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Youth Ministry Roundtable

The ECY Department is proud to announce an exciting training opportunity for youth leaders, pastors, and ministry volunteers. ECY is presenting the Youth Ministry Roundtable on Saturday, May 6th, 2017, at Ohio Christian University. The ECY Youth Ministry Roundtable is a training event specifically planned and priced for you and your church.

We have an outstanding lineup of speakers and all new content for the 2017 Roundtable:

Rev. Dan Coy is a youth ministry veteran, and passionate about seeing students commit their heart and life to Jesus. He has trained with and been mentored by leading names in youth ministry like Jeanne Mayo and Bo Boshers. Dan will help you develop your youth ministry paradigm to be successful whether you are in year 1, 5, or 25 of youth ministry or beyond. Dan will also share his passion for helping you develop long-term student leaders and youth workers to coach those students as they lead.

Joe Stafford is a Pastor and Licensed Counselor. Joe will help youth workers and pastors understand how to provide pastoral care effectively to broken students, including knowing when and how a youth worker should refer to a licensed counselor. This session will also include helpful information on the issues of clergy malpractice and knowing your mandatory reporting obligations when there are signs or allegations of abuse.

Chris Johnson (SCD ECY President) and Michael Tipton (General ECY President) will give the 2017 Social Media Update. They will present on some of the latest trends in social media addiction, how social media usage is developing among students, and what new apps your students are using (and what you should know about them). This session will prepare you to pass on helpful information to parents in your church.

This will be a day of training and connecting. Come prepared to discuss, learn, and be challenged with other youth leaders. It doesn't matter if you are a volunteer, part-time, full-time, or somewhere in between: This day will apply to everyone.

NOW AVAILABLE is a link to the live streaming of the Roundtable event for those who are unable to attend in person. The event will be posted at from start to finish.

The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. and conclude by 2:30 p.m. We will spend four sessions developing our ministry skills. The cost is $10 per person, with a maximum cost of $20 per church. Lunch is included. To register, contact the ECY Office by phone at 740-474-8856 or by email at Please RSVP by April 28th!

Click here to download the ECY Youth Ministry Roundtable flyer.


9:00 – Registration & Coffee Bar

9:30-10:20 – Welcome & Session 1 – Effective & Essential Elements of Youth Ministry Programming

10:20-10:30 – Break

10:30-11:20 – Session 2 – Student Ministry & Pastoral Care – Knowing How to Help & Not to Hurt

11:20-12:15 – Session 3 – 2017 Social Media Update

12:15-1:15: Lunch

1:15-2:15 – Session 4 – Building Leaders & Empowering Servants

2:15-2:30 – Wrap-up

If you want to be better equipped for youth ministry and better connected to the CCCU youth movement, this day is for you. Please take advantage of this opportunity to be trained, encouraged, and connected with other youth leaders. We look forward to seeing you on May 6th!

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