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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome ................................................................................................................................................................ 4 Hospitality Information .................................................................................................................................... 5 Schedule ................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Hotel Map ........................................................................................................................................................... 10 Intensive Care Courses .................................................................................................................................. 13 Workshop Schedule & Descriptions ......................................................................................................... 14 Speakers ............................................................................................................................................................. 22 Host and Storyteller ........................................................................................................................................ 23 Network Celebration Entertainment ........................................................................................................ 23 Musicians ............................................................................................................................................................ 24 Local Food and Entertainment ................................................................................................................... 26 General Information ....................................................................................................................................... 27 Exhibitors ......................................................................................................................................................... 27 Exhibitor Bingo ............................................................................................................................................... 28 Network Partners .......................................................................................................................................... 29 Special Thanks ................................................................................................................................................ 29 Thrivent Fellowship ...................................................................................................................................... 30 Children, Youth & Family Ministry Glossary ........................................................................................... 30 Network Leadership ....................................................................................................................................... 31 Practice Discipleship Initiative ................................................................................................................... 32 Extravaganza 2014 Information ................................................................................................................. 33

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WELCOME Dear friends, Welcome to Extravaganza 2013! Welcome to Anaheim! We are so glad that you’re here. The Extravaganza is an event…but it’s much, much more than that. The Extravaganza is a meeting of friends…it is a reunion…it is a time of worship…it is a time of learning…it is a place where the Holy Spirit blows and moves freely, igniting imagination and creating relationships. It is renewal…it is education…it is networking. The church has been wrestling with new realities. The world in which we live is changing, and right now we have more questions than answers. Conversations are taking place about what it is to be a “missional” church. We believe that faith formation with children, youth and their families sits in the center of these conversations. Our questions:

• What is the role of faith formation in this new, missional church?

• What are our best practices?

• How do we communicate the love and grace of God to a culture that

• Doesn’t get grace • Makes assumptions about the church being a place of judgment and not welcome, law and not grace and conflict, not peace. At the Extravaganza, you will gather tools to bring home to strengthen your ministry. But you will also participate in and contribute to a national conversation that, empowered by the Holy Spirit, will drive the church towards a new future. Thank you for being here. Thank you for your contributions to our conversations. Thank you for the ministry you do in your congregations. God’s blessings!

Todd Buegler Executive Director – ELCA Youth Ministry Network

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HOSPITALITY INFORMATION Hello and welcome to Anaheim!!! We are so excited that you are here. We hope that you are able to find places and ways to participate where you will be most fed. This may mean going to a workshop or going to sit by the pool. This weekend is going to give you plenty of opportunities for worship, learning, fun and laughter, networking, reflection and so much more. Take advantage of your time here. Upon your arrival at the hotel and throughout the Extravaganza our goal is to make sure that your needs are being met. Throughout the event we will have people at the Hospitality Table available to answer any questions you might have. It is our goal to help you connect with other people while you are here. We also don’t want you to be stressing out over where rooms are and what is coming next, so we are here to help! We are here to make this as refreshing a weekend as possible – do not hesitate to seek out a Hospitality Team Member if you have any questions. Here are a few things that are going on that you need to know right off the bat:

First Timer Orientation If this is your first time attending an Extravaganza, or you are interested in a refresher course on what to expect for the weekend, please join us for a welcome and orientation. This orientation will be held Friday from 5:00-6:00 pm in Salon 1.

Spiritual Direction Holy listening - also called spiritual direction or companionship - evokes awareness of the ways God/Spirit/Christ/Holy Mystery moves in everyday life. An ongoing connection with a spiritual director helps a person, community, or organization notice and respond to the presence and invitation of the Sacred in growing freedom and deepening relationship. To sign up for an opportunity to meet with either Rev. Bill Kees, Carolyn Kees or Beverly Jordan for a one hour session, please visit the Hospitality Table. All have been trained and certified as spiritual directors. The suggested donation for these sessions is $25 and can be paid in cash directly to Bill, Carolyn or Beverly at the time of the session.

Receptions

Meal Outings If you are here for the first time or you are a rostered person there is a specific meal outing just for you!

First timers: On Saturday at 11:30 am there will be a lunch for anyone here for the first time and interested in sharing a meal together. Meet in the lobby and walk to a local eatery together.

Rostered leaders: We also understand that rostered people working with youth ministry are in a unique position and can benefit from shared time together. There will be a lunch on Sunday at 11:45 am for any rostered people interested in connecting with one another. If you are interested in attending one of these lunches please meet at the Hospitality Table on your respective day to walk as a group to lunch. People will pay for themselves. Any other information regarding these meals will be announced from the main stage and will be available at the Hospitality Table.

NEW THIS YEAR! Theology Pub and Coffeehouse

Various organizations are hosting receptions throughout the event, and you are welcome to attend. Please refer to the schedule or the Hospitality Table to find out the times, locations, and hosts of these receptions.

We have added a Theology Pub and a Theology Coffeehouse to the schedule. It’s our hope to give you a safe place to engage in conversation about theology, life, faith in a smaller group at the E. Meet at the Hospitality Table and walk together to a local place for conversation.

Massages

Theology Coffeehouse: Saturday, 1:15 - 2:45 pm Theology Pub: Sunday, 3:45 - 5:30 pm

We have 10 minute chair massages available for $5. Please visit the Hospitality Table to sign up for at time slot on Saturday or Sunday.

So, welcome! We are glad you are here. Keep an eye out for more information from us throughout the weekend.

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SCHEDULE

Scan this QR code with your smartphone to access the schedule online.

WEDNESDAY: January 23, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

Extravaganza Office Load In

Ballroom Backstage

3:00 PM

9:00 PM

Practice Discipleship Initiative Coaches Training

Garden 1 & 2 (meal in Garden 3)

5:00 PM

11:00 PM

Main Ballroom Load In

Grand Ballroom

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

E-Team Meeting

Presidential Suite

Notes

THURSDAY: January 24, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

8:00 AM

9:00 PM

Practice Discipleship Initiative Coaches Training

Garden 1 & 2 (meals in Garden 3)

Closed Meeting

8:00 AM

12:00 PM

Extravaganza Registration Area Load In

Grand Foyer

11:00 AM

2:00 PM

Ealry Registration / Check In Open

Grand Foyer

1:00 PM

5:00 PM

Intensive Care Courses 1. Jesus on the Brain 2. We Will Not Hide Them from the Children 3. Counseling and Caring Skills for Youthworkers 4. My Face, Your Face, the Face of God 5. It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Tells the Truth 6. The Journey of Identity

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Pre-registration required Salon 1 Salon 2 Salon 3 Salon 4 Salon 5 Harbor

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Load In

Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

Network Board of Directors Meeting

Malibu

8:00 PM

9:00 PM

Early Arriver’s Reception

Exhibit Area

Closed Meeting

FRIDAY: January 25, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

8:00 AM

2:00 PM

Practice Discipleship Initiative Coaches Training

Garden 1 & 2 (meals in Garden 3)

Closed Meeting

9:00 AM

4:00 PM

Intensive Care Courses 1. Jesus on the Brain 2. We Will Not Hide Them from the Children 3. Counseling and Caring Skills for Youthworkers 4. My Face, Your Face, the Face of God 5. It’s All Fun & Games Until Someone Tells the Truth 6. The Journey of Identity

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Pre-registration required Salon 1 Salon 2 Salon 3 Salon 4 Salon 5 Harbor

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Network Board of Directors Meeting

Malibu

Closed Meeting

9:00 AM

7:00 PM

Main Ball Room Set Up

Grand Ballroom

Volunteers Welcome!

10:00 AM

7:00 PM

Registration / Check In Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

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FRIDAY: January 25, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

10:30 AM

4:00 PM

Youth Ministry Educators Meeting

Presidential Suite

Closed Meeting

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Early Bird Workshop Session 1

See Workshop Schedule p. 14

2:00 PM

7:00 PM

Exhibit Area Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

Regional Facilitators Meet

Malibu

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Early Bird Workshop Session 2

See Workshop Schedule p. 15

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

First Timers Welcome!

Salon 1

5:00 PM

6:30 PM

SYMBOL Network Reception

Laguna

Closed Meeting

Preaching: Yehiel Curry Presiding: Tasha Genck Morton Music: New City Parish Gospel Choir

Closed Meeting

MAIN EVENT BEGINS! 7:00 PM

8:30 PM

General Session 1 (Opening Worship)

Grand Ballroom

8:30 PM

9:15 PM

Welcome Reception

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:15 PM

10:00 PM

Regional Receptions

Reg 1: Garden 1 Reg 2: Harbor Reg 3: Garden 3 Reg 4: Pacific Reg 5: Garden 4 Reg 6: Garden 2 Reg 7: Salon 1 Reg 8: Salon 2 Reg 9: Salon 3

10:00 PM

12:00 AM

Reception Hosted by Vibrant Faith Ministries

Malibu

Open Event

10:00 PM

12:00 AM

Reception Hosted by Youth in Mission/LSTC

Laguna

Open Event

Notes

SATURDAY: January 26, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

8:45 AM

9:45 AM

Workshop Session 1

See Workshop Schedule p. 16

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Exhibit Area Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

General Session 2 (Keynote Session)

Grand Ballroom

11:30 AM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Lunch Break (on your own)

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Thrivent Community Lunch

Salon VII

Lunch for Thrivent members, the first 40 who register. Registration information coming soon!

