While the main emphasis of Momentum Youth Conference is students in the 7th-12th grades, there are opportunities for adults who wish to attend. Special tracks for youth workers, young adults, parents, and college-age ministry leaders are included in the Momentum registration and are also available at a small fee to Pittsburgh area residents and others who are not registered for the conference.
Momentum will be held July 13-19 at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Youth Worker Trax will be led by Mel Walker, Tim Ahlgrim, and Cheryl Fawcett of Vision For Youth. These special seminars are for lay youth workers and first-time full- or part-time youth pastors. They’ll discuss training volunteers, characteristics of students, discipleship, and more.
Fusion, a program for young adults (college through 24 years of age), will equip participants to disciple a young person and equip others. It will help individuals discover and use ministry skills to be on mission at home. Fusion registrants will enjoy much of the same programming as student attendees, but will have their own morning training time, ministry outing, and a separate schedule after the last main session. Bob Hetzler oversees Fusion programs.
Parents or other adults may participate in Generations, a series of events that allows them to experience God along with their students. Programming for
Generations includes a special luncheon for fellowship with other adults and daily training by relevant, dynamic speakers.
A day-long seminar on Saturday, July 18, will cover topics such as age group characteristics, rules, why a church youth ministry is needed, issues with siblings, and more. The sessions will be led by Vision For Youth staff.
Leaders of college-age ministries will learn how to reverse the trend of students leaving the church when they graduate from high school. Chuck Bomar, founder of College Leader, an organization focused on training those in the trenches of college ministry, will guide these sessions.
Chuck is unique in that he not only understands the college culture but remains strongly biblical in his approach to reach and disciple college-age adults. He will lead a one-day regional training seminar for leaders of college-age ministries on Friday, July 17, during Momentum Youth Conference.
For more information on any of these events, go to buildmomentum.org.