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Date: Feb 9, 2019
Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
568 Ryders Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Theme: Replenish
IGNITE Youth Leaders Day is an opportunity for youth leaders across GNJ to come together to replenish their souls and invigorate their spirits. Working in youth ministry is no easy task—it requires sacrifice, a continual outpouring of one’s self, continued prayer and study, and so much more. While the rewards are many and the work is fulfilling, having a safe space for youth leaders to make connections with other youth leaders, voice their concerns, and discuss ways to better serve our youth is necessary. IGNITE Youth Leaders Day is an opportunity to do just that!

The keynote speaker for IGNITE Youth Leaders Day will be Aqueela Ligonde, who serves on the Executive Board of GenOn Ministries, an organization dedicated to intergenerational relationships. She is also a Staff Consultant and Coach with Ministry Architects and Transitional Pastor at Far Rockaway Presbyterian Church. Rev. Ligonde will provide practical techniques to help youth leaders engage their youth more fully while pouring into them and replenishing them on their journey.

Advance: $20 per person. $60 for groups with 3 or more. (3-23 people)
At the Door: $25 per person. Group discount does not apply.

Schedule: Click here for the IGNITE Youth Leaders Day schedule

Speakers Include: Click here for speaker bios

  • Aqueelah Ligonde
  • Dr. Erin Rafferty
  • Catherine Jordan Latham
  • Wes Ellis
  • Trey Gillette
  • Megan DeWald
  • Mecan Payne
  • Erik “Skitch” Matson with Pearl Quick and Jacob Davis

Breakout Sessions Include: Click here for workshop descriptions

  • From Inclusion to Discipleship: Disability and Youth Ministry
  • The Heart of Matter
  • Grief, Grace, and Grit: Doing Youth Ministry When Life Sucks
  • Small Groups, the Foundation of Youth Ministry
  • The Lonely Island: Building/Developing a Youth Ministry Team
  • Prayer in Youth Ministry

Resources: Download, print and share the resources for this event!

  • Ignite Leaders Day Flyer | pdf
  • Ignite Leaders Day Poster | pdf