Faith and Adolescence

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The Church in NZ has struggled to ‘keep our Teens connected to Faith’ for a long time now. This tour will speak into this challenge with hope and encouragement for parents, pastors, youth workers, and to teenagers themselves. The keynote speaker will be Dr Crystal Kirgiss who is a published author and respected speaker on this subject.

Pastors Seminars

Senior Pastors, Youth Pastors and Family Pastors

2pm-5pm.

$30 investment. Registration required.

Topics:

  • Adolescent Faith Development.
  • Creative ways to present the Bible and Christian faith.
  • Historical Discussion about Teens.

Parents Seminars

7pm-9pm.

$5 door charge (cash or eftpos available)

Topics: The Wonder Years

  • Seeing our teens as “a wonder to behold” rather than “a problem to be solved” or “a stage to survive.”
  • Understanding cultural pressures, neurological development, and a theology of adolescence can reshape our view of parenting teens — which is a sacred task.”

Schedule

Friday 10th May - Auckland

Youth Pastors at Carey Baptist College, 473 Great South Road, Penrose, Auckland

  • 9.30am-3.30pm
    • Topics:
      • Adolescent Faith Development
      • ‘Inklings’ Principles for deep and lasting discipleship
      • Historical discussion about Teens.
    • $25. Registration required.

Saturday 11th May - Auckland North Shore

Venue: TBC

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Sunday 12th May - Auckland

Venue: Glen Eden Baptist Church, 97 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, Auckland

  • Parents Seminar.

Tuesday 14th May - Wellington

Venue: Lifeswitch, 3 Reynolds Bach Dr, Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt 5019

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Wednesday 15th May - Christchurch

Venue: Hope Presbyterian Church, 27 Amyes Rd, Hornby, Christchurch 8042

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Thursday 16th May - Dunedin

Venue: Dunedin City Baptist Church, 19 Main S Rd, Concord, Dunedin 9018

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Friday 17th May - Hamilton

Venue: Fairfield Baptist Church, 1101 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Saturday 18th May - Tauranga

Venue: Changepoint Church, 131 Poike Rd, Hairini, Tauranga 3112

  • Pastors Seminar.
  • Parents Seminar.

Downloads

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Investment

Carey Baptist Seminar

  • $25pp

Pastors Seminars

  • $30pp

REGISTER HERE

Parents Seminars

  • $5pp

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Keynote Speakers

Crystal Kirgiss

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Crystal Kirgiss has been working with students for over 30 years, both in public schools, church ministry, parachurch ministry, camps, and the court system. She speaks to teens, young adults, parents, and people of all ages about issues ranging from culture to faith to parenting to literature to C.S. Lewis to the Bible and more. She is passionate about guiding people deeply into God’s word, about helping parents understand their children, about helping teens fall in love with Jesus, about leading people towards a genuine life of discipleship, about reviving passion for good books, and about living life with joy, grace, and enthusiasm.
Crystal has written over 10 books on a variety of topics, was an award-winning newspaper columnist before the era of blogs, wrote two monthly columns for Youthwalk Magazine for 10 years, has been a core writer for various Bible editions (including The Way), teaches writing and literature at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana), and leads WyldLife in her local community (Young Life’s ministry to middle school students). She and her husband Mark, a veteran youth worker, have three grown sons. Crystal was appointed as Vice President of Global Discipleship for Young Life in July 2018.

Mark Kirgiss

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Mark Kirgiss has been ministering to adolescents and young adults for over 33 years. He has been in vocational youth ministry for 28 years. During the past 14 years, he has trained, mentored, and equipped hundreds of college students (Purdue University, Indiana) to do youth ministry with middle school and high school students. He aims to help all his college-aged leaders develop a vision for ministry that they will take with them into whatever vocational context they pursue. He’s committed to replacing the term “volunteer” with the title “youth leader” or “ministry leader.” He currently serves as a Senior Area Director for Young Life.

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