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

First-Timer’s Lunch

Meet in hotel lobby and walk to a local restaurant

Individuals responsible for the cost of their own lunch

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Northeastern Minnesota Synod Lunch

Meet in hotel lobby and walk to a local restaurant

For more information, contact Catherine Anderson at 218-310-8528 (cell)

1:15 PM

2:45 PM

“Theology Coffeehouse”

Meet at the Hospitality Table

Speaker: John Roberto Music: Agape and The Cali House Band

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SCHEDULE SATURDAY: January 26, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

1:30 PM

2:45 PM

“HIIT” - High Intensity Interval Training with Charlie

Garden 3

A part of the E’s Wellness Option

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Regional Caucuses

Reg 1: Garden 1 Reg 2: Harbor Reg 3: Garden 3 Reg 4: Pacific Reg 5: Garden 4 Reg 6: Garden 2 Reg 7: Salon 1 Reg 8: Salon 2 Reg 9: Salon 3

4:15 PM

5:15 PM

Workshop Session 2

See Workshop Schedule p. 18

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Workshop Session 3

See Workshop Schedule p. 19

6:30 PM

8:00 PM

Dinner Break (on your own)

6:30 PM

8:00 PM

Reception hosted by Wartburg Seminary for alumni

Malibu

Open Event

6:45 PM

8:00 PM

SE and NW Michigan Synods Dinner

Meet in the Hyatt Lobby

For more information, contact Lisa at lisa.l.jeffreys@gmail.com

8:00 PM

9:30 PM

General Session 3 (keynote session)

Grand Ballroom

Speaker: John Roberto Music: Van Nuys

SUNDAY: January 27, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Morning Fit Walk With Charlie

Meeet in the lobby

A part of the E’s Wellness Initiative

8:00 AM

9:30 AM

Thrivent Fellows Breakfast

Salon V

For Thrivent Fellows

8:45 AM

9:45 AM

Workshop Session 4

See Workshop Schedule p. 20

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

General Session 4 (keynote session)

Grand Ballroom

11:30 AM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Lunch Break (on your own)

11:30 AM

1:30 PM

Minneapolis and Saint Paul Area Synods Youthworker’s Lunch

Outback Steakhouse

Cost: $10/person. Questions? Contact Chris Okey at cokey@woodlakechurch.org

11:45 AM

1:30 PM

Networking lunch for rostered leaders

Meet in the hotel lobby to walk to a local restaurant

Individuals responsible for their own cost of lunch

12:30 PM

6:00 PM

Extravaganza Beach Party

Meet in the lobby to catch the bus to Huntington Beach

An optional afternoon of fun on the beach! Check Hospitality Table for information. Cost: $30

1:30 PM

3:30 PM

Workshop Session 5

See Workshop Schedule p. 20

3:45 PM

5:30 PM

Film Screening: Inocente - The Documentary

Grand Ballroom

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Speaker: John Roberto Music: Rachel Kurtz


SUNDAY: January 27, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

3:45 PM

5:30 PM

Youth Ministry Roundtable

Garden 1

Closed Meeting

3:45 PM

5:30 PM

“Theology Pub” - Sponsored by Augsburg Fortress

Meet at the Hospitality Table

5:30 PM

7:00 PM

Reception hosted by Lutherans Outdoors - South Dakota

Malibu

Open Event

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Network Celebration! Banquet dinner! Music/Entertainment/ Presentation of the Tom Hunstad Award/The Life of the Network/Lots o’ fun & laughter

Grand Ballroom

Banquet Dinner! Music: Agape, Rachel Kurtz Sponsored by the ELCA Mission Investment Fund

Notes

MONDAY: January 28, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

8:45 AM

9:45 AM

Workshop Session 6

See Workshop Schedule p. 21

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

Exhibit Hall Open (last chance!)

Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:00 AM

11:30 AM

General Session 6 (Closing Worship)

Grand Ballroom

Preaching: Yehiel Curry Presiding: Tasha Genck Morton Music: Katlynn Hoegel, Extravaganza Choir

MAIN EVENT CLOSES 12:00 PM

3:00 PM

Regional Facilitators Meet

Hotel Restaurant

Closed Meeting

12:00 PM

5:00 PM

Main Ballroom Load Out

Grand Ballroom

Volunteers Welcome!

12:00 PM

5:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Load Out

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Lutheran College Campus Ministers Meet

Salon III

Closed Meeting

3:00 PM

9:00 PM

SYMBOL Network Meets

Salon II

Closed Meeting

TUESDAY: January 29, 2013 Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Notes

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

SYMBOL Network Meets

Salon II

Closed Meeting

9:00 AM

12:00 PM

Loading and shipping supplies and equipment

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INTENSIVE CARE (pre-registration required) Jesus on the Brain: How to Infuse Neuroscience Into Your Ministry Leader: Dr. Dawn Rundman Location: Salon 1 This Intensive Care Course is a mash-up of research findings from developmental psychology and fulfillment of baptismal promises. Join Dawn Rundman in this intense exploration of how kids develop cognitively, socially, emotionally and physically from birth through adolescence - and how your ministry can reflect best practices in research on learning throughout the first years of life. Dr. Dawn Rundman is an editor and resource developer for children’s ministry at Augsburg Fortress and Sparkhouse Publishing. Dawn lives in Minneapolis with her husband (and musician) Jonathan, and their two kids, Paavo and Svea.

We Will Not Hide Them From The Children Leader: Marilyn Sharpe Location: Salon 2 Sharing God’s story with children and, with the power of the Holy Spirit, stirring up a life-transforming faith in Jesus Christ … it’s been God’s plan all along. But Scripture does not come with a “How To” manual. What are congregations called to do about nurturing faith in children? If we are going to do faith formation that endures, we must plan for it … Marilyn Sharpe knows it’s all about faith! She helps parents and congregations work together to pass on faith and values to the children we all cherish. She understands family ministry as connecting all God’s family, equipping every Christian adult to be a faith parent to God’s children and youth. A Certified Family Life Educator for 34 years, she is the principal of Marilyn Sharpe Ministries, dedicated to helping congregations partner with and equip households to nurture faith in all the generations, every day, everywhere.

Counseling and Caring Skills for Youthworkers Leader: Dennis “Tiger” McLuen Location: Salon 3 Every youth worker is thrown into situations of crisis, grief and loss. We often have good intentions, but no real plan. This intensive will give you some specific tools and a framework to increase your caring skills, improve your confidence and be more intentional when you are trying to help. You’ll learn the right questions to ask, how to look beyond behaviors and be clear about when to refer. As a former youth pastor, Tiger has given leadership and vision to Youth Leadership as they developed youth ministry programs at Bethel and Luther Seminaries. He continues to develop trainings for front line youth workers and churches, and is the author of two books: Equipped to Serve and The Student Leadership Training Manual. When he isn’t teaching at Youth Leadership, Tiger is in demand as a speaker, author and consultant.

My Face, Your Face, The Face of God Leader: Aaron Tidwell Location: Salon 4 The congregations we serve each have identities that encompass a set of races, languages and cultural customs. As a community we often struggle to engage our neighbor who may look, sound and act differently than what goes on inside our church. How do we step away from long held assumptions to form new communities that challenge the walls of segregations and prejudice? Enter the discussion and learn practical ways to engage the larger community. You will learn strategies to weave our way into communities that do not look or sound like yours. Aaron Tidwell is a long time youth minister, who also has served as a teacher and speaker at youth gatherings and retreats. He currently serves at Lutheran Camps, Retreats and Conferences in Southern California.

The Journey of Identity Leader: Rozella White Location: Harbor One of the central tasks of adolescence is the struggle with issues of identity. Learn how to help youth arrive at a comprehensive understanding of their identity by taking your own journey of identity. We’ll examine how you view yourself and how you fit into a raceculture-religious identity, and then learn how to help youth explore the same topics in a safe, supportive environment. This conversation will be framed using a sociological and theological view of identity formation which includes race, culture, religion, contextual realities and adolescent formation. Rozella Poston has served as the Minister for Youth and Families in congregations in Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia. For five years she was the Ministry Coordinator for Youth and Family Ministry for the TexasLouisiana Gulf Coast Synod. She currently serves as a Chaplain Resident with Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta, Georgia. Her goal is to help others become aware of who God has created them to be and grow in their love, understanding and compassion of self in order to be in authentic relationship with others and use their gifts to transform the world. Follow her on Twitter @Rozellahw

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Tells the Truth Leader: Glen Egertson Location: Salon 5 The goal of this course is to examine some of the tools used by family therapists to understand why people behave the way they do, and why changing yourself changes the world around you. Topics will include family systems theory, how to map a family, why birth order is so powerful, the elephant in the room (why all addictions are bad) and how to measure a family’s spiritual health. Glen Egertson is an ELCA pastor who serves as the Executive Director of Lutheran Retreats, Camps and Conferences of California. 13


WORKSHOPS

Scan this QR code with your smartphone to access the workshops online.

