Youth Worker Training Events

Youth Leader Training

Youth Leader Training is an affordable, one-day crash course in youth ministry at Trinity UMC in Homewood in August. Focusing on the practical hows and whats of student ministry, YLT brings in the best speakers and theologically trained leaders from our area to provide concrete real world tools for you to improve your church's student ministry now.

Youth Leader Training Headliner

Leneita Fix

Youth Ministry Generational Specialist

Author of No Teenager Left Behind: 10 Hard-to-Handle Teenagers and How to Break Through With Them  and Everybody’s Urban: Understanding the Survival Mindset of the Next Generation 

Leneita specializes in educating youth leaders on generational differences of youth and how to help them grow spiritually and socially. Leneita is passionate about getting Generation Z connected to vocational possibilities, and emphasizes that everyone has a place for ministry, regardless of their vocation and path. Additionally, she teaches that parents and churches have roles in bringing up students and they complement in partnership. Leneita has written studies and curricula for youth, parents, and leaders with Randall House Publishers, YouthMinistry360, Group Publishing, InWord, Download Youth Ministry, parent ministry, and LeaderTreks. She has spoken to national audiences at conferences and churches such as D6, Simply Youth Ministry Conference, Indiana State United Methodist Conference, National Youth Workers Convention, CCDA, and many churches and youth retreats.

Education for Everyone!

Youth Leader Training will host multiple breakouts that cater to your youth ministry's needs and to applicable resources. Breakouts are available for both adult (volunteers and staff) and student leaders! 

Breakouts will feature the following topics:

  • Event Planning & Yearly Calendaring
  • Games
  • Small Church Youth Ministry
  • Compassionate Justice in Youth Ministry
  • Shepherding Students in Crisis
  • Student Leadership
  • And more!

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