This year at YNET Conference we will consider what Christ-centred community is and how we can foster this amongst the children, teenagers and young adults we lead. David McDougall will be speaking from Ephesians, while in the evenings Ross Pethybridge will lead us through the practicalities of building Christian community amongst young people.
YNET Conference 2018 will be held at QCCC Mt Tamborine on Friday 4 May to Monday 7 May 2018.
YNET Conference is an initiative of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland and is open to all those in Queensland & beyond involved in gospel-centred ministry to children, teenagers and young adults. It is ideal for teams to attend together for training and encouragement – strong teams and leaders are vital as we hold out the gospel to the next generation.
YNET CONFERENCE 2018 PROGRAM
YNET Conference includes:
‘Sessions’ which include Bible Talks and program supporting the conference teaching.
‘Seminars’ which includes ‘in practice’ discussion of the conference theme.
‘Electives’ where a variety of presenters present on subjects related to ministry to young people.
‘Workshop’ an ‘all-in’ teaching time on a topic.
‘Team Time’ which is space for teams to discuss and digest what they’ve been hearing as they relate to their ministry.
FRIDAY 4 May
6pm Arrive and Register
7:30pm Night Seminar 1 – Ross Pethybridge
SATURDAY 5 MAY
9am Session 1 -David McDougall
10:30am Coffee and Chat
1:30pm Workshop – Carolyn Russell ‘Accidental Counselling’
3pm Team Time + Free Time
7:30pm Night Seminar 2 – Ross Pethybridge
SUNDAY 6 MAY
9am Session 2 – David McDougall
10:30am Coffee and Chat
3pm Free Time
7:30pm Night Seminar 3 – Ross Pethybridge
MONDAY 7 MAY
9am Team Time – Bringing It All Together
10:30am Coffee and Chat
11am Session 3 – David McDougall
12:30pm Lunch & Depart
Not all unity is good (Psalm 1:1), but unity in Christ is precious, blood-bought, and God’s big plan. But to sustain such community is not easy, as the early church discovered. It took four challenging letters to the Ephesian church (Ephesians, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Revelation 2) to move them from theory to practice. We will work through Ephesians to consider the motivation for, benefits and challenges of Christ-centred community.
David currently serves as the senior minister at Hurstville Presbyterian Church in Sydney. He has previously served at Willows Presbyterian and Creek Rd Presbyterian.
Gospel Community has great power as a witness to Christ’s sacrificial love to us, but what will this look like for young people? Each evening we will take time to discuss how we can foster community in our ministry, what this looks like in the context of a church and how we can use our community to point to Jesus.
Ross is the senior minister at Dalby Presbyterian Church.
This elective will explore the following:
• What makes a question good.
• How to design good questions.
• How to create space for children to think more deeply.
• Creative ways to use questions to engage children in God’s Word.
It can be a wonderful experience to be part of a deep Christian youth community. But sometimes the sense of community can be so strong within a youth group that many young people can struggle to transition into the group, or out of the group. In this elective, we will think about how to help young people to build a broader sense of community in the church, so that they can make the jump from childrens ministry to youth ministry, and from youth to the next stage of life in the church.
So how do we help equip the families within our church to share the gospel in these relationships and places.
We’ll be thinking about how we can equip ourselves and our families to think, pray for and to speak to people in their lives who don’t yet know Jesus.
About YNET Conference
We want to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed and modelled to young people because, from little children through to those entering adulthood, they can experience God’s call and a vital relationship with Jesus. YNET Conference exists to provide training for leadership teams of local churches in growing their ministry to young people. YNET Conference is for any leaders involved in Christian ministry to children, teenagers and young adults. It’s a great opportunity to connect with others in similar ministries, be equipped from God’s word, be shaped by experienced practitioners, and be refreshed in gospel service.
A core value of YNET is faithfulness to God’s Word. Each year our goal is to have a trustworthy, dynamic communicator of God’s Word challenge and encourage us to be growing in our likeness to Christ, as well as in ministry to young people.
Electives give you the practical training and theological underpinning that is needed for ministering to young people. Core electives will be available each year and other YNET electives will vary from year to year.
In this session leaders from your church and/or ministry team will get together and talk about the things they are learning at YNET and how they can apply when they get back home.