Thursday, October 26

12:30 p.m.  Pre-conference Registration (Stained Glass Hallway)
1:00 p.m.    Pre-conference (H-108)
3:00 p.m.   Registration begins (Stained Glass Hallway)
4:00 p.m.   Music (Sanctuary)
Scott Sauls, “The Holy Spirit Within: Our Hope for Change,” Romans 8:1-11 (Sanctuary)
5:00 p.m.    Opening Reception (Elliott Hall)
6:00 p.m.    Jen Wilkin, “Living as Those with a Living Hope,” 1 Peter 1: 3-25 (Sanctuary)
7:10 p.m.     Dinner for Youth Ministers and Youth Ministry Volunteers (Elliott Hall)
8:00 p.m.    Cameron Cole, “Christ’s Resurrected Body and our Resurrections in Tragedy,” 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11(Sanctuary)
8:45 p.m. Dismissal

Friday, October 27

8:00 a.m.   Breakfast for Existing Blog Writers (H-108)
Covenant Seminary Breakfast featuring Scott Sauls (Elliott Hall)
9:00 a.m.   Music (Sanctuary)
Scott Sauls, “The Creator’s Plan: Our Hope for the Future,” Romans 8:18-25 (Sanctuary)
10:00 a.m.   Julius Kim, “Gospel Pilgrims: A Life of Suffering and Hope,” 2 Kings 4: 8-27 (Sanctuary)
10:45 a.m.    Break
11:00 a.m.    Workshops #1 Being a Worship Leader Defined by the Gospel (YM), Zac Hicks, H203
Changing the Conversation for Same-Sex Attraction (YM/PT), Sharon Hersh, H018
Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Media Messages and the Impact on the Adolescent Body Image (YM/ PT), Alice Churnock, H019
Practical Guidelines for One-to-One Discipleship (YM), Julie Moser, Sanctuary
Preaching the Whole Counsel of God (YM), Julius Kim, H020
What Do Parents Need from Their Youth Pastors? (YM), Kristen Hatton and Anna Harris, H017

12:00 p.m.  Lunch for all attendees (Elliott Hall)
1:00 p.m.    Workshops #2

Developing Student Leaders Who Make an Impact (YM), Doug Franklin, Sanctuary
Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry in the Asian Church (YM/AM), Clark Fobes, H017
Guiding Teens Through Unexplainable Grief: Lessons from Job and His Friends (YM/PT), Gordon Bals, H018
How the Youth Pastor Can Support and Lead Parents in Discipling their Kids (YM), Walt Mueller, H019
The Anatomy of Addiction (YM/PT), Sharon Hersh, H020

2:00 p.m.   Gathering for Rooted Writers/Contributors/Volunteers
2:00 p.m.   Break
6:30 p.m.   Worship (Elliott Hall)
Jason Cook, “The Run and the Chase” Jonah 1 (Elliott Hall)
7:45 p.m.    Youth Ministry Dine Arounds (Off-site, sign-up at registration table)

Saturday, October 28

7:30 a.m.    Breakfast for Potential Rooted Writers/Contributors/Volunteers
8:30 a.m.   Music (Sanctuary)
Dave Wright, “Hope Overcoming Despair: Coping with Judgement in Ministry and Parenting,” Romans 14: 5-12 (Sanctuary)
9:30 a.m.   Workshops #3

A Psychological Perspective of Spiritual Formation (YM/PT), Brent Bounds, H017
Parenting with Wisdom: Shepherding Each Child Differently with the Same Gospel (PT), Gordon Bals, H018
How Do We Exegete Pop Culture (YM), Walt Mueller, Sanctuary
Making Worship a Lifestyle to Kids, Not Just a Few Songs on Sunday (YM, PT), Zac Hicks, H203
Reorienting Our Teens to the Trust Social Media Distorts (YM/PT), Kristen Hatton, H019
The Gospel and the Anatomy of Shame: Inviting Our Students to More (YM/PT), Liz Edrington, H020

10:30 a.m. Workshops #4

Teaching Junior High Students Scripture (YM), David Ake, H203
Teaching the Teenage Mind: Communicating Spiritual Concepts Effectively to Adolescent Brains (YM/PT), Brent Bounds, Sanctuary
Theology of the Cross vs. Glory: How We Theologically Misunderstand Our Kids (YM/PT), Cameron Cole, H020
You Can Have it All: Building a Youth Ministry that Strengthens Christians and Welcomes Non- Christians (YM), Syler Thomas, H 019
Why Ferris Bueller Needed a Day Off: The Realties of Teen Stress and Anxiety (YM/PT), Alice Churnock, H018
Who Am I: Finding Our Place in His Story (YM/AM), Kevin Yi, H017

11:30 a.m.   Mark Upton, “How to Find Hope When People Take You Where You Don’t Want to Go” John 21: 15-19 (Sanctuary)
12:30 p.m.  Dismissal

* YM: Youth Ministry Track; PT: Parenting Track; AM: Asian American Track

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