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NextGen Summit
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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King’s Way UMC
2401 S. Lone Pine Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804

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Are you involved in children, youth, college-aged, young-adult, or family ministry? Join NextGen Ministries in Springfield for a one-day conference that’s all about you! On Nov. 9, the NextGen Summit will be a time for staff and volunteers in family ministry to come together to worship, learn and connect. There are over 20 workshop opportunities offered, on a variety of topics relevant to family ministry. All of the workshops offered will be recorded and available as a resource following the event. 




  • Weaving the Story of Faith: Social Media & the Church
  • Discipleship for All Ages
  • Redeeming the Narrative: Leading Youth Missional Communities
  • From Dodgeball to Bible Study: How to Program for Youth Ministry in 2019
  • Level Up: Recruiting, Training, and Empowering Volunteers
  • Combined Ministry AKA Organized Chaos
  • Deciding which Camping Options are Right for Your Church
  • Special Need Youth Strategies
  • What EVEN is Family Ministry?
  • More than "Just Games"
  • How to Start a Young Adult Mentoring Program
  • Intentional Transitions: Helping Seniors Prepare for Faith-filled Life beyond Graduation
  • Mental Health in Youth Ministry: A Practical and Compassionate Approach
  • Walking With College Students
  • Resources for Embodied Christian Sexual Ethics
  • Creating Welcoming Spaces
  • Engagement in Bible Storytelling
  • Classroom Management that Feels Manageable

Event Schedule
  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration Opens- Network/Coffee
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening Welcome with Worship
  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Message
  • 10:30 a.m. – Workshop 1
  • 11:30 a.m. – Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Workshop 2
  • 1:45 p.m. – Workshop 3
  • 3:00 p.m. – Worship
  • 3:15 p.m. – Keynote
  • 3:45 p.m. – Worship and Communion
  • 4:15 p.m. – Prayer Meetings (Optional)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Event Finish