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January 2018

Dallas, TX: The Rhythm of Youth Ministry

January 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, 75275 United States
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CPYU Associate Staff Dr. Duffy Robbins will be presenting the keynote lecture for the 30th anniversary of the Perkins School of Youth Ministry at SMU. His presentation will encourage youth workers about the big picture and longevity in youth ministry.

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Rome, GA: The Digital Brain: Understanding Technology’s Impact on our Kids

January 24, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Rome GA, 101 East 3rd Avenue
Rome, GA United States
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In a world where kids are interacting with technology and media for more than 7 and-a-half hours a day, researchers are now unpacking how that immersion is shaping the way kids think, read, write, and research. Yes, spending life in front of big screens and small screens is rewiring our kids intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. In this seminar, CPYU President Dr. Walt Mueller will guide you into an introductory understanding of the fascinating and frightening world of growing data on…

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February 2018

Birmingham, AL: Five Pressing Mega-Trends in Youth Culture That Every Youth Worker and Parent Must Address

February 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Asbury United Methodist Church, 35242 Cahaba Valley Road
Birmingham, 35242 United States
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What are the pervasive cultural forces shaping the values, attitudes, and behaviors of students living in today’s world? In this seminar CPYU President Dr. Walt Mueller will overview and critique five of the most powerful cultural realities that are woven in and through the lives of children and teens. Walt will also discuss strategies for guiding students through these forces in a manner that will help you help them flourish by living life to the glory of God and realizing…

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Birmingham, AL: No Parent Left Behind

February 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Oak Mountain High School, 5476 Caldwell Mill Road
Birmingham, AL 35242 United States
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Your kids are changing fast and so is their world. Life as a teenager in today’s world bears little resemblence to the teenage world you once inhabited. If you blink, you might be left behind, forfeiting your opportunity to effectively lead your kids through adolescence and into a healthy, God-honoring adulthood. The No Parent Left Behind seminar gets you started on the journey to understand your kids and their rapidly changing world. No Parent Left Behind includes three fast-paced and…

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Canfield, OH: Hyper Connected 24/7: Kids and Social Media

February 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old North Church, 7105 Herbert Road
Canfield, OH 44406 United States
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What would the children and teens you know do if you asked them to give up their cellphones and Internet connections for a day? It wouldn’t be easy. Our kids are increasingly tethered to their technology, so much so that many experts see cellphones and Internet connections as extensions of their young arms and legs. Because they’re not sure what they’d do without them, it’s our responsibility to teach them how to live life with them. In this seminar, CPYU…

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March 2018

Paradise, PA: Hope and Healing for Broken Kids

March 10, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Keystone Church, 6 Pequea Drive
Paradise, PA 17562 United States
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Brokenness and pain run deep and wide in today's youth culture. Our kids are victims of family breakups, violence, incest, date rape, sexual abuse, and other devastating circumstances. Today's kids are faced with issues of increasing complexity, but ignoring these issues is simply not an option. Working with hurting kids should not be taken lightly. This CPYU one day-training seminar will help you answer the question "What do I do now?" and give you the confidence to listen and respond…

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Fort Wayne, IN: Intentional Parenting – Helping Teenagers to Grow Spiritually

March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 US Highway 24 West
Fort Wayne, IN 46814 United States
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At the end of the day, it isn‘t the church, the youth group, Oprah, Bono or VeggieTales who is responsible for nurturing the spiritual lives of our children. That responsibility is ours; and what a precious, weighty, sometimes exhilarating and sometimes difficult calling it is! But, what does real life discipleship look like in the life of a teenager? Is there really any such thing as a teenage disciple? This seminar presented by Dr. Duffy Robbins offers parents encouragement and…

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April 2018

Fort Worth, TX: Understanding Today’s Youth Culture

April 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001 W. Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76115 United States
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CPYU President Dr. Walt Mueller will present breakout sessions on "Understanding Today's Youth Culture" at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's Youth Ministry Lab.

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East Earl, PA: CPYU’s Celebration Banquet and Auction

April 20, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shady Maple Banquet Center, 129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, PA United States
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Join us in celebrating another year of CPYU's ministry! The banquet theme is "Anchored". The theme verse is "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" - Hebrews 6:19.

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Norman, OK: Born 2 B Wired

April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
McFarlin United Methodist Church, 419 South University Blvd
Norman, OK 73069 United States
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Digital natives. . . that’s who our kids are. Unlike us, they’ve been born into a hyper-connected world filled with things like Facebook, social networking, status updates, tweets, texts, touch screens, and blogging. Technology has not only changed the landscape, it’s changing the nature of growing up. . . which in turn is shaping our kids, including the way they think, talk, and act. In fact, it’s changed your kids from the inside out. Today’s children and teens have been…

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