Yes! We are taking Rethinking Youth Ministry live October 29-30 for a weekend event at the Rickman Conference Center in Jefferson City, Missouri. This Friday-Saturday retreat, sponsored by the Missouri School of Religion, will be an opportunity to meet with this blog's authors, Jacob and Brian, along with other youth ministry colleagues in an intimate setting, surrounded by the great outdoors and a chance to get some sabbath after the rush of the start of the school year.
The main content for the retreat will be a series of interactive workshops focusing on many of the topics we touch on every week here at Rethinking Youth Ministry: mission, worship, community building, creative prayer, volunteers, Bible study, and more, all while rethinking the current paradigms for youth ministry and offering some new ways forward. Our role is not that of youth ministry gurus but rather colleagues in ministry with you, offering questions and ideas that we hope will encourage all participants to share their own particular challenges and experiences in ministry with youth. Together we'll think out loud about our hopes for the future of the Church and the place of youth within the Body of Christ.