Categories Legend AL = Administration and Leadership CE = Christian Education Ministry CH = Church History CG = Communicate the Gospel, to those unfamiliar with the church CTS = Communication and Teaching Skills CA = Congregational Awareness of CYF Ministries CLCR = Cultural Landscape and Contextual Realities FLT = Faith and Life Transitions GA = Gift Assessment HFD = Human and Faith Development of CYF IG = Inter-generational Ministry

LTCW = Lutheran Theology and Confessional Writing GA = Gift Assessment MA = Ministry Administration MSECC = Mission/Servant Events and Cross Cultural Training NR = Nurturing Relationships PC = Pastoral Care ROM = Retreat/Outdoor Ministry Development SFP = Spiritual and Faith Practices SP = Strategic Planning ST = Systematic Theology YLD = Youth Leadership Development

EARLY BIRD 1: Friday, January 25, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Going Deeper in Theological Conversations with Youth LTCW

Youth continue to seek ways to connect on a deeper level with their faith in God, but we have a tendency to “dumb theology down” for children and youth. By understanding the necessity of good theological conversation, creating space and time, and choosing topics, this workshop will equip you to continue to grow in this aspect of your ministry.

Chelle Huth, AIM, is the Director of Theological Education with Youth (TEY) with Philadelphia and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminaries and the Director of Gettysburg Seminary’s Youth Ministry Certification School. Jamie Travers Salon 7

Removing the “and” From Youth Ministry CA, CLCR, NR

Family Ministry is what we do as a church not an “add on” to the youth minister’s job title or role. There are many different views on what “and family” means. Jamie will share its history and the different definitions of family ministry, proposing dropping the “and” in ministry. Together we will explore the church’s role in family ministry and how family ministry fits into faith formation in this missional age.

Jamie Travers is an Associate in Ministry in the ELCA with over 19 years of youth & children’s ministry experience. He serves as the Family Ministry Coordinator at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake, ND. Mike Ward Salon 8

Reforming Fundraising MA

We will explore what has worked and hasn’t worked in fundraising for youth ministry. Participants will leave with a roadmap on how to effectively advance their ministry fundraising.

Mike Ward is an ELCA pastor and a Certified Fundraising Executive, serving as VP of Advancement for Lutheridge + Lutherock Ministries in North Carolina. Mike has raised over $20 million in the last ten years for ministries where he has consulted. Donna Weigel and Heidi Hagstrom Garden 1

ELCA Gathering Staff Wants To Listen MSECC

Did you bring a group to New Orleans? How did it go? What went well? What didn’t go so well? How can we make it better? What would you like to see improved? We want to hear from you! It is our great privilege to serve you, and while we can’t make specific promises, we want to hear your thoughts.

Donna Weigel has been working with the Gathering since 1997. Donna’s goal is to help make attending an ELCA Youth Gathering as straightforward as possible for youth leaders, who are at the heart of this amazing ministry. Heidi Hagstrom, director for the Gathering, feels deeply blessed to serve the young church through the ministry of the Gathering. She wants to be part of the church that is being faithfully carried into the future by the amazing young people with whom she gets to work. Tim Oloffson Garden 2

The Value of Short Term Mission Trips ST, MSECC

Tim will show people the value of short term mission trips and how the model of discipleship is changing dramatically. This has the intention of creating conversation and reflection on how our congregations currently “do” ministry in the mission field. Another Child’s work in Romania with orphans will be a model we will use to show how the accompaniment model of the ELCA should look.

Tim Oloffson is the Executive Director of Another Child. Tim is also a former president of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton, Illinois. Tim has been the director of Another Child for 4 years and has tremendous passion for missions and Global Orphan Care. Lyle Griner Garden 4

Youth Leading or Leaving? YLD

Peer Ministry Leadership creates a caring, welcoming, affirming culture. Grace Place’s structure organizes evening youth ministries that expand in numbers, as more leaders attract more people and deepen your youth’s faith, as your students model and mentor faith.

As the National Director of Peer Ministry, Lyle Griner enjoys training and equipping people with the sense that ministry is more a part of everyday life and relationships than it is a job. His writing includes resources, such as Heart Ignite, Enhancing My Friends Self-Worth, Scripture Talk, Real Questions, Growing Groups, and Peer Ministry. 14


EARLY BIRD 2: Friday, January 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Charging at Biblical Illiteracy by Creating a Congregational Curriculum LTCW, CE

Our congregations suffer from Biblical illiteracy, mainly relying on volunteers to teach and equip one another in Biblical knowledge and understanding. We resource jump, not focusing on linear Biblical learning. This workshop looks at the importance of having a congregational curriculum and differences between a curriculum and resources we use to meet the curriculum.

Chelle Huth, AIM, is the Director of Theological Education with Youth (TEY) with Philadelphia and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminaries and the Director of Gettysburg Seminary’s Youth Ministry Certification School. Rachel Slough Salon 7

Tailoring the Word: Planning, Writing, Editing, Evaluating Faith Formation Materials LTCW, CE

This workshop will teach you established strategies from the instructional design field for planning, writing, and evaluating faith formation materials. It will introduce you to educational materials with a range of price tags from a variety of denominations. Finally, it will provide you hands-on time and guidance to begin this writing and editing process and connect you to peers to support you throughout the journey.

Rachel Slough is the Teaching & Learning Librarian for the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is an active volunteer with the La Crosse area synod with a particular interest in middle school youth. Mike Ward Salon 8

Reforming Fundraising

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Donna Weigel and Heidi Hagstrom Garden 1

ELCA Gathering Staff Wants To Listen

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Justin Rabbach and Lanny Westphal Garden 2

Engaging Youth Locally and Globally MSECC

This workshop will discuss opportunities for deeper engagement with ELCA World Hunger, identifying community needs, engaging youth in intentional service learning following the four ELCA World Hunger strategies to address the root causes of hunger and poverty – Relief, Education, Advocacy, and Development. Hear about a new “Global Linked” youth pilot program increasing awareness, support and involvement in ELCA global ministries and other initiatives to build local and global connections and involvement for students.

Justin Rabbach, the Youth Group Organizer for ELCA World Hunger, works to support and be a resource for youth leaders working to engage youth with hunger and poverty issues and get involved with ELCA World Hunger. Rev. Lanny Westphal, Director of ELCA Global Church Sponsorship, has a passion to connect people across the ELCA with missionaries and ministries across the globe. Throughout his ministry, he has been strongly committed to including young people as full participants in the church. Anne Williams Garden 3

Confirmation IS a Rite of Passage?!? LTCW, CE

What is the function and purpose of confirmation? Anthropologically speaking, confirmation is a rite of passage and we live in a culture that is starved for rites of passage that are relevant and meaningful spiritually and religiously. We will explore, with insights from anthropology, the function and purpose of confirmation within our church and cultural contexts aiming to connect church and world—making confirmation more relevant for our world.

Anne Williams serves Holy Trinity Lutheran in Ankeny, Iowa as the Minister for Youth & Families. She describes her calling in ministry as helping families engage the historical tradition known as Lutheranism so they can lead faithful lives and share their faith with each other.

WORKSHOP 1: Saturday, January 26, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Paradigm Shifts in Volunteers & Volunteerism SP

People are looking for opportunities to be involved, make significant differences and be valuable contributors. As a church we are vying for volunteers, their time and commitments right along with thousands of other organizations. Our challenge: maintain and grow our volunteer base by understanding paradigm shifts in volunteerism and characteristics of volunteers. Explore characteristics of volunteers in the 21st century, how to reach them and help them stay involved.

Chelle Huth, AIM, is the Director of Theological Education with Youth (TEY) with Philadelphia and Gettysburg Lutheran Seminaries and the Director of Gettysburg Seminary’s Youth Ministry Certification School. Tim Coltvet Salon 7

Top Five Big Ideas in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry CA, AL, MA

The Center for First Third has sifted through research findings drawing helpful correlations, comparisons, and insights for leaders to and with the first third of life. Come ready to discover the top five things needed to know for ongoing ministry and strategic planning. Consider studies completed from the National Study on Youth and Religion the Exemplary Youth Ministry and the College Transition Project.

The Rev. Tim Coltvet is the Coordinator of Contextual Learning and Coaching for the Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Master’s degree at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a pastor who loves his call to walk alongside seminary students as they are learning in context and in the classroom. 15


WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP 1: Saturday, January 26, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. (continued) Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Heather Hansen Salon 8

Dog Eating Chicken? CG

A dog eating chicken? Or a dog-eating chicken? Funny, even when speaking the same language, we need to communicate in ways that makes sense to the people we are talking to. In a missional age, come explore what it means to speak their language, sharing with them a Gospel message that makes sense. Participants will explore ways to translate faith and their faith stories it into a youth-friendly way of sharing this in a way that speaks to their peers.

Heather Hansen is an instructor and coordinator of Youth Ministry Concentration and Internship Program at Texas Lutheran University. She also serves TLU as a campus ministry associate. Tiger McCluen Garden 1

The 5:1 Difference--Building a Faith that Sticks ST, IG, CE

Everyone is talking about the dropout rate in youth ministry...and it’s getting depressing. Tiger will look at some key faith factors that will help build a faith that sticks. We will look at the key idea of inter-generational relationships as a practical centerpiece to rethinking old ideas about discipleship. If you want to do more than run programs, this might be the session for you.

