Archived Webinars


10 Things Churches Need to Understand about Reaching and Engaging at-Risk Youth for Transformational Change

November 6, 2014

Scott Larson, Straight Ahead Ministries

The U.S. government estimates that 1 in 4 young people are "at risk" of not entering healthy adulthood without significant adult intervention. We know that it is not one or two primary ones, but the accumulation of four or more that puts a young person at great risk. Researcher James Garbarino noted 10 major risk factors that contribute to delinquency. This webinar examines each of them and gives churches practical strategies for engaging each in ways that move young people toward character transformation rather than dysfunction and delinquency.


Food, Faith and Youth Ministry: Sustainable Urban and Rural Living

October 27, 2014

Presented by Frederick D. Carter, Co-Founder and Director of Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living in Pembroke Township, Ill.

In 2005, Fred co-founded (with Jifunza Wright Carter MD, MPH) Black Oaks Center for Sustainable Renewable Living, a non-profit organization to heighten the African American community's awareness of impending resource depletion, climate change and alternative food supply. Fred and Jifunza facilitate hands on training and educational seminars in survival wilderness skills, energy conservation, energy efficient housing, permaculture, solar, wind and bio-diesel on 40 acres of land in Pembroke Township, Ill. Fred is responsible for education and outreach work among key public institutions, community residents, local farmers, churches, and organizations. He also facilitates community meetings on alternative energy sources and local food issues in collaboration with the City of Chicago Department of Environment, Chicago State University, and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.


We Are Precious in His Site, Part 2: Unpacking the Issues

September 9, 2014

by Daniel White Hodge and Alison Burkhardt
The how-tos of facilitating tough conversations with your youth.


We Are Precious In His Sight, Part One

September 2, 2014

With Kathy Khang, Anthony Nocella II, Michael Novelli, Soong-Chan Rah, Efrem Smith, Romal Tune, Sandra Van Opstal, Liz Verhage, Amy Williams and moderated by Daniel White Hodge. Join the panel as they share reactions to Ferguson and the implicataions for the church and the future of youth ministry.


Supervising Youth Ministry Interns

August 28, 2014

Panel discussion moderated by Daniel White Hodge, with panelists Diana Shiflett (Naperville Covenant Church) and Jim Murphy (Evangelical Covenant Church of Bemidji). With the fall comes the excitement of a new year in student ministry, as well as new interns for the year. Join this experienced panel as we discuss how to set up the intern for success in both the internship experience and the church.

Youth Ministry Senior Presentations 2 - April 30, 2014

Youth Ministry Senior Presentations - April 28, 2014

The Future of Youth Ministry - March 6, 2014

Lives In the Balance: A Prayer and Lifestyle Strategy to Rescue Our Kids - July, 2014

Teaching Your Teens to Interpret Scripture - June 5, 2014

Break the Silence: Let's Talk About Sex and Sexuality in the Church - April 17, 2014

The Art of Bible Storying - April 16, 2014

Should Christians Act Like Crips: Innovative Approaches for Urban Youth Ministry & Evangelism - March 4, 2014

Hip Hop is a Voice for Mosaics and The Nones - September 24, 2013

Hip Hop Curriculum for Incarcerated Youth & Youth Coming Out of the System - June 18, 2013

The New Urban: A Panel Discussion on Urban Ministry Across the Nation - May 31, 2013

Back on the Block: Community Reentry and Reintegration of Formerly Incarcerated Youth - April 22, 2013

Evangelical Covenant Youth Religious Identification - March 6, 2013

Youth Worker Sustainability, Part Two: Being Part of the Solution - February 12, 2013

Using Story to Change the World: For Teenagers Who Are Student Leaders - January 12, 2013

Creating an Equal Seat at the Table: Bringing Youth with Differing World-Views Together in Community - December 6, 2012

Youth Worker Sustainability: Creative Revenue and Scenario Forecasting - November 11, 2012

Youth Leadership Development: Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders - October 8, 2012

No Church in the Wild: Gen Y's, Millenials and Spirituality in Post Soul America - October 2012

Youth Worker Sustainability Part 1: Standing on Stable Ground - September 25, 2012

After the High: Spiritual Formation in Teens after Camp and Mission Trips - August 29, 2012

Youth as Change Agents Part 2: Empowering Youth to be Community Changers - July 11, 2012

Teens, Sexual Identity & the Church - June 13, 2012

Youth as Change Agents Part 1: Transforming Perceptions of Youth Ministries - June 8, 2012

The Gospel According to Tupac - March 9, 2012

Supervising Youth Ministry Interns - February 9, 2012

Rural Youth Ministry - January 18, 2012

Engaging Young Adults in the Church - December 1, 2011

Vetting Undocumented Volunteers: Tips for Policies and Procedures - November 10, 2011

Mission Trip Mapping: Tips for Responsible Short Term Mission Trips - October 14, 2011

Developing a Youth Ministry Internship Program at Your Church - September 22, 2011