The Middle Years Ministry

THE MIDDLE YEARS MINISTRY is a Site Dedicated to Providing Resources, Ideas, and Help to Next Generation Pastors, Leader, Directors, Teachers, Mentors. Our goal is to MEET YOU in the MIDDLE in the Middle Years
, the Pivotal 5th-9th Grade Years. The middle ground between children’s ministry and high school ministry. The age where 85% of people make their final life-long faith decisions.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Next Ministry Conference” (Nov 3rd, Lancaster, Pa)


NEXT Ministry Conference was started in 2012 as an innovative, affordable one-day training for youth and children’s workers, their lead teams, volunteers and key high school students. Since then, NEXT has expanded across the U.S. to 6 locations, including Lancaster Bible College in Pa, on Saturday, November 3rd! 

Expected Lancaster Schedule
8:30 Registration Opens
9:00 Welcome & Worship
9:30 Keynote: Melissa McDonald - Rescuing Kids!
10:15 Workshop 1
11:30 Workshop 2
12:30 Lunch (included in the cost: Chick Fil A)
1:30 Workshop 3
2:45 Worship
3:00 Keynote: Ron Belsterling - Why Youth Ministry?
3:45 Conclusion

Expected Lancaster Workshops: 

  • Dan Istvanik - Middle Years Matter: Keys to Ministry 
  • Len Kageler - Maximizing Volunteer Power 
  • Derek Melleby - Leading on Your Campus 
  • Esther Zimmerman - Helping Children Pray 
  • Rick Rhoads - Soul Care in a Digital Age 
  • Ken Castor - The Changing Teenage Brain 
  • Ron Belsterling - LGBTQIA…XYZ Conundrums 
  • Chris Coakley - YOU’RE FIRED! What Now?!? 
  • Matt Stoudt - Bridging with Other Youth Ministries 
  • Wade Mullen - Abuse in the Church: 3 Key Steps 

COST: With registration prices for our one day event at $25 for adults and $10 for students, not only can full-time paid workers come, but so can volunteers and students. Each location offers a minimum of 18 workshops to choose from focused for elementary, middle, and high school ministry, as well as some focused specifically for high school students. 

REGISTER NOW (for the Lancaster Location) 

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