Thriving Youth Ministry in Small Churches
Sponsored by the Institute for Youth Ministry and Princeton Monthly Conversations
April 16, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Princeton Theological Seminary’s School of Christian Vocation and Mission
Did you know that the average size church in America is only 76 people? The average size youth group is 8 students? Bigger is not always better in youth ministry! This 1.5 hour workshop, which is offered at no cost, will provide practical tips for overcoming the challenges of youth ministry in a smaller church (defined as #150 or less in weekly worship). In fact, we'll discuss ways to maximize the benefits of a more intimate size group. Topics will include reaching critical mass, volunteer/parent development, multi-generational ministry and "desperate-for-details" organization... all sized for use in smaller youth ministry settings.
Stephanie Caro has been involved in ministry to youth and youth workers in the local church since…well, a long time – 30+ years. Her humorous, straightforward style keeps her busy presenting and coaching at conferences, training events, camps, mission trips, retreats, churches, etc. Her latest books are, “Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches” and “99 Thoughts for the Smaller Church Youth Worker,” published by Group/Simply Youth Ministry. Stephanie is a contributing author to several youth ministry resources in addition to her regular column “Smaller Church Youth Ministry” in Group Magazine. Stephanie is a lead consultant for Mark DeVries’ Youth Ministry Architects and the Director for their new division, Small Church Ministry Architects. Check out her Simply Youth Ministry Network blog at www.smallchurchyouthministry.com. She and her hubby, Steve, live in Houston, TX. All 7 kids are grown and out – praise God!
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