If you are in the central Pennsylvania area this is a GREAT conference to bring your entire youth ministry staff to. Our youth ministry does not have a budget that enables us to take our volunteers to big youth ministry conferences like National Youth Workers Convention. This conference, however, is close enough and cheap enough for us to send all of our volunteers to. It is only $45 a person and it is one day so you don’t have to pay for a hotel. I have brought our entire youth ministry team for the past 3 years, and I would recommend it to anyone in youth ministry in the central Pennsylvania area.
The keynote speaker this year is the artist, Eric Samuel Timm. They also have many breakout sessions for adult leaders and students leaders. I will be doing a session for adult leaders on Intentional Community: How to create and maintain a welcoming and communal atmosphere in your youth ministry.
Check out their website for more information: www.messiah.edu/ywc