Journal of Youth Ministry
AYME Members Only Area
Dallas Conference 2012
Dallas, Texas, October 20-22, 2012 with the theme of
Complex Times, Complex Issues in Youth Ministry Education
This year's conference will be held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas from Octboer 20-22. Plenary speakers Diana Garland, Michael Mata, and Mark Yarhouse will challenge us to consider how to best prepare our students for the complexities of ministry in the 21st century.
The complexities of life and ministry in the 21st century has hit youth ministry educators square between the eyes. Three of the most challenging concerns for contemporary youth pastors are the family, marginalized youth, and adolescents struggling with sexual identity. Rather than hope that our experience and expertise will best serve this generation of upcoming youth pastors, we thought it best to bring in “experts” in each of these arenas. In addition, we have chosen respondents who will make significant contributions to the conversation, particularly given their experience in youth ministry education. We have also planned for meaningful dialogue throughout this conference, believing that the many voices of AYME have much to contribute.
On Saturday night we will travel together to enjoy a Texas tradition: rodeo! This opportunity to spend significant time with fellow youth ministry educators and leaders continues to be a highlight of our forum. You won’t want to miss this one!
Saturday, October 20
12 – 2 p.m. Arrival, Registration & Welcome Reception
2:00 p.m. Plenary Session #1
“Educating Youth Leaders to Nurture Adolescents and Their Families in Faith”
4:30 p.m. Breakout Session #1
6:00 p.m. Load Busses for Fun Event
11:00 p.m. Arrive back at hotel
Sunday, October 21
9:00 a.m. Worship
10:15 a.m. Breakout Session #2
11:30 a.m. Business Meeting (and lunch on your own)
1:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3
2:45 p.m. SSS: Syllabus Sharing with Snacks
3:45 p.m. Breakout Session #4
5:30 p.m. Dinner at hotel
7:00 p.m. Plenary Session #2
“Training Youth Leaders to Reach Out to Disenfranchised Adolescents”
9:15 p.m. Affinity Groups / Viewing of “Divided”
Monday, October 22
8:30 a.m. Plenary Session #3
“Training Youth Leaders to Engage Adolescents Struggling with Sexual Identity
11:00 a.m. Conference ends
Making It Happen
(Registration deadline is Oct. 10)
2) Make Your Westin Galleria Dallas Reservation
or by calling 888 627 8536. Ask for the “NAPCE/AYME room block” to receive the rate of $129 ($148.35 including tax) for single or double occupancy. The cut-off date is Oct. 3. Price includes internet access and parking
NEED A ROOMMATE?
It is assumed you are staying at the hotel both Sat & Sun nights.)
We have a discount arrangement with Supershuttle.com.
1. Supershuttle.com. (NOT suppershuttle.com)
2. Fill out the info in the box upper left. Be sure and enter AYME1 as the discount code.
3. “Next” takes you to the AYME Welcome page, stating the discount.
4. “Next” takes you to hotel search. Enter GAL
5. “Search” takes you to two pages to choose from. Go to 2ndpage, you will find our hotel, the Westin Galleria as the last option. Push arrow on the right.
6. “Book” as appropriate and proceed to payment.
We have a discounted rate of $14 each way (from either Love Field or DFW) with Supershuttle. com. The group discount code is AYME1.
Spouse Coming Too?
There is no cost for registration. Conference meal package is $90, including Saturday supper (with rodeo entrance), Continental Breakfast Sunday morning, and Sunday dinner at the hotel. Make check payable to AYME, indicate name of spouse and send to Len Kageler, AYME Administrator, 1 South Blvd, Nyack, NY 10960.
Conference Refund Policy: Due to meal contracts we cannot offer refunds after Oct. 10h.
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