so, you might know that youth specialties has been doing one day training events in cities all across america for a very long time. for many who just can’t find a way to get to the national youth workers convention, these local training events are a real life saver.
for years and years, the day was called the national resource seminar for youth workers. a bunch of years ago now we changed the title to “the core”, with a vision for developing a 3 year cycle of training that we would repeat. but youth workers told us they didn’t want that. so, after living with the name that didn’t really make sense anymore for a number of years, we’ve changed the name again, to a plain and simple one:
introducing, YS ONE DAY
i’m part of the team that’s developing the content for this year (we have all new content every year). in fact, i’m writing the first of four sessions. this year’s theme is “The Bible: Bring It On!” our hope is to help youth workers connect with scripture, and equip them to help connect their teenagers to scripture. lots of great stuff planned for the day, around these four sessions:
Session 1: The Word is More than Words
The bible is the living and active word of God. It has authority, power and value in the lives of youth workers and students.
Session 2: Digging Deeper: Uncovering the Riches of Scripture
Digging deep into the word doesn’t have to be daunting or overwhelming. There are tools and techniques that anyone can use to understand the bible, apply it to their own lives and teach it to the students in their ministry.
Session 3: Chronological Bible Storying: Leading Students into a Fresh Encounter with God’s Word
For thousands of years, stories were the key means for Jewish and Christian people to learn and experience God. Help students to enter into the entire panorama of God’s story
Session 4: Ideas, Ideas, Ideas: More Ways for your Students to Experience Scripture
The bible is not simply a school book, a text book, or an encyclopedia. The bible is a life book, with deep implications for our lives. We desire to help students experience the Word, not just hear it and we’ve collected hundreds of practical tools and ideas to help you do just that.
snacks and a meal are included in the price also. and just a heads-up — there’s a special deal available at the national youth workers convention (for ys one day sign-ups). so, if you coming to the nywc in pitts or nash, look for that.
here are a few more things:
the training team (including who’s presenting in each city)
a pdf download of the flier, to give out to volunteers