This upcoming week is National Youth Workers Conference and Extended Adolescence Symposiums
NYWC and Extended Adolescence Symposium
This week is a pretty exciting week for 2 reasons.
(1) National Youth Workers Conference
is in the ATL. So stoked to connect with old friends and make new friends. If you will be around hit me up @jeremyzach
. Our Orange team will also be chilling at the XP3 Students
booth in the exhibit hall. Reggie Joiner is speaking on main stage on Friday afternoon. If you are a youth worker thinking Orange I would love to meet you and hear what you are doing in your student ministry context.
(2) Extended Adolescence Symposiums
The boys (Marko
and Adam Mclane
) at the youth cartel are putting on a symposiums (between Dr. Arnett and Dr. Epstein with Dr. Kara Powell
as the host) to employ the questions of: what if everything we know about the adolescence brain is wrong? and what does this mean for the future of youth ministry?
Dr. Arnett is with the majority who believe that the reason that adolescents are so dangerous and need to be guarded is because their brains aren’t fully formed. Dr. Epstein argues that this is ridiculous and reminds us that we argued the same thing for African Americans 50 years ago.
To read more about the Symposium or if you want to attend click here
I have been a bad blogger because of my inactivity. I am currently re-designing my website and getting settled in my new role at Orange and in my new home in Atlanta.