Tiger McLuen gives vision and leadership to Youth Leadership, Inc., in St. Paul, MN. He has taught at both Bethel and Luther Seminaries in St. Paul. Today, Tiger is leading Youth Leadership in new directions; educating, equipping and encouraging youth ministry leaders. Molly HaggertyBrewster Garden 2

Art: Creating Community and Expressing Faith SFP

This workshop will outline a process to incorporate art into the missional activities of the church. The presenter will share how she used a variety of artistic expression to tell the Bethel ministry story to the community through church yard art, interactive outdoor art signs along with art programs to invite people into the church. Photos and year-long plan will be shared in this workshop.

Molly Haggerty-Brewster has over 20 years experience in a variety of ministry settings. Using art as an expression of prayer and faith formation is a key component to Molly’s ministry. Molly enjoys writing curriculum using a variety of teaching styles so that all people can explore their faith practices and understanding in a deeper and more meaningful way. Tanya Fraizer Garden 3

All Children Flourishing: The Nurtured Heart Approach™ HFD, PC, NR

Adults often struggle with the intensity of challenging children. Faced with anger, aggression, defiance & disrespect, most adults react by increasing the severity of normal parenting methods, regularly make the situations worse. Let us introduce an approach that helps children use their intensity successfully and leave with a powerful understanding & skill set to help all children to fully engage life in positive ways, ignite greatness & flourish.

Tanya Fraizer is a Certified Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach™ and is the owner of Heart To Heart Consulting, through which she provides coaching, classes, trainings and speaking engagements on the NHA™. She also works as the Director of Outreach and Trainer Network for the Children’s Success Foundation, the non-profit organization that works to bring the NHA™ to communities around the world. Andy Langdon Garden 4

Game Time CTS

A game can transform your students from a group of strangers into a community working together. They aren’t just for fun, they’re critical to breaking down barriers and exploring faith. During our workshop time we’ll pitch a few new games for large and small groups, learn effective strategies for leading games, and of course play some great games too.

Andy Langdon is an Associate in Ministry serving at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. Andy has a Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry from Luther Seminary. You can find out what games Andy is playing and how well they worked each week at mondaymorningyouthdirector.blogspot.com. Cindy Senarighi and Lisa Ender Pacific

Seeking God’s Presence Through the Practice of Yoga SFP

The workshop is intended to offer a different way to pray/praise God or simple BE present to God’s love in a new and different way. A practice you can use in its totality or parts of in your daily ministry for yourself and/or for those you’re reaching out to with the Good News!

Rev. Cindy Senarighi serves St. Andrew’s Lutheran in Mahtomedi, MN in Congregational Care and as chaplain to St. Andrew’s Village Senior Living Center. She is a registered nurse and trained yoga instructor. Lisa Ender is business manager for Yogadevotion. Sara Dannenberg Salon 1

There Isn’t A Job For That FLT

Is the church ready for a generation of entrepreneurs? Millenials are an underemployed generation who will not settle for “there isn’t a job for that.” 1 in 2 people under the age of 40 see business building as the way to blaze a trail to what they think will create a life with purpose. If we don’t learn how talk to them about faith and vocation in relation to entrepreneurship, who will?

Sara Dannenberg works in New Business Development at brightpeak financial, a strategic division of Thrivent Financial, in Minneapolis, MN. Sara has had the opportunity to speak with Barna’s newest event, You Lost Me LIVE, to church leaders about brightpeak and helping young families and adults toward economic resilience. Rozella White Salon 2

Walking Together in Solidarity: A Theology of Accompaniment MSECC

The ministry of accompaniment: the sacred act of being in authentic relationship with others. The purpose: allow individuals, groups and organizations to grow in love and compassion toward each other. Accompaniment provides a reciprocal giving and serving relationship that builds the bond between community and congregation. Being in relationship this way calls congregations to take the needs and wisdom of its context seriously.

Rozella White serves as a Chaplain Resident with Emory Center for Pastoral Services in Atlanta, GA. She has served as the Minister for Youth and Families in congregations in Texas, Pennsylvania and Georgia. For five years she was the Ministry Coordinator for Youth & Family Ministry for the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod. Follow her on Twitter @Rozellahw. 16


WORKSHOP 1: Saturday, January 26, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. (continued) Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Paul Hill Salon 3

Emergence Christianity and the Link to Outdoor Ministries ROM

Emergence Christianity, not to be confused with denominational Christianity, is developing in many forms and represents the growing and adaptive face of Christianity at the dawn of the 21st Century. This workshop will link one particular form of ministry (camping) that is particularly attuned to this exciting phenomenon and is best positioned to drive the ongoing Christian movement. We’ll explore the common assumptions and practices of both, and how our practices need to look a lot more like camp and a lot less like congregation.

Dr. Paul Hill is the executive director of Vibrant Faith Ministries. He is co-author of Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear, Up A Creek With A Paddle, Coming of Age, and many articles on effective faith formation practices. Paul is also a former president of the national Lutheran Outdoor Ministries organization and a certified camp director and adventure facilitator. Jeremy Myers Salon 4

Going Public CG, MSECC

How can my church engage our community in new, meaningful ways? Jeremy will build off previous theological and theoretical sessions offering a way forward with a handful of practices and exercises to empower your congregation to express its faith in public ways with your youth. We’ve figured out the service project (sort of). Now let’s start talking innovatively and creatively about community asset mapping, public art, and public rituals.

Dr. Jeremy Myers is a religion and youth ministry professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He is a former youth director and a commissioned Associate in Ministry in the ELCA. Joe Johnson Salon 5

The Gathering Place: Bridging the Gap between Youth Ministry and the Rest of the Church Body CA

“The body is one unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12. This workshop focuses on bridging the gap between “Youth Ministry” programs and the rest of the worshiping body of the church. This workshop will provide tools for bridging the gap, keeping youth & young adults active after confirmation & graduation, and provide a full year of programming ideas.

Joe Johnson is the Senior Pastor at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, ND. With over 15 years of youth ministry experience – he values creativity with a focus on providing lifelong faith forming opportunities. Diane E. Shallue Laguna

Building Your Ministry Team MA

Every team has three important parts: finding a leader, gathering the team, and leading and maintaining the team. Four qualities of an effective leader? How to recruit a team, motivate and equip them? Five traits of effective teams? In what ways can you affirm God’s presence in the team? People who are committed and connected become a strong ministry team.

Diane E. Shallue, A.I.M., has 22 years of experience with leadership and administrative tasks in congregational ministries, 11 years of experience teaching at Luther Seminary and is national past president of the Lutheran Association of Christian Educators. She currently serves as the Director of Christian Education and Small Group Ministries at University Lutheran Church of Hope in Minneapolis. Mark Schoepp Malibu

Innovators and Incubators - New Health/ Wellness Ministries CA, PC, SP

This workshop will explore the challenges and pitfalls of starting new ministries in the congregation. The focus will be on health and wellness ministries but the information is applicable to many ministry areas. This is a practical look at how to plan and develop new ministries that address the wide variety of health and wellness needs in the local congregation and community.

Mark Schoepp, his wife, Becky, and their four children performed all over the United States as Fitz Family Ministries, a unique family ministry and entertainment troupe. He joined Wheat Ridge Ministries as Church Relations Representative in July 2010.

WORKSHOP 2: Saturday, January 26, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Going Deeper in Theological Conversations with Youth

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Jamie Travers Salon 7

Removing the “and” From Youth Ministry

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Paul Rohde Salon 8

Penning the Pilgrimage SFP, LTCW

This workshop engages the challenge of helping youth faithfully integrate mission and service travel experiences. Telling the story of these experiences is crucial to paying attention, claiming meaning and remembering. In simple writing exercises and discussion we will explore the practices of pilgrimage and journal writing as they can inform and deepen attentiveness, integration and discovery of God’s incarnate grace.

Paul Rohde is an ordained pastor in the ELCA and currently serves as campus pastor at Augustana College, Sioux Falls. Rohde is the author of And Grace Will Lead Me Home: A Guide for Pilgrim Journals [Wipf and Stock, 2012.] His ongoing research probes why people of all ages spontaneously describe travel as transformative and how to make it so.

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WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP 2: Saturday, January 26, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (continued) Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Elizabeth J. Schoenknecht Garden 1

Two and Climbing the Pews CA, HFD

Learn practical ways to support babies, toddlers, and their parents in your church - from beginning a 0-3 Sunday School, to creating child friendly worship, investing in your nursery ministry and equipping your parents for faith development in the home.

Elizabeth J. Schoenknecht is a Congregational Resource Representative for Sparkhouse – the ecumenical division of Augsburg Fortress. She enjoys her work with her congregation where she regularly preaches, leads worship, writes and directs liturgical drama, and leads an age 0-3 Sunday School. Tammie Zarfos Garden 2

Keeping Confirmation Relevant in the 21st Century LTCW, CE

We will explore a confirmation program that focuses on relationships with God, peers and adults, through large and small group time, service-related activities, and hands-on Christianity. This model is great if you are trying to refresh an existing program or start a new program in your congregation.

