Theology of Youth Ministry by lindayy


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Special Guest Speakers                                               Conference Location

                     iAN FrY is the director of the Youth and
                     Children’s Ministry Program at Oak Hill                                                                                                                   Sutherland
                     College in London. He is widely involved                                                                                                                  Station

                     in training Christian young people and

     desires to see his students view themselves first and

     foremost as Bible teachers who nurture and relate to God’s

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     people through God’s Word. ian will offer us a unique,                                                     SE CO N
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     international perspective on youth ministry as he presents

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     a review and critique of youth mission in the UK and gives

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                     Dr ANDreW SiNgLetoN is Senior                   Youthworks College,
                     Lecturer in the Sociology Program at            Wanawong, 11 Fifth Ave, Loftus NSW
                     Monash University. He co-authored the
                     book The Spirit of Generation Y, which was      The College campus is at the Wanawong Conference Centre
     published in 2007 and features the detailed findings of a       in Loftus, 30 km south of the centre of Sydney. The campus
     five-year investigation into the spirituality of australian     has air-conditioned lecture rooms, lounge, swimming pool,
                                                                                                                                                                                            yo u t h w o r k s    Co l l e g e
                                                                     outdoor chapel and absolute bush frontage. Overnight

                                                                                                                                                                                            Theology of
     young people. His cutting-edge research has exploded
     many prevalent myths about Generation Y and provides            accommodation is available in shared dormitory rooms at
                                                                     no extra cost.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Youth Ministry
     many challenging insights for anyone seeking to engage
     with today’s youth.                                             For more iNFormAtioN

                                                                     Youthworks College
                                                                     PO Box 256, Sutherland, NSW 1499
                                                                                                                                                                                            Co n f e r e n C e
                                                                     Phone: (02) 8268 3367 Fax: (02) 9542 3599
Other Speakers                                                       Email:
 Rev Graham Hill                      Greg D. Anderson
 Lecturer in Pastoral and Practical   Head of the Department of
 Studies and Director of the          Mission, Moore Theological
 Centre for Leadership,               College
 Morling College
                                      Ruth Lukabyo
 Rev Graham Stanton                   Lecturer, Youthworks College
 Principal, Youthworks College
                                                                                                                                                                                            “Connecting the Unconnected”
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thinking Strategically about
                                                                                                                                                                                                Missional Engagement with Youth
• Nearly one third of 13–24 year-olds are                                Thursday July 31, 2008
  unsure about God’s existence
                                                                         9:00     registration
• 13% of Generation Y believe only one                                   9:30     Opening
  religion is true                                                       9:45     All Things to All People? The Incarnation                 Name (Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss)
                                                                                  and Relational Youth Ministry                             address
• Before the age of 25, about 18% of                                              Graham Stanton
  Generation Y’ers are ex-church members.                                11:00    Morning Tea
                                                                         11:30    The Spirit of Generation Y                                Church
                    Results from ‘The Spirit of Generation Y’ project
                                                                                  Andrew Singleton                                          Phone (day)
                                                                         12:45    Prayer                                                    Mobile
In an increasingly secular and pluralist society,                        1:00     Lunch
what are our best strategies for connecting today’s                      2:00     Missiology for Youth Ministers
unconnected youth with Jesus?                                                     Greg Anderson
                                                                                                                                            Payment by Cheque / Bankcard / MasterCard / visa (please circle)
                                                                         3:15     afternoon Tea
The Youthworks College Theology of Youth Ministry Conference is                                                                             Card No __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __ / __ __ __ __
                                                                         3:45     discussion Groups
a great opportunity to gather and engage with other thinkers and                                                                            Expiry date __ __ / __ __
                                                                         4:30     Breakout Groups
practitioners who are passionate about reaching young people
                                                                         6:00     Conference Dinner Speaker: Ian Fry                        Name on card
with the gospel of Jesus.
The conference is designed to be highly interactive, facilitating
deep theological reflection and strategic consideration for the          Friday August 1, 2008
                                                                                                                                            are you staying overnight?                       Yes     No
pressing issue of how we are to reach today’s ‘unconnected’ youth.
                                                                         9:30     Implications of Missional Ecclesiology
                                                                                                                                            Special dietary requirements?                    Yes     No
Five papers presented over two days by expert guest speakers                      for a Missionary approach to, and
and college faculty will form the basis of the dialogue. These                    understanding of, Youth Ministry
                                                                                  Graham Hill
papers will be distributed to participants two weeks before
the conference to give each participant the chance to reflect            10:45    Morning Tea
on the issues being raised and come to the conference ready              11:15    Review and Critique of Youth Mission
to ask questions, share in discussion and consider the practical                  in the UK
                                                                                                                                            Please deliver conference papers by              Email    Post
                                                                                  Ian Fry
implications of our theology for the practice of youth ministry in
                                                                         12:30    Plenary Session - developing Strategies                     Please send me information about future College Conferences
2008 and beyond.
                                                                         1:00     Lunch

Fees*                                                                    2:00     Close                                                     Send to
                                                                                                                                            theology of Youth ministry Conference
early Bird ............. $120 (Closes June 15)
                                                                                                                                            Youthworks College
standard .............. $150 (Closes July 15)                           Breakout Groups                                                     Po Box 256, Sutherland NSW 1499
Concession .......... $110
                                                                        a number of shorter papers will be presented in breakout groups     Phone     (02) 8268 3367
* Registration includes copies of all papers being presented, morning   before dinner on Thursday night, covering topics such as the role   Fax       (02) 9542 3599
tea and lunch on both conference days, and afternoon tea and dinner     of Young People in the Evangelical revivals, Church planting from
on Thursday night.                                                      youth ministry forum and reviews of mission resources.

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