Youth Ministry Training Event

2014 - TBD


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Full time? Part time? Volunteer? Paid? Underpaid? If you're a Youth Worker of any kind, have we got professional development for YOU?

About the event: To cover the many aspects of youth ministry, our program offers several unique levels of training. Participants who complete the four tracks will be offered Region 2 recognition. For more information contact Pr. Rick Schowalter at or 619-479-1733. We have intentionally planned this event to overlap with Invitation to Service so that you can bring youth and young adults along who are ready to explore their vocation as a Christian and the possibility of ministry in the Church.

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Training event goals:

  1. To enhance the basic youth ministry leadership skills of each participant
  2. To provide youth workers in Region II of the ELCA an affordable and time-efficient program and to create a venue for youth workers in Region II to network and exchange ideas four tracks are available.



Track 1 - Nuts & Bolts:
  • In this track you will learn tools of the trade! Dig into communication, organization and philosophy, OH MY!
Track 2 - Youth Ministry Application:
  • Learn how to use the tools you have! You will learn how to build and mold your youth program.
Track 3 - Spiritual Development:
  • Time to learn about some new tools;
  • Self-care, spirituality, and prayer will give you the break you might not have known you needed!
Track 4 - Finishing Touches:
  • Need More Power? Now you may move on to power tools;
  • Lutheran theology, professionalism, and Resources!

Remember that all are welcome! Whether you attend for the recognition or for the continuing education, the fellowship and networking opportunities are priceless! Power on!


Cost is $200 before July 16, and $225 after. The following is included:

  • The full program and all materials
  • 2 keynote presentations
  • 9 workshops
  • 5 meals
  • 2 nights lodging


Registrations will not be accepted after July 24.

For more information call the Church Relations Office at 805-493-3936 or e-mail

Sponsored by:
The Southwest Youth Ministry Certification Network
Lutheran Retreats, Camps, and Conferences of Southern California
The Invitation to Service and Youth Ministry Training Committees
California Lutheran University

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