ys ministry summits

yssummit_logo.jpgwith the success of the middle school ministry summit kurt johnston and i hosted last year, ys decided to host two of these intimate open-source gatherings this year. in addition to the one i’m hosting with mark riddle, below, there’s a second one called “second decade youth ministry” (for people who have been in youth ministry more than 10 years), hosted by tic long, dan webster, and mike flavin. read about that one here.

here’s the one i’ll be a part of:

The Future of Youth Ministry

Hosted by:
Mark Oestreicher, president of Youth Specialties
Mark Riddle, consultant, the Riddle Group and YS Consults

Mark Oestreicher and Mark Riddle have been wrestling with change in the world of youth ministry for a few years now, and are starting to see some paths forward. This isn’t a seminar on the future. This will be an open-format discussion, with themes chosen by those who attend, on where we should head, how we should change, and what it might look like in your local context.


Dates: April 21-23, 2008
Times: Starts with dinner—arrive by 6pm
Ends with lunch—leave after 1pm
Where: Spring Hill Camp, 7717 95th Ave, Evart, MI 49631
Cost: $225 includes housing, meals and the Summit
Occupancy: A maximum of 50 attendees
Registration: Download the PDF and mail it along with payment to:

Youth Specialties
300 S. Pierce St.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Questions? Call 1.888.346.4179

here’s the website, with lots more information.

2 thoughts on “ys ministry summits”

  1. Hope you are well bro…people still buzzing up here about CYWC.

    Speaking of buzzing, when I first saw the 2 pics of you and Mark Riddle…I thought it shots of you before and after a haircut.

    2 good-looking guys.

    God Bless,

  2. This should be a huge event. Posting a picture of Riddle on your web page is huge plus – you’ve probably already noticed the big spike in hits and views, right?

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