Tammie Zarfos is an Associate in Ministry serving Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland, WA as the Director of the Confirmation Program. She has been involved in children, youth and family ministry for the past 25 years, most of those years as a volunteer in a small Lutheran church. Tanya Fraizer Garden 3

All Children Flourishing: The Nurtured Heart Approach™

Please see description under Workshop 1

Jeff Taylor Garden 4

Faith and Media: Are you connected? CTS

This workshop will answer a number of questions: Why using media/technology in ministry is growing in popularity? What can I do to get started? What resources are out there to help me in this? What about social media?

Jeff Taylor is the Media/Tech Director at Christ Lutheran Church in Charlotte, NC. Hans Wiersma Pacific

If Necessary Use Words? Verbum Dei Theology for Right Now LTCW

“Preach the gospel, if necessary, use words.” The slogan appears to turn the Theology of the Word on its ear. The slogan resonates in a culture where explicitly religious speech is met with suspicion or outright hostility. If “faith comes through hearing” and “God’s Word does what it says,” should we not also be speaking up for the spoken, preached Word? We’ll look at past and present resources to guide our investigation.

Hans Wiersma is a former youth director and youth pastor now teaching in the religion department at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Julie Marie Seibert Salon 1

Dividing Your Time, Not Yourself: The Bi-Vocational Youth Worker PC

Whether raising a family, attending school, having a secular career or trying to conquer it all, learn and discuss how to keep priorities in check while allowing your faith formation to flow. Not how to juggle… Participants will be offered suggestions to aid in their own faith formation, respite and continuing education.

Julie Marie Seibert has been involved in youth ministry, a museum educator, artist, blogger, student, and now a new mom! With a BA in Art History, a MA in Museum Education and currently working on a MA in Fine Art, she is currently writing and illustrating a children’s book. Tim Coltvet Salon 2

Top Five Big Ideas in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Please see description under Workshop 1

Paul Hill Salon 3

Faith Formation Across the Generations IG

Segregating out the ages is a uniquely American, dysfunctional approach to faith formation. We will quickly explore why it’s important to connect across generations; then go into detail of how to do it! You’ll walk away equipped to mix, mingle and enrich everyone. You’ll never think of Sunday School or Confirmation in the same way again.

Dr. Paul Hill is the executive director of Vibrant Faith Ministries. He is the co-author of Frogs Without Legs Can’t Hear, Up A Creek With A Paddle, Coming of Age, and many articles on effective faith formation practices. Paul is also a former president of the national Lutheran Outdoor Ministries organization and a certified camp director and adventure facilitator. Jeremy Myers Salon 4

Faith Formation in a Missional Age CLCR

One in five adults claims to have no religious affiliation. Our faith formation task just got more difficult. The Practice Discipleship Project explores realities of faith formation in this missional age. This is an open discussion of challenges facing us when doing ministry today. What are the challenges? Opportunities? Fears? Anxieties? Joys?

Dr. Jeremy Myers is a religion and youth ministry professor at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He is a former youth director and a commissioned Associate in Ministry in the ELCA. Heather Hjelmstad Salon 5

Special Needs Ministries; Why You Need It At Your Church HFD

God calls the church to welcome all, regardless of ability. Do our ministries with young people reflect this? This workshop provides hands on tips and tools for your church program so that EVERY child can grow in his or her faith.

Heather Hjelmstad is the Ministry of Inclusion coordinator at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, MN. Heather has been working with children with special needs and their families for more than 15 years. Her focus is on special education, and working with children with autism, ADHD and behavior challenges. Andy Langdon Laguna

Game Time

Please see description under Workshop 1

Lyle Griner Malibu

Youth Leading or Leaving?

Please see description under Early Bird 1

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WORKSHOP 3: Saturday, January 26, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte Salon 6

Staying Power: Building Longevity in Youth Ministry Without Losing Your Mind PC, MA

This workshop is designed to encourage youth leaders to overcome the “burnout rate” in youth ministry and equip them with tools to do so. Examples of strategies to avoid burnout will include: Creating a Team, Knowing Your Supporters, Living a Life Outside of the Ministry, Communicating With Your Head Pastor and Parents, and more.

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte comes to us from Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Kent City, Michigan where he has served 15 consecutive years in full time Youth and Family Ministry. He is a Youth Communicator and also leads his church’s praise and worship team every Sunday. Tim Coltvet Salon 7

Top Five Big Ideas in CYF Ministry

Please see description under Workshop 1

Tim Kellogg Salon 8

21st Century Theologians of the Cross LTCW, CH

In a culture of challenging church trends, youth and youth workers are faced with tough questions about the relevance and effectiveness of theology. The Lutheran Theology of the Cross has powerful answers to these 21st century questions, and even more powerful questions. We will explore questions such as: What does it mean to be Lutheran? Why does Lutheranism matter for youth today?...and more!

Timothy Kellogg serves Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, NY as their Youth, Family, and Education Director. His journey to the Theology of the Cross has taken many twists and turns. Exploring faith through the mediums of music and the written word, he was drawn into Youth Ministry as an art in the form of calling. Anne Williams Garden 1

Confirmation IS a Rite of Passage?!?

Please see description under Early Bird 2

Tim Oloffson Garden 2

The Value of Short Term Mission Trips

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Anna Rednell Garden 3

Social Media in the Congregation: the Advanced ECTS

You’ve got social media basics down - Facebook and Twitter are working for you and your congregation. What’s next? Pinterest, Instagram, blogging, YouTube, live tweeting, Facebook parties! We’ll look at platforms and practices, learning about each and give you room to dream up your congregation’s social media plan.

Anna Rendell’s passion for faith development, writing and connecting with others is what brought her to the world of social media. She is now bringing Vibrant Faith Ministries into that world as their Social Networking & Webinar Manager. Through VFM, Anna has coached dozens of congregations on social media best practices. Jealaine Marple Garden 4

Got Plans? GA, LD

We will help you “hold a mirror” to your youth showing them their God-given gifts. Help them see serving God isn’t always within the walls of the church. All jobs can be calls from God. Experience ways to open conversation through games, role-play, text study, and more. Leave with resources to help you guide students’ vocational journeys

Jealaine Marple serves at Wartburg Seminary in the Office of Admissions where she walks with people as they discern their seminary journey. She has her Master of Divinity from Wartburg, and lives in Dubuque, Iowa. Colleen WindhamHughes Pacific

In•cultur•ating the Gospel CG

The gospel is the good news for all people, in all places, at all times. And yet the gospel must be translated anew for each generation, made fresh for each culture. What is culture anyway? Learn how cultural intelligence helps to equip us for the work of inculturating the gospel for God’s people in our places and times.

Colleen Windham-Hughes is an ordained United Methodist Deacon and Assistant Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University, where she directs the program in Theology and Christian Leadership. Sara Dannenberg Salon 1

There Isn’t A Job for That!

Please see description under Workshop 1

Nate Frambach Salon 2

Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology, Ministry, and Faith Formation ST

Culture: a familiar word that, perhaps, needs no explication. Three assertions: 1) The Christian gospel and culture(s) cannot be separated; 2) We live within a pluriverse of cultures; 3) Congregations are one of those cultures. This workshop will help participants better understand the reality of culture(s) today for the sake of faithful, truthful, and effective ministry in a missional age.

Nate Frambach (www.nateframbach.com) lives in Dubuque, Iowa. A pastor by vocation, he currently serves as Professor of Pastoral Theology at Wartburg Theological Seminary. Mark Jackson Salon 3

Service and Mission Experiences: More Than Projects and Trips MSECCT

We will introduce an intentional four-step service learning process used to create meaningful service experiences, including a number of ideas for creative reflection. Participants will learn a simple framework for leading projects or trips, along with useful ideas for creating a deeper, richer experience.

Mark Jackson is Professor & Chair of Children, Youth & Family Studies at Trinity Lutheran College near Seattle, teaching courses in youth and family ministry, program planning, and organization leadership, Director of the Center for Community Engagement overseeing the college’s service learning programs, and lead curriculum writer and trainer for the Service And Learning Leadership Team (SALLT) Project. Jeremy Myers Salon 4

Going Public

Please see description under Workshop 1

Joe Johnson Salon 5

The Gathering Place: Bridging the Gap...

Please see description under Workshop 1

Jeff Taylor Laguna

Faith And Media: Are You Connected?

Please see description under Workshop 2

Tanya Fraizer Malibu

All Children Flourishing: The Nurtured Heart Approach™

Please see description under Workshop 1 19


WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP 4: Sunday, January 27, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Charging at Biblical Illiteracy by Creating a Congregational Curriculum

Please see description under Early Bird 2

Rachel Slough Garden 7

Tailoring the Word: Planning, Writing, Editing, Evaluating Faith Formation Materials

Please see description under Early Bird 2

Heather Hansen Salon 8

Dog Eating Chicken

Please see description under Workshop 1

Tiger McLuen Garden 1

The 5:1 Difference--Building a Faith that Sticks

Please see description under Workshop 1

Tammie Zarfos Garden 2

Keeping Confirmation Relevant in the 21st Century

Please see description under Workshop 2

Anne Williams Garden 3

Confirmation IS a Rite of Passage?!?

