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Thursday, October 3

12:30 p.m.    Pre-conference Registration
1:00 p.m.      Pre-conferences (Asian-American, New to YM and Writers*)
3:30 p.m.      Registration and Opening Reception
4:30 p.m.      Singing
                       Elyse Fitzpatrick: Life After Death: The Promise that Makes Death Untrue, Genesis 3:15
6:00 p.m.     Brian Dye: The Lamb, The Rabbi, The Christ, John 1:35-42
7:00 p.m.     Dinner
8:15 p.m.      Cameron Cole: The Light of Christ in the Darkness of Grief: The Gospel Past, Present, and Future, Isaiah 52:12
9:00 p.m.     Dismissal

* Writers pre-conference is for existing writers only. If you are a Rooted blog writer and want to participate, please contact Charlotte Getz.

Friday, October 4

9:00 a.m.     Singing
                      Watson Jones III: Death to Living Hope, 1 Peter 1:3-5
10:00 a.m.   Jen Pollock Michel: Telling the Whole Story About Holiness, Romans 6:1-4
10:45 a.m.   Break
11:00 a.m.   Workshops #1

  • The Talk, Jessica Thompson
  • Give them Grace: Dazzling Kids with the Love of Jesus, Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Designing a Disciple-Making Strategy, Davis Lacey
  • Teaching the Bible to Transform Lives, Dave Wright
  • Not Another Brick in the Wall- Teaching Students as If They Were Made in the Image of God, Stephen Yates
  • Growing Youth to Be Salt and Light, Watson Jones III

12:00 p.m.  Lunch
1:00 p.m.    Workshops #2

  • Christian Ethics and LGBTQ Challenges, Dennis Hollinger
  • It Was Like You Were Speaking Right to Me, Clayton Keenon
  • Gospel Messaging, Tucker Fleming
  • Surprised by Paradox: Why Teenagers Can Handle the Mysteries and Complexities of Faith, Jen Pollock Michel
  • The Duty and Delight of Catechizing Your Children, Collin Hansen
  • The Next Era of Youth Ministry, Mike McGarry

2:00 p.m.    Gathering for Interested Rooted Writers/Contributors/Volunteers
2:00 p.m.    Break
5:30 p.m.    Singing
                      Christopher Yuan, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Not Gay to Straight but Death to Life, Galatians 2:20
7:00 p.m.     Youth Ministry Dine Arounds (Off-site, sign-up by clicking here)

Saturday, October 5

8:30 a.m.     Singing
                      Chelsea Kingston Erickson, From Death to Life in the Image of God, Genesis 1: 24-28
9:30 a.m.     Workshops #3

  • Bible and Same-sex Relationships, Christopher Yuan
  • Maybe We Don’t Have Revival Because We Don’t Ask, Collin Hansen
  • The “Secret Sauce” of Youth Ministry: Creating a Culture of Student Leadership, Chelsea Erickson
  • Working with Anxious Parents of Anxious Teens, Danny Kwon
  • Training and Follow-up for Impactful and Transformative Short-term Mission Trips, Ronnie Davis
  • Helping our Children Deal with Suffering and Death, Katie Polski
  • It Is Not About You: “The Fullness of Time” and the Historical Side of Paul’s Gospel, Greg Lanier

10:30 a.m.    Break
10:45 a.m.    Workshops #4

  • Desegregating the Faith of Students, Dave Wright
  • Falling in Love with the Person of Jesus, Robert Row
  • Finding Joy in Parenting, Katie Polski
  • Sex, Marriage and Contemporary Culture, Dennis and Mary Ann Hollinger
  • Tag Team: Parents and Youth Ministers Can Work Together for Fullness of Discipleship to Teens, Kendal Conner and Anna Harris
  • Extreme Coping Mechanisms: Loving Students with Addiction, Self-Harm and Eating Disorders, Liz Edrington
  • It Is About You: “I Have Been Crucified” and the Personal Side of Paul’s Gospel, Greg Lanier

11:45 a.m.     Kevin Yi, Death to Life in the Heart of Leadership, Deuteronomy 34

12:30 p.m.    Dismissal



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