MOMENTUM

Forming Young Disciples

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 
1-5 pm ET | 10 am – 2 pm PT

Forming Young Disciples

Ministry in the post-pandemic Church challenges those who accompany youth to look for new ways to engage and form young people as missionary disciples. Not only will this require alternative strategies and outreach to young people and their parents, but our own journeys will demand that we risk exploring some new paradigm-changing models and methods.

Are you ready for such a challenge?
Join ministry leaders from across the country in this fifth edition of MOMENTUM as we dare to explore the research, practices, and methods that will form young disciples in the decade ahead.

Event Format

You are invited to join ministry colleagues from across the county to examine, discuss, and reflect on the questions above, and more, as we gather for a four-hour virtual symposium sponsored by NFCYM.

All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing post-event

Here’s the overview:

  • Opening Session (1-1:50 pm ET | 10-10:50 am PT) – Keynote and Overview of the TENx10 Project: 3 Big Questions for Forming and Accompanying Young Disciples
  • Breakout Workshops – Session A (2:10-3:00 pm ET | 11:10-12:00 am PT) – Select one of the three workshops (details below) to attend live and join a small group discussion
  • Breakout Workshops – Session B (3:10-4:00 pm ET | 12:10-1:00 pm PT) – Select one of the three workshops (details below) to attend live and join a small group discussion
  • Groups Discussions & Closing Session (4:10-5:00 pm ET | 1:10-2:00 pm PT) – Closing Session Featuring Moderated Breakout Rooms

Book Giveaway!

This weeks winner (9/13) is Stephanie Tierney from the Diocese of Detroit!

Register now and enter into our contest where five lucky registrants will be randomly selected to win a copy of Kara Powell’s newest book with Fuller Youth Institute: 3 Big Questions that Change Every Teenager.

Registration is filling up, so register now to have your name placed into the pool to win this prize! We will be selecting a winner every Wednesday until the day of the event.

Emcees

Ryan Bao

Ryan Bao is the director for youth ministry and confirmation at St. Clare Parish, Santa Clara, in the Diocese of San Jose. He currently is completing his Master of Arts at the Catholic University of America in theology while working as a Project Coordinator for NFCYM.

Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg

Vanesa Zuleta Goldberg is the Digital Content Specialist with NFCYM. She has worked in youth ministry for almost 12 years and has a Master of Arts degree in theology and ministry from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where she concentrated on church ministry and its impact on Latinx youth in the US.

Opening Session

1-1:50 PM ET | 10-10:50 AM PT​

Will be recorded for participants who cannot attend live.

3 Big Questions for Forming and Accompanying Young Disciples

Presented by: Kara Powell, Fuller Youth institute

The teenagers in your life are searching for answers to their 3 biggest questions: Who am I? Where do I fit? What difference can I make? Based on new landmark research from the Fuller Youth Institute, this session gives you and your team practical conversation and connection ideas to assist you in accompanying young people toward Jesus’ best answers for their identity, belonging, and purpose questions.

Kara Powell, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary (see fulleryouthinstitute.org). Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or co-author of a number of books including: 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing With, 18 Plus, Growing Young, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Essential Leadership, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum.” 

Presentation will be followed by presentation on “Making Faith Matter More: Reaching Out to Ten Million Teens in Ten Years – Overview of the TENx10”

Kara Powell
Kara Powell

Breakout Workshops: Session A

2:10-3:00 PM ET | 11:10-12:00 AM PT

Will be recorded for participants who cannot attend live.

Participants can select from one of the three following workshops to attend live, including a Q&A session with the presenter.

Breakout Workshops: Session B

3:10-4:00 PM ET | 12:10-1:00 PM PT

Will be recorded for participants who cannot attend live.

Participants can select from one of the three following workshops to attend live, including a Q&A session with the presenter.

Group Discussion & Closing Session

4:10-5:00 pm ET | 1:10-2:00 pm PT

Will be recorded for participants who cannot attend live.

Participants will gather and then join breakout rooms to share insights gained from the sessions and discuss ways to practically implement the learnings in ministry settings. Finally, everyone will unite once again and our emcees will close us out in prayer. 

Event Cost

MOMENTUM is $35 per person.

NFCYM members get at $10 discount – discount automatically applied at checkout when logged into your member account. 

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Recordings

View all the talks by purchasing the recordings for $25.