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Northeast Youth Ministry Summit

March 4, 2024 - March 7, 2024

The Northeast Youth Ministry Summit – Cultivating Wisdom and Discernment is co-sponsored by the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding and Reformed Youth Ministries.

Engaging Disability Executive Director Ashley Belknap will present three seminars and be available to talk with you. Cheryl Erb will be at our Simply the Gospel exhibit. Come by to discuss teens and families in your congregation or to find great resources to help your congregation think intentionally about discipling and enfolding all members of the body of Christ.

SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS

Enfolding Students with Disabilities into Youth Ministry
Monday Opening Intensives

As students with unique needs (diagnosed and undiagnosed) transition from children’s ministry to youth ministry, youth leaders and volunteers will have questions. They may wonder, “How can I support these students’ needs and continue to meet the needs of the entire group?” If you feel that you do not intuitively know how to meet the needs of some of your students, this class is for you.

In this seminar, you will learn a philosophy of ministry that will help you make disability ministry part of your existing youth programming without changing everything you are already doing. The goal is to help you disciple, enfold, and build a strong relationship with every student. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask specific acute-needs questions and get real-time answers on strategies to support your students.

Effective Bible Teaching to Mixed-Ability Youth Groups
Tuesday Morning

This seminar will focus on strategies for Bible teaching that go a step beyond sitting and listening in a lecture-style Sunday school or large group. Participants will learn appropriate long-term and short-term goals when teaching students the Bible. You will learn ways to discern the needs of your students individually (for 1:1 and small groups) and collectively (for large groups).

We will also discuss ways to adjust your teaching for the present needs in the classroom and creative ways to increase support for students with greater needs without changing your entire strategy. This seminar will also help you understand the basics of unique learning differences, the place for motivation, and ways to increase each student’s ability to pay attention.

Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors
Tuesday Afternoon

One prominent goal in student ministry is effective discipleship of every student. Students who exhibit challenging behaviors in youth ministry—as a result of their growth and development or unique needs related to a disability—are often left behind in their growth spiritually and relationally.

In this seminar, you will learn ways every student ministry leader or volunteer can positively support challenging behaviors in youth ministry. We will discuss how to understand behavior as communication. You will receive strategies for increasing appropriate communication, reducing problem behaviors, and helping all students grow into emotionally strong young adults. You will also learn ways to frame motivation through the lens of the gospel.

 

Details

Start:
March 4, 2024
End:
March 7, 2024
Website:
https://nymsummit.org/

Organizers

Reformed Youth Ministries
Center for Parent Youth Understanding

Venue

Ligonier Camp and Conference Center
188 Macartney Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658 United States
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Phone
724-238-6428
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Details

Start:
March 4, 2024
End:
March 7, 2024
Website:
https://nymsummit.org/

Organizers

Reformed Youth Ministries
Center for Parent Youth Understanding

Venue

Ligonier Camp and Conference Center
188 Macartney Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
724-238-6428
View Venue Website