Student Ministries: Online Book Study – Starting May 1, 2013

  • Student and College Ministry Youth Workers will be reading 2 books by Mark Oestreicher, Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We Need to Go and A Beautiful Mess: What’s Right About Youth Ministry.
  • Discuss the history of youth ministry and the three significant shifts in youth culture. Having laid this foundation. consider the realities and needs of today’s teens. Then, explore creative and effective ways to minister to students moving forward, including how to apply these ideas to your particular ministry.
  • It is exciting that Marko, the author, has offered to join the study – so come ready to get his input and insights about his books and your ministry!!
  • Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers, for 11 years, 8 years as president. He grew up as an EPC kid, at Ward EPC in the Detroit, MI area. Marko has a long-standing affection and appreciation for the EPC, and is very excited about connecting with EPC youth workers in this book study.
  • The reading assignments are fairly short (about 20-30 pages per week), so everyone can focus on discussion, getting input from Marko and sharing ideas. It is known that many of you have summer trips to plan, so no worries, that is taken into consideration.
  • If you’ve already read the book(s), join everyone for the discussion and practical application.
  • The study begins on May 1st and last 6 weeks; however, you may join the online group anytime and work at your own pace.
  • The cost is FREE – you just need to purchase or borrow the books.
  • Jump on the EPC Community site to check out more details, meet other EPC Youth Leaders and get some quality continuing education in the comfort of your favorite lounge chair.

Here’s how to Join the Online Study:

  1. Go to http://www.epc.socialgo.comand – become a Member of EPC Community
  2. Click on “Not a Member? Sign up Now”
  3. When prompted for an Access Code use: EPC1981
  4. Complete Registration Page by filling in your personal information
  5. When completed click on “Sign Up” link
  6. A confirmation email will be sent to you – Click the link, you will be logged in.
  7. Go to the Group link and Join our YOUTH MINISTRY 3.0 BOOK STUDY group
    (Note: Click on the New Groups link to easily find our Group).

For More Information: Please contact Susan Holland, Student and College Ministries Coordinator, at (734) 838‐6952.

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