Re:mix 2013 Workshops + a SuperSeminar
SuperSeminar - Youth Ministry Basics: Launching a Dynamic Local Youth Ministry
This "Superseminar" runs all day Saturday, and is designed for laity and clergy alike. Participants in this training track will participate in re:mix main sessions Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday morning. Participation in this track precludes participation in the other workshops.
Teachers: The Rev. Steven Tighe and Sayward Elliott.
This SuperSeminar is designed to help adults launch (or relaunch) spiritually vital, engaging youth ministry in your parish. Designed for laity or clergy in leadership of a youth ministry without serious training, those who attend can expect to leave encouraged and equipped. The material is targeted on ministry with young people middle school through high school ages. This seminar will run the entire day on Saturday after breakfast through dinner. It would be best to come with other leaders in your youth ministry; and it is designed to dovetail with the overall re:mix conference so that you see some principles being taught here put into action. Bonus idea: high school kids who already want to follow Jesus can come with you for the main re:mix program, and you'll return home with a lively nucleus in your youth ministry and a good idea of what to do with them!
Regular re:mix Workshops Include:
No Mo Pomo?
Presenters: The Rev. Whis Hays and Sarah Laribee
Postmodern culture has created a widening gap between much of Church tradition and the culture of younger people in the US and other Westernized societies. This situation presents both tremendous opportunities and significant problems in multiplying younger disciples of Jesus. What happens when God's story intersects young lives that run to a different script? Despite the title of the workshop, Whis promises not to attempt his own freestyle rap as part of the workshop.
Campus Church Planting
Presenter: The Rev. Canon Alan Hawkins
College fellowships -- OK. High School Youth Groups -- sure. But planting churches on campus? We certainly haven't always done it this way. This workshop will introduce you to a different way of how you might advance the Kingdom of God and bring others to follow Jesus in the campus context.
Mission in your zip-code
Presenter: The Rev. Bryan Bywater
If your church disappeared overnight -- *poof* -- would your neighbors be at a loss without you? Are you a valuable asset to your community? Are people coming to faith in Jesus Christ through your outreach programs? Christ released His Bride for blessing and proclamation. But how? Join us as we dive into Scripture, share testimony, and creatively seek ways to gain access into our neighborhoods so as to share the life-changing Story of Jesus, the Redeemer.
As always, re:mix participants are also welcome to attend Saturday afternoon workshops at the neighboring New Wineskins conference. Some that may be especially appropriate for this year's re:mix include:
The Gospel and Islam: Power Encounters and Intercession
Speaker(s): Kevin Higgins
Reaching Out in Love to Muslim Classmates and Neighbors
Bible Study with Non-Believers: Leading the Lost to Meet Jesus
Speaker(s): Peter Lebhar
Visual Storytelling: Using Mobile Devices for the Kingdom
Speaker(s): Tom Khazoyan
Human Trafficking and God's Heart for Justice
Speaker(s): Summer (Twyman) Benton, Brian McVey