YOUNG PEOPLE'S MINISTRY
Youth Leaders Network was established to help connect youth leaders with one another for support, encouragement, prayer and training. It doesn’t matter if you get a paycheck for the ministry you do or not, laity and staff members can all come together to help each other. Working with teenagers has big rewards; however, sometimes it can be difficult. YLN is where you can celebrate or cry out, and we understand it all.
Adults who lead youth often find themselves in particularly difficult situations. When tragedy hits a teen, a community, an area, our state or our country, it affects our youth group. Most of us are not professionally trained counselors and don’t always know what to say or do. However, doing nothing is not the answer. The Youth Leader’s Network has put together a panel of experts: psychologists, behavior specialists, a pastor, a guidance counselor, and a high school principal to talk about how to support teens in the storms of their lives and how to be prepared BEFORE tragedy hits.
This event is for adults who are working with teens or who want to engage in the lives of teens.
Rachel Burns (Northwest region): email@example.com
Curt Campbell (Northeast region): firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Beck (Central region): email@example.com
Chasity Opphile (Southwest region): firstname.lastname@example.org
Char Messenger (Southeast region): email@example.com
Regional coordinators have been put into place to encourage local youth ministries. The coordinators are available to meet on a regular basis with youth leaders, volunteer or paid, and pastors to encourage vital youth ministry through helping with planning, visioning, goal setting, brainstorming and dreaming about how God is calling the local church to be in ministry with teens. They are also in place to help connect youth ministries with one another in order to maximize resources of time, money and volunteers.
Each region is working on creating their own network of Youth Leaders as well.
These five coordinators have over 80 years of combined youth ministry experience and are currently serving local church ministries. Please feel free to reach out individually to them or contact Kaye Wolfinger, Director of Young People’s Ministries to find out more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-499-3972 ext. 116.
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The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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