Dear <<First Name>>, you are invited to a free training event with Kenda Creasy Dean, UMC Pastor and Princeton Professor, in KC November 3-5!

Workshops are also being offered by Wendy Mohler-Seib, Director of Youth and Young Adult Formation at Southwestern College and Matt Vaughan, Director of Youth Ministry Institute Midwest. And, a meal on Friday evening is catered for free!
Register Now – Kenda Creasy Dean will be in KC November 3–5!

Quality Youth Ministry Workshops for Volunteers and Staff
Free presentations from Kenda or inexpensive 8-session conference - you choose!

Come spend 2-3 days in Kansas City with Kenda Creasy Dean and a great cohort of church staff and volunteers from around the Midwest on November 3-5. The cost for this wonderful event ranges from FREE to $55 to $70, including meals, for four sessions from Professor Dean and four sessions from Youth Ministry Institute Midwest expert facilitators.
Kenda's workshops include:

"The Church's Entrepreneurial Moment" and "How the Start Up Generation is Changing the Church" on Friday.

"Epic Church: Growing Younger in the Age of Benign Whatever-ism" and "Practices for Parents" on Saturday.
Kenda Creasy Dean is a nationally-known speaker on youth ministry, an ordained United Methodist pastor, and a professor. She has authored numerous books, including "Almost Christian," which examines the ongoing research from the National Study of Youth and Religion. Her current research on innovation in youth ministry is transformative and exciting! Kenda regularly speaks at National Youth Workers' Convention, Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry, and other events. This is a great opportunity to hear Kenda without travel and registration costs!
Youth Ministry Institute workshops include:

"Theology in Youth Ministry" with Wendy Mohler-Seib
"Cultivating Student Leadership" with Matt Vaughan
"Managing Conflict in Youth Ministry" with Steve Pointon
"Supporting Youth in Crisis" with Brian Kuhn, LPC
YMIM workshops precede Kenda's visit and are provided at a substantial discount, thanks to our partners. Two catered meals are included, and registration is required.

Please register with your choice of meals and workshops prior to Thursday, October 27. Lodging is available from $54 per night at numerous locations; search near 66208 for options.

Discounts available for groups of 3 or more! See the registration page for more information.
Register Now!

Best Practices and Innovation in Youth Ministry Event

November 3-5, 2016
Village Church
6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208
This will be an awesome event – we want to see you November 3-5 in KC with Kenda!
BONUS: if you're interested in enrolling in the two-year training program with Youth Ministry Institute, come earlier on November 3 at no additional cost to participate in an Old Testament Theological Intensive session with Professor Phil Meckley from Kansas Wesleyan University and our cohort! For information, reply to this email by October 27.
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