Please see description under Early Bird 2

Jeff Taylor Garden 4

Faith and Media: Are You Connected?

Please see description under Workshop 2

Cindy Senarighi Pacific

Seeking God’s Presence Through the Practice of Yoga

Please see description under Workshop 1

Rozella White Salon 1

Walking Together in Solidarity: A Theology of Accompaniment

Please see description under Workshop 1

Molly HaggertyBrewster Salon 2

Art: Creating Community and Expressing Faith

Please see description under Workshop 1

Paul Hill Salon 3

Emergence Christianity and the Link to Outdoor Ministries

Please see description under Workshop 1

Dave Holtz and Geoff Sinibaldo Malibu

Extreme Hospitality is a MUST in Youth (All) Ministry ROM, YLD

Extreme hospitality in teaching, community building, leadership development and faith formation happens as you “BE” with and among people over a greater length of time and not just in one sitting. Join us to explore how church/camp can achieve extreme hospitality in the eyes of outdoor and congregational ministries.

Dave Holtz serves as Executive Director at Luther Crest, Alexandria, MN and Geoff Sinibaldo is Pastor at St Michael’s, New Canaan, CT. They both desire to bring the principles of camp - intentional Christian community, extreme hospitality, and quirky fun into the joy of following Jesus in ministry with those of all ages. Heather Hjelmstad Salon 5

Special Needs Ministries; Why You Need It At Your Church

Please see description under Workshop 2

Diane E. Shallue Laguna

Building Your Ministry Team

Please see description under Workshop 1

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte Malibu

Staying Power: Building Longevity in Youth Ministry Without Losing Your Mind

Please see description under Workshop 3

WORKSHOP 5: Sunday, January 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Chelle Huth Salon 6

Paradigm Shifts in Volunteers & Volunteerism

Please see description under Workshop 1

Mark Schoepp Salon 7

Innovators and Incubators - New Health/Wellness Ministries

Please see description under Workshop 1

Tim Kellogg Salon 8

21st Century Theologians of the Cross

Please see description under Workshop 3

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WORKSHOP 5: Sunday, January 27, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (continued) Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Tiger McLuen Garden 1

Confidently Confused: Hanging on to Faith when Life Storms are Raging PC

How do we honestly live in the tension of promises, assurances and clear confidence found in the Scriptures--with the reality of life that is messy, confusing and often a struggle? Tiger will lay his story around this issue and will promise to not have a “bible bow-tie” around it. But, you may come away more confidently confused than ever.

Tiger McLuen gives vision and leadership to Youth Leadership, Inc., in St. Paul, MN. He has taught at both Bethel and Luther Seminaries in St. Paul. Today, Tiger is leading Youth Leadership in new directions; educating, equipping and encouraging youth ministry leaders. Anne Williams Garden 2

Art: Creating Community and Expressing Faith

Please see description under Workshop 1

Anna Rednell Garden 3

Social Media in the Congregation: the Advanced

Please see description under Workshop 3

Andy Langdon Garden 4

Game Time

Please see description under Workshop 1

Hans Wiersma Pacific

If Necessary Use Words? Verbum Dei Theology for Right Now

Please see description under Workshop 2

Julie Marie Seibert Salon 1

Dividing Your Time, Not Yourself: The Bi-Vocational Youth Worker

Please see description under Workshop 2

Nate Frambach Salon 2

Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology, Ministry, and Faith Formation

Please see description under Workshop 3

Paul Hill Salon 3

Faith Formation Across the Generations

Please see description under Workshop 2

Jeremy Myers Salon 4

Faith Formation in a Missional Age

Please find description under Workshop 2

Joe Johnson Salon 5

The Gathering Place: Bridging the Gap Between Youth Ministry & the Rest of the Church Body

Please see description under Workshop 1

Heather Hjelmstad Malibu

Special Needs Ministries; Why You Need It At Your Church

Please see description under Workshop 2

WORKSHOP 6: Monday, January 28, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Presenter & Room

Title & Categories

Description & Bio

Jeff “Spanky” Amlotte Salon 6

Staying Power: Building Longevity in Youth Ministry Without Losing Your Mind

Please see description under Workshop 3

Mark Schoepp Salon 7

Innovators and Incubators - New Health/Wellness Ministries

Please see description under Workshop 1

Paul Rohde Salon 8

Penning the Pilgrimage

Please see description under Workshop 2

Elizabeth J. Schoenknecht Garden 1

Two and Climbing the Pews

Please see description under Workshop 2

Lyle Griner Garden 3

Youth Leading or Leaving?

Please see description under Early Bird 1

Jealaine Marple Garden 4

Got Plans?

Please see description under Workshop 3

Colleen Windham-Hughes Salon 1

In•cultur•ating the Gospel

Please see description under Workshop 3

Dave Holtz & Geoff Sinibaldo Salon 1

Extreme Hospitality is a MUST in Youth (All) Ministry

Please see description under Workshop 4

Mark Jackson Salon 2

Service and Mission Experiences: More Than Projects and Trips

Please see description under Workshop 3

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SPEAKERS John Roberto

Yeheil Curry

John Roberto of LifelongFaith

Yehiel Curry received his B.A. in

Associates (www.lifelongfaith.com)

Psychology from Lewis University

is editor of the journal Lifelong

in Romeoville, IL in 1995. Imme-

Faith, and coordinator for the

diately after college he provided

Faith Formation 2020 Initiative

mental health counseling and

(www.faithformation2020.net).

case management to youth and

John also works on the Vibrant

adults with a concentration on

Faith Ministries team as project coordinator of the Faith Formation Learning Exchange (www.

the impact of drugs, violence and poverty on communities.

faithformationlearningexchange.net). John works as a consultant to churches and national organizations, teaches courses and con-

His dedication to his church and obedience to the will of God led

ducts workshops in faith formation, and has authored books and

him to serve as lay Mission Developer/Pastor of Shekinah Chapel

program manuals in youth ministry, family ministry, and intergen-

Lutheran Church in Riverdale, IL in 2007. Pastor Curry was ordained

erational faith formation. John created the theory and practice of

on April 26, 2009 after successful completion of the Theological

Generations of Faith—an intergenerational, lifelong approach to

Education for Emerging Ministries (TEEM), an alternative ordination

faith formation; and administered the five-year Lilly Endowment

program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA),

funded project to develop lifelong faith formation in Catholic

where ministry and education happen simultaneously. Pastor Curry

parishes across the U.S. His latest publications include Faith

enrolled in the Masters of Divinity program in 2009 at the Lutheran

Formation 2020: Designing the Future of Faith, The Spirit and Culture

School of Theology in Chicago. He is four classes away from achiev-

of Youth Ministry (co-authored), Living Well: Christian Practices for

ing his goal.

Everyday Life, and Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners. John is the founder and was director of the Center for Ministry Develop-

Pastor Curry serves as a board member and Camp Director for Safe

ment, where he worked for 28 years.

In My Brothers Arms (S.I.M.B.A) Camp in New Era, Michigan for African-American boys ages 8-17. Pastor Curry serves as the founder and advisor of Riverdale Organized for Change (ROC), a community

Tasha Genck Morton

organization that recently secured a 7.9 million dollar loan from the

Tasha Genck Morton is the Teach-

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to replace Riverdale’s anti-

ing Pastor at St. Andrew Lutheran

quated sewer system. Pastor Curry also serves as Board Member of

Church in Eden Prairie, MN. She

the community organization Southsiders Organized for Unity and

has been serving there for four

Liberation (SOUL).

years where she oversees adult education, small groups, first com-

Pastor Yehiel Curry is married to Lashonda Curry, his wife of 16

munion instruction, and their con-

years. They have 3 daughters, Shemiah 18, Ashirah 15, and Sheki-

temporary worship service along

nah 14.

with the normal pastoral duties like preaching, teaching, visiting, and trying to organize chaos. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary in St. Paul. She is married to Adam Morton and they have two very rambunctious cats.

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HOST AND STORYTELLER Dawn Trautman Dawn Trautman is a national board certified coach who helps people discover their calling through eCourses, one-on-one coaching sessions, and VIP Personal Retreats. The path to her current calling included years of serving in Lutheran camps and congregations as well as degrees from Valparaiso University, Luther Seminary (youth and family ministry), and New York University (organizational psychology). She is also a professional musical theater actor, Macy’s giant balloon handler, and author of “Urban Nomad USA,” available on Amazon. Catch up with her at www.LutheranLifeCoach.com.

NETWORK CELEBRATION Join us Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. for a time to honor you, who serve in Children, Youth and Family ministry with a celebration! There will be food, laughter, live music, the sharing of our stories and the presentation of the Tom Hunstad Award for Excellence in Youth Ministry (the “Tommy”). We will lift up the Network and celebrate all the big and small ways we are connected.

The History of The Tommy Tom Hunstad was a personal friend to many of us.

