Post-Pandemic
Youth Ministry
Half-Day Training

5 Vital Changes You Need to Make

PPYM


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Registration is now closed. 

Questions? Please contact Zach Ellis at zachellis@fuller.edu.

Youth leaders, let’s change things.

You may be wondering:
  • How do I minister to young people and their families who haven’t returned to church?
  • What do young people who are struggling with loneliness, anxiety, and mental health need from my ministry?
  • What do parents need from me in this new season?
  • How do I join with and support the passions of the young people in my community?

Get equipped for a brand-new era of youth ministry. 

Get the best of FYI’s learnings as we help you understand what young people need from your ministry today. We’ll bring you the latest research we’ve gathered listening to hundreds of pastors and youth leaders throughout the pandemic. You’ll hear from our ministry experts on 5 vital changes to ensure a hope-filled future for your ministry.


   

Post-Pandemic Youth Ministry Training Details:

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 9:00am Pacific Time - 1:00pm Pacific Time
Cost:
$69/person ($59/person for 3+)

Registration closes September 19, 2022 at 12:00 pm Pacific Time

Post-Pandemic Youth Ministry Training Outline

9:00–9:45 am PT 5 Turns in Post-pandemic youth ministry

9:45–10:30 am PT Breakout Rooms (Choose 1)

  • Grow confident talking about race with teenagers
  • Lead a ministry program with young people's mental health in mind
  • Build an empathetic team of volunteers
  • Partner with today’s post-pandemic parents
  • Connect with other leaders

10:30-10:45 am PT Break

10:45-11:30 am PT Practice relational discipleship with today’s teenagers

11:30am-12:15 pm PT Breakout Rooms (Choose 1)

  • Grow confident talking about race with teenagers
  • Lead a ministry program with young people's mental health in mind
  • Build an empathetic team of volunteers
  • Partner with today’s post-pandemic parents
  • Connect with other leaders

12:15-1:00 pm PT Closing Session

    Featured Speakers and Facilitators

    Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of FYI, a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of multiple books, including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Growing Young, Growing With... Read more about Kara.

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    Kara Powell

    Executive Director, Fuller Youth Institute

    Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for FYI, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith ​books, Right Click: Parenting Your Teenager in a Digital Media World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his family live in Southern California.

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    Brad Griffin

    Senior Director of Content, Fuller Youth Institute

    Andy Jung is the Director of Church Engagement at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he oversees the church engagement strategy. He leads cohorts and other training initiatives, develops relationships and networks with church and denominational leaders and ensures effective systems and processes to execute all these efforts effectively and efficiently. He has served as a youth minister for 20+ years and a senior pastor for five years. In addition, Andy also served as a state executive leader for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of NC for two years. Read more about Andy.

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    Andy Jung

    Director of Church Engagement

    Chuck Hunt is a veteran Youth Pastor with over 25 years of experience and currently serves as Family Ministry Pastor at Lake Ave Church in Pasadena. An ordained pastor, Chuck holds a D. Min from Fuller Theological Seminary. Over the years, he has seen the power and necessity of ministering to families as a whole and loves to encourage other disciples to do the same. Read more about Chuck.

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    Chuck Hunt

    Family Ministry Pastor

    Dr. Aaron Rosales is a co-founder of Brio, a non-profit that designs and launches mental health solutions in vulnerable communities through local partnerships. He also is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University Counseling and Psychological Services. Aaron has a wealth of expertise in clinical and research psychology honed through working with universities, churches, community organizations, humanitarian aid workers, clergy, police departments, and victims of violent crimes. He is passionate about promoting mental health in populations with a wide gap between need and resources.

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    Aaron Rosales

    Co-founder of Brio

    Roslyn Hernández is Project Assistant and Podcast Co-Producer at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). She co-produces The FYI on Youth Ministry podcast, and provides a range of support for the LABS and CVDYM research projects. Roslyn lived in México City as a child and grew up in the Central Valley of California. She holds a BA with majors in Film & Media Studies and Spanish, and a minor in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and an MDiv with an emphasis on Youth, Family and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is passionate about pop culture, culinary traditions, and tea. Read more about Roslyn.

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    Roslyn Hernández, MDiv

    Project Assistant and Podcast Co-Producer

    LaTasha Nesbitt, Ph.D. is the Research Manager at Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Born and raised on Chicago’s southside, she brings a unique perspective on serving God, understanding research, and connecting with youth. She has served as adjunct professor, business owner, and itinerant pastor. Her greatest joy is to assist others in discerning their God-given gifts and assignments. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A in Educational Policy Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in Political Science from Eastern Illinois University. Some of her favorite memories include: traveling to Israel, giving birth to two children, and discovering her Dad’s family five years following his death. Her current research interests are regarding the history of race in American society and effective post-pandemic leadership within the church context. She enjoys and embraces the power of storytelling, spoken word, Zumba, and all things genealogy.

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    LaTasha Nesbitt, Ph.D.

    Research Manager

    Giovanny serves as a Project Coordinator at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), assisting staff in a variety of ways, including multicultural research, social media, and marketing. He holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and an MDiv with an emphasis on Asian American Context from Fuller Theological Seminary. Born in Indonesia, but raised in Southern California, Giovanny also serves as a youth pastor for two Indonesian churches. Giovanny is passionate about photography and going on adventures with friends to find food, coffee, and hiking spots, which just so happens to be some of the subject matter you'll find on his Instagram.

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    Giovanny Panginda, MDiv

    Project Coordinator

    Lisa Hanle is the Project Director for the TENx10 Collaboration at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). She holds a BA in Sociology from Stanford University and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lisa has been pastoring for over 10 years at a nondenominational church in Silicon Valley, CA where she continues to support the staff and serve with the high school youth group. Lisa lives with her husband and two kids in the Bay Area, CA.

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    Lisa Hanle, MDiv

    TENx10 Project Director

    Zach Ellis is the Church Training manager at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Zach holds an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and is an active volunteer in his church’s youth group. Before joining FYI, he was a youth pastor in Eastern Oregon. In his free time, you’ll likely find him hiking with his wife and two kids or watching Sporting Kansas City score goals. Read more about Zach.

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    Zach Ellis, PhD

    Church Training manager

    Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana is the Manager of Multicultural Initiatives at the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Jennifer, originally from Guatemala, grew up in Southern California as the daughter of church planters. She holds a BA in Social Work from Point Loma Nazarene University and an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jennifer previously served as a pastor and social worker in San Diego county. Her passions include leadership training, intercultural youth spiritual formation and bilingual ministries.

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    Jennifer A. Guerra Aldana, MDiv

    Manager of Multicultural Initiatives

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