Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth in these formative years. Dr. Walt Mueller, expert in youth culture and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, began the conference with a dive into youth culture and practical ways of engaging that culture.
The sessions for the conference covered topics, such as, mental health and suicide, building a Christian worldview, practical ways of working with church leadership, and other topics. Participants were able to network with one another, share best practices, and engage others in their field. Dr. Mueller concluded the events of the day with insight into how media is shaping the youth of the day.
The youth culture of today is different than previous generations, notably because they have the world at their fingertips. They can be, say, and do anything they want with just a few keystrokes. Teen culture is hard to contend with, and even harder to break through. This generation of young Christians embraces the idea that being young is a strength – they are bold and are true to themselves, making it critically important for them to find their identity in Christ. Ministry leaders, youth leaders, and educators’ prime responsibility is to ensure students know exactly that.
Articles of Interest
29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Students
Published: November 13, 2020
Trailblazer Baseball Hosts Local Student Battling Cancer
Published: April 8, 2020
Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns)
Published: January 26, 2020
Ohio Christian Welcomes David Uhl
Published: January 3, 2020
Ohio Christian Hosts A New Leaf Inc. For Afternoon of Fun
Published: December 17, 2019
Archived Articles of Interest
Community Action Day - It was a GREAT Day!
Published: April 18, 2019
Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success
Published: March 28, 2019
Ohio Christian to host UNALTERED Tour
Published: January 31, 2019
Youth Leadership Conference Focuses on Engaging Youth Culture
Published: January 11, 2019