To honor Tom, the Network Board created an award, the Tom Hunstad Award for Excellence in Youth and Family Ministry. The

When the Network was started, there were many all over the

award is given annually, by the Network. It is not a “youth minister

country who were an important part of making it happen. There

of the year” award…there are no nominations made. Rather it is an

was energy, excitement, and enthusiasm. But it was Tom, who was

honor, bestowed on someone by the Network through its board.

serving as the chairperson of the first task force, and then the first

We select someone who we want to honor and to thank for their

president of the Network, who emotionally carried the Network on

service. It is the highest award given in the field of youth and family

his shoulders, calling people together, casting a wide vision, and

ministry…as far as we know, it is also the only award given in the

making it happen. There was quite literally one point when the

field of youth and family ministry.

Network was on the verge of fading away, when Tom pretty much single handedly carried it on his back.

“Tommy” Recipients:

2001 - Dr. Roland Martinson

Tom was a youth minister, serving in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and

2002 - Rev. Daryl Koenig

then a pastor, serving at Olivet Lutheran in Fargo, North Dakota and

2003 - Rev. Kelly Chatman

then at Westwood in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

2004 - Rev. Mike Yaconelli

2005 - Rev. Jane Prestbye

Tom was diagnosed early in 2000 with an aggressive form of can-

2006 - Rev. Bill Kees

cer. After a short, but courageous battle with the disease, Tom died

2007 - Susan Pursch

just before Thanksgiving of that year. He is survived by his wife,

2008 - Faye Belskey

Lynn and his 2 children, along with many family members, many

2009 - David Scherer; “Agape”

friends, and this Network.

2010 - Rev. Dr. Dick Hardel

2011 - Bishop Paul Blom

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MUSICIANS Dave Scherer - Agape AGAPE* has been touring full-time as a musician for the last twelve years, performing for hundreds of thousands of youth across the US, and in eight different countries. He has recorded six CDs and has recorded with critically-acclaimed producer Ant (Atmosphere, Brother Ali) as well as Chris Brown’s producer Ra Charm. He has shared the stage with the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Toby Mac, David Crowder, Tony Campolo, and Gospel giant Kirk Franklin. In 2001, he co-founded JUMP (Joint Urban Ministries in Praise) a ministry dedicated to helping urban youth unleash their leadership skills through the arts. More recently he founded a youth-led worship service called AMP (All Metro Praise) which attracts hundreds of youth across the metro Twin Cities area each month. In 2009, he received the Tom Hunstad Award for excellence in youth ministry and his contribution to the lives of young people. His ministry was also recently featured in an ABC affiliated documentary entitled “Peace of Bread” about food insecurity in America.

Rachel Kurtz Rachel Kurtz is a fulltime singer/ songwriter originally from Cokato, MN. She travels the country singing about faith, life, love and the freedom we have in Jesus. She enjoys traveling and meeting people from all around the world and hearing their stories. Rachel has been involved with youth ministry for the past 15 years. She loves to encourage students with her stories and also see and affirm their gifts. Rachel sings in a variety of venues, from coffee shops to colleges, pubs to house parties, youth weekends to churches. Rachel has also sung in both ELCA and LCMS national gatherings, synod events and has had the pleasure of singing in India and West Africa. Rachel hopes to continue traveling the world singing for the Lord. She was featured this past summer in New Orleans at the ELCA Youth Gathering.

New City Parish Gospel Choir The music ministry is a strong expression which characterizes the New City Parish’s entire ministry in the inner-city 24

of Los Angeles, Compton, and Inglewood. The NCP Gospel Choir purpose is to minister through various forms of gospel music. The Choir has been bringing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song to the New City Parish’s communities since its inception. Though this unique cultural ministry of gospel music is deeply rooted in the African American tradition, the choir includes a diverse group of believers from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The NCP Gospel Choir is open to all churches in the area, with no membership requirements or try-outs. This music ministry helps to support the church ministries in many religious, social, and educational events with its musical array and contributes to the stewardship effort of New City Parish.

Van Nuys Van Nuys began its musical expression in 2003. A cluster of junior high confirmation students thought it would be a cool idea to form a band. Years later, with the addition of keyboardist Gillian, this group has performed at various Western States Youth Gatherings, Synodical Jr. High and High School gatherings and on the stage during the ELCA Youth Gathering for Practice Justice. These are all talented musicians bringing a keen word of Jesus to those who will listen.

The Cali House Band The Cali House Band all met and began playing with the youth group from Bethel Lutheran Church in Cupertino, CA. The band leader is Katlynn Hoegel and she is passionate about worship and plays a mean acoustic guitar. The rest of the band (Julia, Aleya, David, Jamie, Haven, and Matty V) are great musicians in their own right and have all played with the band for years. Most recently, The Cali House Band was one of the two “Practice Justice” bands at the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans. Their musicianship is only surpassed by their enthusiasm and love for worship. Katlynn and the band will also be leading the “E Choir” workshop, so make sure you attend as you will have a chance to sing at closing worship.


Ad here 3rd Tuesday Conversations are monthly gatherings of friends. They are great continuing education events. They are chances to hear from, and interact with experts in the field. 3TC conversations are free for Network members.

Our schedule: February 19 Dr. Andy Root; Ministry & Theology March 19 Kari Lynn Wampler; Maximizing Youth Spirituality April 16 Mark DeVries; Avoiding Burnout May 21 Shannon Savage Howie; Spiritual Direction Times: All 3TC conversations begin at: 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. Central 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Our conversations: We use online webinars. You can log in to a special webinar site and listen to the conversation while watching images on your screen. Or, you can watch on the computer while calling in and listening on your phone. You will have opportunities to ask questions as well.

Join the conversation! www.elcaymnet.org/3tc

Here’s our belief: open source youth ministry

There is an amazing amount of talent, expertise and skill within our community. And we have all developed resources for use in our congregations. Many of us are willing to share those resources that we have created. MartinsList is a place to do that. Here, we can share our work with each other...and can create a community of mutual support in our ministry. It’s open source ministry.

www.MartinsList.org

It’s MartinsList.

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LOCAL FOOD Here’s where to find more information: • The Hospitality Table will have a notebook with sample menus and local restaurant lists • Visit the iOS or Android app stores and search for “Anaheim Restaurants” or similar • Use a QR Code scanner app for your phone, and scan the code to the right

DINING GUIDE

1/2 MIL E TH E

R A N CH

RESTAURANT & SALOON

Bar & Grill

OPEN 24HRS

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GENERAL INFORMATION Do what you need to do, to take care of you!

Friends of Bill W. All of us carry luggage. All of us need help in carrying our luggage,

This gathering is for you! It is all about supporting you, helping

we cannot carry it alone. Friends of Bill W. are encouraged to click

to empower you to do ministry, connecting you with other youth

on this code where you can gather information about meetings.

workers, and helping you to love kids to the best of your ability.

Select ‘meeting directory’, select Anaheim and a day of the week for

If you come here worn out - sleep! If you need to spend some

details, map and directions. Anonymity is important, finding help

long awaited time with your spouse who is along - do it! Need

to carry the load even more. With deep respect

pool time or just meaningful conversation with like-minded folks?

for the work you are doing, your friends in the

Make it happen. If you are looking for some great new ideas for

ELCA Youth Ministry Network support your

your small group Bible study - go to a session that fits your need!

efforts. God’s peace hold you close as you find

This event is for YOU!

help carrying your load.

Be Safe Don’t advertise that you are a stranger by wearing your name badge outside the hotel. Travel in groups when going off site and don’t carry a lot of cash.

EXHIBITORS The following organizations have booths at the Extravaganza. Please feel free to contact them as they provide valuable ministries to our youth and congregations. See the Exhibitor Bingo card on the next page! Appalachia Service Project

Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota

Augsburg College

Lutherhaven Ministries

Augsburg Fortress

Lutheridge & Lutherock Ministries

California Lutheran University

Mission Investment Fund

ELCA World Hunger

Old Lutheran

EveryDay, LLC

SELECT Ministries

Group Mission Trips

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp

iGivings

Thrivent

Keystone Resort and Conference Center

Trinity Lutheran College

Lay Missional Centers -CSM-ELCA

TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod, ELCA

Lenoir Rhyne University/Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Vibrant Faith Ministries

Living-Learning Ministry

Wartburg College

Luther Crest Bible Camp

Wartburg Theological Seminary

Luther Point Bible Camp

Water to Thrive

Luther Seminary - Center for Youth & Family Ministry

Wheatridge

Lutheran Association of Christian Educators

Wittenberg University

Lutheran Educational Council of North America

Youth Encounter

Lutheran Retreats, Camps, and Conferences

Youth in Mission and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg &

Youth Leadership

Theological Education with Youth

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EXHIBITOR BINGO Exhibitor Bingo is Easy (and there is an iPad possibly waiting for you)! 1. Visit all of our Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall, and collect a stamp from each. 2. Write your name in the space provided. Name: 3. Collect at least 30 stamps and turn this card in to the Hospitality Table to enter the iPad drawing! 4. Attend the Network Celebration on Sunday at 7:00 pm to see if you won. You must be present to win!

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NETWORK PARTNERS Partnerships are more than what the Network “does”, or “is involved with.” Partnerships are a part of our DNA. It is literally through healthy, vibrant partnerships that this Network was formed, and largely through them that it has been sustained.

