Youth Ministry Workshop

2012 Youth Ministry Forum

re:imagining youth ministry

Given the complex social and cultural issues young people face today, how does the Christian community foster a sense of meaning and identity that is grounded in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? How do we support young people as they navigate the changing landscape of a "digital world?" How do we cultivate a way of being in the world that affirms their humanity and encourages them to affirm the humanity of others?

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Root "Youth Ministry and Identity in a Digital Age"

Andrew Root serves in the Olson Baalson chair as associate professor of youth and family ministry at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Root earned his Ph.D. at Princeton Theological Seminary and has since worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs.

He is the author of several books, including The Promise of Despair: The Way of the Cross as the Way of the Church (Abingdon, 2010), Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being (Baker Academic, 2010), and Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 2007). He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara and their two children

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9 a.m.: Registration

9-9:05 a.m.: Welcome

9:05-10:15 a.m.: Keynote-Dr. Andrew Root

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Breakout Session #1

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Lunch

12:45-2 p.m.: Keynote-Dr. Andrew Root

2:15-3:15 p.m.: Breakout Session #2

3:30-4:30 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion-"The Future of Youth Ministry"