Back 2005, Hal Hamilton and I connected to develop a conference for youth workers. The Well was born and over the last 14 years, hundreds of youth workers have attended The Well representing many different churches and denominations. Our original goal for The Well was to go to where youth workers were – hosting small group settings in various towns / cities around the state of Illinois. We have hosted The Well in approximately 85 different churches over the years with many different speakers and presenters.
I’m thankful for the moments when we are inspired with a new idea that helps move the needle of kingdom ministry. The Well has been one of those.
In about a month, we are offering two events and we’ve invited Hal Hamilton back (from Tulsa, OK) to share during them.
THE WELL – TROY (MAY 3)
The first one is Friday, May 3 from 9:00 – 12:30 pm in Troy, IL. The specific focus of this event is to share with youth workers from larger churches. I know that a relative term, but if you are on staff in student ministry (or if you are paid in this role) it’s like you are from a larger church. Even if you don’t feel like you are from a larger church, but would like to glean ideas and thoughts about building a stronger framework of leaders and a more pointed ministry to teenagers, you’re invited to register and attend.
After the seminar, we will have lunch together to visit and connect.
THE WELL – EFFINGHAM (MAY 4)
The second event is The Well in Effingham, IL. This particular event is held on a Saturday morning from 9:00 – 12:30 for the purpose of reaching paid, part-time and volunteer youth and children’s ministry leaders. Hal will be the featured speaker during this event on the topic of “Why Discipleship Doesn’t Seem To Be Working In Our Student Ministries.” In addition to the main talks, we will have breakout electives. Following the seminar, we will have lunch together. If you are serving in student ministry or children’s ministry in any capacity, you’re invited to register and attend this event. If you are leading a team of folks, you’re invited to bring as many as you can with you!
Growing up, I had some incredible children and student ministry leaders that spoke into my life and I’m praying for the opportunities to help equip and encourage those in the trenches for more effective ministry!
If you have any questions, contact me!
Tim Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)