Youthworkers Training Conference


When Students are in Crisis

One of the greatest gifts (and hardest challenges) youthworkers and pastors can give families is journeying with students who are in crisis. This often can leave the church leaders overwhelmed, not knowing how to be an effective resource. It is common for church leaders working with students to be out of their comfort zone when students experience abuse, self-harming behaviors, depression, running away, divorce in the home, failing school, suicidal thoughts, sex addictions, and the list goes on. This year’s conference will be designed to give youthworkers tools and resources to journey with students and their families who are experiencing difficult things.

156798_677633250673_207344745_nThe Details

When: November 1-3, 2013

Where: Hood River Inn, Oregon

Who: ALL NWYM youthworkers and those who hope to better connect youth with their local church.

What: A retreat for all youthworkers and those who care about ministry with young people throughout Northwest Yearly Meeting. This weekend is structured to have engaging material presented with a balance of time and space for renewing spirits. Whether you have a large youth group or no youth in your meeting, this will be an important resourceful time together.

kays_kris1Our Speaker:

Kristina (Kris) Kays, Doctor of Psychology, will be joining us this fall to share her thoughts around this important conversation. Kris comes with two decades of clinical psychology experience, years working with YoungLife, and has several years working in college mental health. She will talk about how to look for students in crisis, when to seek out more professional help, and why this work is so important to the work of the Church.

321341_10201154376006139_392879899_nOther Stuff:
Along with learning from Dr. Kays, there will be also times of worship with music, fellowship, good food, and a beautiful surrounding.

Conference Fees:

Adult Registration (shared room) – $135
Adult registration (no roommate) – $185
For a river view room there is an additional cost of $20 per room or $10 per person if shared, (this is the hotels pricing).
Children 12-17 – $50 per child (this covers all their meals for the weekend)
Childcare – $30 per child
Late Fee – $25 per adult if registration is after October 25, 2013


Note: Many churches have scholarship money available for youthworkers to attend. Please check with your church to find out the best way to access those funds.

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