YOUNG PEOPLE'S MINISTRIES
Youth Leaders Network was established to help connect youth leaders with one another for support, encouragement, prayer and training. It doesn’t matter if you get a paycheck for the ministry you do or not, laity and staff members can all come together to help each other. Working with teenagers has big rewards; however, sometimes it can be difficult. YLN is where you can celebrate or cry out, and we understand it all.
Hey, Church Leaders!
If you are passionate about teens, join us for this awesome book club starting in January! Take your pick of the books you want to read and discuss each month. You can do one or all twelve!
Reframing the Future: A Small Group Coaching Cohort
This cohort will support leaders as we rethink, refocus, reimagine, and relaunch ministry coming out of the pandemic. There are four small group coaching times and three one-on-one coaching times. This free opportunity is for paid staff, volunteers, teams, and pastors in conjunction with the Holston Conference and the South Carolina Conference.
This event is now full and registration is closed. However, you can use the link below to express interest in joining, and be put on a waiting list to join, future events.
Anne Horvath (Northwest Region) E-mail
Kimmy Farone (Northeast Region) E-mail
Stefanie Williams (East Region) E-mail
Char Messenger (Southeast Region) E-mail
Deena Wolfe (Southeast Region) E-mail
Chasity Opphile (Southwest Region) E-mail
Tim Beck (Central Region) E-mail
Regional coordinators have been put into place to encourage local youth ministries. The coordinators are available to meet on a regular basis with youth leaders, volunteer or paid, and pastors to encourage vital youth ministry through helping with planning, visioning, goal setting, brainstorming and dreaming about how God is calling the local church to be in ministry with teens. They are also in place to help connect youth ministries with one another in order to maximize resources of time, money and volunteers.
Each region is working on creating their own network of Youth Leaders as well.
Please feel free to reach out individually to them or contact Kaye Wolfinger, Director of Young People’s Ministries to find out more information, via E-mail or call (330) 499-3972 ext. 116.
The Regional Coordinators have been busy working with Kaye to create a unique training and connection opportunity for youth workers and parents of teens through a new podcast, Practically Honest. We share practical tips in an honest way to help navigate life and ministry with teens. Check it out!
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The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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