t. But a lot of our books are now available in paperback at Amazon.com as well Amazon in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Japan. With that in mind I wanted to answer some questions about buying our books on Amazon.
Continue reading Books from The Youth Cartel are Back on Amazon
I’m headed out to Minneapolis next week to attend the Science in Youth Ministry Capstone Event (Register here if you want to attend, too. I hear Andy Root will be riding a dinosaur… please let that be true!) and I’d love to hang out.
Continue reading Dinner with the Cartel in Minneapolis
Since a number of our authors are from the Philadelphia area, plus– Marko and Adam both really enjoy cheesesteaks, we thought we’d celebrate with a storewide sale.
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Starting this Fall I’m helping our missions partner, Praying Pelican Missions, get started in Tijuana and northern Baja, basically within 2 hours of the San Diego border.
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If you’ve wondered about joining the ranks of the 380 graduates and current participants of our Youth Ministry Coaching Program, 2017 would be a fantastic year to jump in. We have so many cohorts forming at this time, and there are opportunities all over the country.
Here’s an update on the status of currently-forming cohorts:
Continue reading Status of currently-forming YMCP cohorts
During the past couple of weeks the news cycle has been dominated by heated discussion about immigration and refugees. When things like this come up we at The Youth Cartel begin to ask youth workers if the teenagers in their ministries are talking about these things to them and if they feel equipped to have a meaningful, Jesus-focused discussion.
Continue reading Free Resource: Refugee Discussion Guide
It’s you. Not us. We are breaking up.
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Dear friends of the Cartel,
Happy New Year! We want to kick off this new year by telling you about a big change to our publishing line.
Continue reading A Letter to Our Customers
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