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The Well – For Local Church Next Gen Ministry Leaders

May 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Dear Youth Workers and Children’s Workers –

I’m so grateful for your ministry with the next generation. I’m thankful for the gifts you bring and the time you invest in this kingdom work.

I have always believed that getting together for short times of equipping and encouraging can make a huge difference in our ministries. If nothing else, it’s a great opportunity to invite a couple folks from your leadership to take a short trip and talk about ministry in your specific context.

You’re invited to join me at The Well this spring, a seminar for youth workers and children’s ministry leaders on Saturday morning, May 4, 2019.

I hope to see you!

In Him,

Tim Price





The Well has been in existence since 2005 as a way to help equip and encourage those who work with the next generation in local churches. For the spring of 2019, we are hosting the event at Centenary UMC in Effingham, IL. Register Today!



Dr. Hal Hamilton from Tulsa, OK will be here to share with the group.

Hal is a 33 year veteran of local church youth and college ministry.  Along the way, he has done a little writing, coached high school basketball and taught youth ministry classes at Oklahoma Wesleyan.  He had led over 60 short term mission trips.  He recently transitioned to a new role and now he serves as the Director of Mobilization for Cornerstone, International.

Hal has been married to Annamarie for 32.5 years and he has five children under the age of 30 and two grandchildren.  They live in Sand Springs, OK where they can watch the sun set over the Arkansas River every night.

Hal has his BA from Asbury University, his MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and a DMin in Youth, Family and Culture from Fuller Seminary.   He is a certified Sticky Faith trainer and a UMC deacon.  His ministry is mentioned in the book Growing Young and in Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, both of which were produced by Fuller Youth Institute.



The Well – Youth and Children’s Ministry Leader Training |Saturday, May 4 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hosted in Effingham, IL (Centenary UMC, 203 E Grove Ave, Effingham, IL 62401)

8:30 – Check-In

8:50 – Opening Worship

9:00 – Opening Session (Discipleship:  Jesus said, Go into all the world – Why Isn’t It Working? With Hal Hamilton)

9:50 – Break

10:00 – Electives

Life Changing Mission Trips - From Prep to Post Evaluation - Hal Hamilton 
Building A Culture Of Volunteer Recruitment - Tim Price 
The Bridge Years – Ideas For Ministry With Older Children (4th & 5th) - Jessica Baldyga
Games for Children and Youth Ministry - Curt Franklin 

11:00 –  Electives

Tightrope Of Adolescence: How The Church Can Help - Hal Hamilton 
Games for Children and Youth Ministry - Curt Franklin 
Creative Ways To Enhance Student Ministry With Your Phone – Jessica Baldyga 
Strategies & Ideas For Local Church Children’s Ministry -  Tim Price 

11:50 – Concluding Remarks and Closing With Hal Hamilton Q & A

12:30 – Conference Concludes

A quick lunch will follow the conference and participants are welcome to visit a while afterward!




Tim Price and Clint Benesh will lead a brief, acoustic time of worship for the morning. Tim serves as the Harvest Ministry Director and Clint has been a part of conferences and events for several years. We’re looking forward to meeting and connecting with you as we host this event for large church youth workers!




$29 per person – Register before April 2

$39 per person – Register before April 26

add $10 dollars at the door registration.

Eventbrite - The Well - For Local Church Youth and Children's Ministry Leaders and Volunteers (Springfield, IL)
You can also call the Harvest office to register for The Well -618-541-8291.



The Well will be hosted at Centenary in Effingham, IL (203 E Grove Ave, Effingham, IL 62401).



Harvest Conferences is an extension of Harvest Ministry based in Troy, IL which has been in existence since 1996 with a mission to equip leaders for ministry and provide a resource for the church. We send teams to lead in worship for youth camps in the summer. During the school year, we host weekend conferences and training events through partnerships with area churches. Harvest stands on the Great Commission, the Great Commandment, and the Apostles Creed. [fine print] We reserve the right to change the schedule. We can’t take responsibility for every word spoken by outside presenters and speakers training events. By attending Harvest Conferences, you give permission to have your physical representation photographed/videoed. In the event of an event cancellation, we will make refunds. If the participant needs to cancel an event does happen, we cannot refund the registration fee, unless it’s the case of extreme emergency. 

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Tim Price is the Director of Harvest, which is a 501 c3 non-profit organization. More about Harvest can be found using the links below:


May 4, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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