i need your input for a national middle school ministry event

time to let the cat at least partly out of the bag: i’m putting together an event this fall (october 14 – 16) for middle school youth workers. we’re calling it the “middle school ministry campference”, because it’s going to be at a camp (and we hope to take full advantage of the camp in making this a unique event).

i’ve got some great partners on this event: simply junior high (the middle school part of simply youth ministry/group), junior high believe (the junior high event hosted by christ in youth), and spring hill camp (one of the most amazing camps i’ve ever been to).

i’ll be blogging much more about this events in the months to come. but i’m totally stoked about it. we’re hoping for a tribal gathering — a collection of junior high and middle school youth workers (paid and volunteer) who will worship, learn, dialogue, pray, play, eat and dream together. if you’re involved in junior high or middle school ministry in any way, i really hope you’ll consider joining us.

we don’t have a website with all kinds of info yet (which is why this cat is only partly out of the bag). first, we want your input. if you’re part of this tribe — if you work with junior highers or middle schoolers in a church or parachurch context, even if it’s only part of your responsibility) — we’d really like your input. we’ve put together a little questionnaire. it’s short, and should only take about 7 minutes to complete. but it will give us good direction as we dive into deeper planning (in fact, i will have the planning team meeting at my house for 2 days in early february).

as a tiny thank you for your time, one person who fills out the survey will receive a $75 best buy gift card (but, please don’t fill it out only for a chance to win; please fill it out if you’re actually a middle school ministry youth worker).

click here to take the 2011 Middle School Ministry Campference survey

10 thoughts on “i need your input for a national middle school ministry event”

  1. Marko- Great idea. I spent 2 hours last night working through a bullying situations with a Junior High Family. There are so many unique things to Junior High Ministry and this will fill a great niche. Count on my team coming.

  2. This is really exciting! I like going to ym conferences, but sometimes feel out of place because I work only with middle schoolers. Something like this would be awesome for me!

  3. Awesome! I had a great time a few years ago at the Middle School Summit. Love the idea of making it valuable to bring volunteers. Hopefully I can get it approved to go and bring some folks!

  4. I remember e-mailing you asking if you had anything going on for MSM only; i’m so pumped that your going to get something together. Plus being in Michigan is certainly helpful.

  5. This sounds awesome! I just filled out the questionnaire. I would love to be involved in brainstorming or really doing anything to make this weekend happen. I might be also able to bring in a special guest speaker…hit me up for the details on that. But it is def. relevant to middle school.

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