Our Vision of Partnerships: That focused networks are connected, relationships are strengthened, gifts are discovered, and greater potential unleashed within all communities.

more

Developing supportive partnership is a vital part of the Network’s vision for the future. Relationships with other organizations help put resources in front of our members, strengthen our partners

An education with

more flexibility GOLD PARTNERS more options more rigor

and create a win-win scenario for all.. The Holy Spirit works in these partnerships just as it does in individual memberships. There is both a relational and a financial aspect to partnerships. We are grateful to these organizations who have chosen to enter into partnership with the Network. More information on becoming a partner can be found at www.elcaymnet.org/partners.

SILVER PARTNERS Augsburg Fortress Publishers

The ELCA Youth Gathering

CYF Ministry Degrees

iGivings

Master of Divinity Residential program

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Master of Arts Residential program Distributed learning program (online and intensive on-campus courses)

Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries

Luther Seminary ELCA Mission Investment Fund Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

www.luthersem.edu/cyfministry 651-641-3521 or 1-800-LUTHER3

Wartburg Theolgical Seminarty Trinity Lutheran College Youth Encounter Youth Leadership Mike Ward Stewardship

SPECIAL THANKS Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

ELCA Vocation and Education Unit

We’re grateful to Thrivent for sponsoring the Thrivent Fellowship Program, as well as general financial support of the Extravaganza program.

We’re grateful to our partners in our churchwide offices for their continued partnership, offering support of the Network in general, and the Extravaganza and the Practice Discipleship Initiative in particular!

ELCA Mission Investment Fund Thanks to the ELCA’s Mission Investment Fund for sponsoring the Network Celebration!

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THRIVENT FELLOWSHIP The ELCA Youth Ministry Network, thanks to the generous support of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, is excited to introduce Network Fellowships. Network Fellowships are an opportunity to provide support to youth ministers who would benefit from participation in the Extravaganza and an opportunity to connect with youth ministers who share similar ministry foci.

The Goals

• • • • •

To lift up new leadership To provide opportunities for Networking around specific areas of ministry To promote participation in the Extravaganza To promote membership in the Network To promote awareness of the Network’s dynamic partnership with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY GLOSSARY EXTRAVAGANZA: The annual conference of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network that focuses on renewal, education, and connection for adults who work with young people in congregations.

SYMBOL: Synod Youth Ministry Band of Leaders. The network of synod staff people who have youth and family (and sometimes children’s) ministry as a part of their job responsibility.

THE NETWORK BOARD: The group of 7 people who serve on the Network Board of Directors. They provide leadership and vision for the Network. They serve 3-year terms (renewable once) and every year, 2-3 member’s terms end.

REGIONAL FACILITATORS: Frequently known as RF’s. There are 9 RF’s plus an RF Coach. One RF is elected from each region to a 3-year term. Their task is to provide a communications link from the Network to the regions from which they are elected and to feed information back up the pipeline. They also provide regional and local leadership.

REGIONAL TEAMS: Each RF has a team with one individual from each synod in their region. Each regional team works to promote local networking within their regions, and to promote the Network there as well.

LACE: The Lutheran Association of Christian Educators. The network of folks involved in life-long faith formation. THE E-TEAM: a.k.a the Extravaganza Team. The team of people responsible for planning the Extravaganza. THE GATHERING: Refers to the ELCA Youth Gathering, a 36,000 person event held every 3 years. In the summer of 2015 it will be held in Detroit.

SALLT: THE SERVICE AND LEARNING LEADERSHIP TEAM:

Those involved in the research project

focused on service learning in faith formation. Research revolved largely around the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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NETWORK LEADERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXTRAVAGANZA

COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

Julie Miller Jeremy Myers (term begins) Benjamin Morris Yvonne Steindal Valerie Taylor Samuel Larry Wagner, Chairperson Mike Ward Erik Ullestad

Scott Maxwell-Doherty - Team Leader Desta Goehner - Hospitality Shannon Savage-Howie - Hospitality Charlie Roberts - Parties & Gatherings Rev. Tim Huff - Main Stage Tom Hoegel - Main Stage Manuel Retamoza - Hospitality Michael Sladek - Publicity, Promotion, Photography Dawn Trautman - Main Stage Rev. Paul Clark - Scholarship Coordinator Kevin Dragseth - Exhibit Area Eric Carlson - ICC’s & Workshops Kara Harwell - ICC’s & Workshops

Andy Moscinski - Editor Jacqui Thone - Devotional Writer Andy Arnold - Tech Geek

REGIONAL FACILITATORS Lisa Gray - Region 1 Janet Renick - Region 2 Jamie Travers - Region 3 Ian Hartfield - Region 4 Molly Haggerty-Brewster - Region 5 Julie Schuessler Perulta - Region 6 Natalie Romero - Region 7 Barbara Harner - Region 8 Matt Canniff-Kesecker - Region 9 Amy Wagner - RF Coach

CONNECT JOURNAL

STAFF Todd Buegler - Executive Director Laurie Hoium - Registrar Scott Maxwell-Doherty - Extravaganza Director Shannon Savage-Howie - Resources & MartinsList Catherine Anderson - Practice Discipleship Initiative Coordinator Debbie Clipson - Treasurer Rachel Claseman - Data Management

Michael Sladek - Editor Rachel Alley Rev. Chris Bruesehoff Nathan Frambach Sue Mendenhall Jeremy Myers Dawn Rundman Clint Schnekloth

CONGREGATIONAL STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES Kris Bjorke - Team Leader Sue Megrund Ed Kay Neil Christians Babette Chatman Julie Hagen Mark Jackson

ADMIN VOLUNTEERS Erika Durheim - Network Display Manager

3RD TUESDAY CONVERSATION Dannica Montplaisir - Team Leader Elizabeth Pedersen Tom Schwolert Stacey Nyitrai Troisi

REGIONAL TEAMS Region 1 RF: Lisa Gray Jane Hanson Becky Cole Pamela Gompf Ingelaurie Lisher Lois Brown Paul Goodman Region 2 RF: Janet Renick Lisa Herlocker Casey Carlson Craig Minich Terri Robertson Darcy Mittlestadt Rick McCabe

Region 3 RF: Jamie Travers Sarah Knopf Nikki Rud Erika Durheim Suzanne Hansen Chris Torgeson Lonna Field Paul Erdmann Julie Vagle Region 4 RF: Ian Hartfield Rev. Cynthia Schnaath Annette Kezbers Tom Schwolert Heather Hansen Sally Ahrens

Region 5 RF: Molly Haggerty-Brewster Dara Stull Deb Bachman Todd Lewis Region 6 RF: Julie Perulta Jenny Franz Marla Wood Kay David Shoub Beth Mundwiler Tamara Howes Region 7 RF: Natalie Romero Debbie Crawford Charlie Germain Rick Mollenkopf-Grill Kathy Schaeffer Sharon Taylor Tim Taylor

Region 8 RF: Barbara Harner David Parsh Joyce Lydick Lynn Miller Jan Mills Robin Kunkel Ginger Trautman Robert Lewis Marcie Woloshan

Region 9 RF: Matt Canniff-Kesecker Robby Johnson Tammy Jones West Rachel Alley Stephanie Stoudemayer Pastor Dave Delaney

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PRACTICE DISCIPLESHIP INITIATIVE A dynamic partnership between the ELCA Youth Ministry Network, the ELCA and its Youth Gathering, seminaries and colleges, and resource providers for children, youth and family ministries in the church. Faithful, thoughtful, intentional leaders, following Jesus. That’s who you are. That’s what Practice Discipleship is about. Practice Discipleship will: Educate.

Online and local trainings on Lutheran theology, youth ministry theory and skills.

Connect.

Develop partnerships in your synod and across the ELCA to strengthen faith formation opportunities for and with young people.

Renew.

Gather leaders for mutual support and encouragement in ministry.

2013 Theme: Faith Formation in a Missional Age

Webinar dates:

Faith Formation in a Missional Age with Dr. Terri Elton; January 13, 3:00pm CST If Necessary Use Words with Dr. HansWiersma; January 20, 3:00pm CST Theories of Culture with Dr. Nate Frambach; February 3, 3:00pm CST Working Together in Solidarity with Rozella White; February 17, 3:00pm CST Inculturating the Gospel with Dr. Colleen Windham-Hughes; March 3, 3:00pm CST Dog Eating Chicken with Heather Hansen; March 17, 3:00pm CDT Going Public with Dr. Jeremy Myers; April 7, 3:00pm CDT Webinar Cost: FREE Archived Webinars: FREE Curriculum Resources: FREE

The Practice Discipleship Initiative is for ALL leaders in children, youth and family ministry.

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Register for Webinars – Calendar of Local Trainings - Find your synod Practice Discipleship Coach – Download Curriculum

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We are a church that believes that God is calling us into the world — together. As far as that goes, we are all consecrated priests through baptism… Martin Luther, “To The Christian Nobility of the German Nation”

Come and see us at our booth in the Exhibit Hall!

• The ELCA affirms the universal priesthood of all its members. • The ELCA commits itself to equipping and supporting all its members for their ministries in the world and in this church. • “We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here.” • “We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.”

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