What is LC?
You are invited to join us March 5-7 in Kansas City, Missouri for NYI Leadership Conference 2017. Leadership Conference is an annual gathering designed to spur dialogue around critical issues, connect Nazarene pastors/leaders with each other, and provide training and resources to empower the church toward more effective evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. This year we are excited to welcome Fuller Youth Institute's Kara Powell and Brad Griffin as they lead conversations around their new research project, Growing Young. Since this conversation has value for the entire church, we invite a variety of pastors and other church leaders to join us as we consider how God is calling the church to (re)engage a younger generation.
The Fuller Youth Institute exists to unleash the potential of young people by helping the church become the best place for young people to grow. Based on FYI's groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15-29 year-olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with ideas, Growing Young outlines 6 essential core commitments that ministry leaders can implement to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.
NAZARENE YOUTH INTERNATIONAL
Leadership Conference has always been an important time for leaders to learn about the current state and vision of NYI. During LC you will have the chance to meet our Regional NYI Council, hear briefly from our Global NYI Director and USA/Canada Youth Coordinator, and get a peek into our upcoming Global NYI Convention in Indianapolis (Summer 2017). This year we have also invited Dr. Joel Thiessen, Associate Professor (Ambrose University, Calgary) and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute, to share some of the work he has done that coincides with our focus around churches engaging young people.
Why attend LC?
This year's LC will move away from the traditional, seminar or lecture format in order to foster meaningful dialogue around the Growing Young project. Join leaders from around the region as we engage in authentic round-table discussion with one another.
LC provides a great opportunity to connect with youth ministry leaders from a diverse range of contexts and backgrounds. Come build relationships with others who share your passion for reaching, involving, and retaining young people in the Church.
This year’s LC will go beyond simply dreaming about how to engage the next generation. You will walk away with practical tools and ideas that can be implemented in your ministry context. Also, every registrant will receive FYI’s new book, Growing Young.
Sunday March 5
Monday March 6
Tuesday March 7
Sheraton Crown Center
2345 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Nightly Rate: $144 + Tax | Parking: $10/Night
Rate offered through February 3, 2017
Reserve a shuttle to and from the KC Airport with SuperShuttle.
Use the code KCL7K for a $30 roundtrip.