The LCMS Children and Youth Ministry Conference is scheduled to be held July 9-12, 2017, in downtown Milwaukee at the Hyatt Regency Hotel under the theme “Transitions: Walking in the Truth.”
Join LCMS School Ministry and LCMS Youth Ministry for a time of learning, discussion and encouragement as we work together to strengthen our support of young people and their families, especially during critical times of transition.
Regular registration (through June 1, 2017) — $250 per person
Late registration (after June 1, 2017) — $300 per person
Group discount (if registered by May 1, 2017) — $200 if three or more persons from the same congregation or entity register
Student rate (Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, etc.) — $200
Hotel information — The Hyatt Regency Hotel is offering a block of discounted rooms for conference attendees.
Jake Mulder is the director of strategic initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute and is pursuing a Ph.D. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.
Mulder has worked in a variety of ministry and professional roles, including as a youth pastor in the Reformed Church of America, ministry director with Youth for Christ, and missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Europe and Asia.
Cynthia Brown is adjunct professor in the Family Life department at Concordia University Ann Arbor, and she developed the core curriculum for the children’s ministry concentration.
Brown is the author of Energizing Your Children’s Ministry (Concordia Publishing House), which uses personal anecdotes to present “a practical tool for church workers and volunteers who are passionate about outreach to God’s littlest disciples.”
She has more than 40 years of experience working with children in both school and church settings.
Dr. Bernard Bull serves as Assistant Vice President of Academics and Director of the MS in Education — Educational Technology at Concordia University Wisconsin. He works with accelerated learning and continuing and distance education.
His research interests include discipleship in the digital age; the philosophy of Christian education; Christian worldview studies; networked learning; formal and informal online learning environments; online and blended communities of practice; peer-to-peer learning; self-directed learning; digital literacy and digital citizenship.
“For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 3-4 ESV)
Members of the family of God participate together in the joy of watching young people walk in the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and their baptismal identity. In the journey, young people and their parents will face a number of transitions:
Through the transitions, we aim to instill a faith in Jesus Christ which young people do not outgrow, but cling to every day as part of the body of Christ.
The goals of the conference are to gather, resource, and support LCMS congregations to:
Resources and networking will take place through plenary and workshop sessions and special events.
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