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Bulldog Youth Experience & Youth Worker Convo

September 26 2015 - September 27 2015   |   Location: TLU Campus

Bulldog Youth Experience Information     |    Youth Worker Convo Information

Bulldog Youth Experience

High school youth are invited to join us for a fun-filled experience of life at TLU! Led by Pastor Kara Stewart and the student leaders of Campus Ministries, you will explore creative worship, meaningful small group Bible study, new prayer practices, and campus life. Most of all, you’ll experience what our students know: TLU is a community of learning and a community of faith where you can develop your passions and find your purpose. Bulldog Youth will spend the night in the chapel, with meals provided at Hein Dining Hall. 

Cost

$50 per person, includes overnight housing, 3 meals and all snacks, all program activities, and admission to the football game. 

Registration

Register for both the Bulldog Youth Experience & Youth Worker Convo at once and as a group or individually. Payment is accepted in the form of e-check and credit card through our safe and secure payment form.

Registration Deadline: September 15

Registration form coming soon!

Contact

Becky Hruza
TLU Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant 
830-372-8160
rhruza@tlu.edu

Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

9:30 – 10:00: Registration, Chapel of the Abiding Presence

10:00: Opening worship, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. Celebrate God’s presence with our Chapel Band and Pastor Kara, and offer your prayers and praise.

10:30: Small-group Bible study. Get to know your counselor and your small group, and discover the gifts God has given you.

12:00: Lunch, Hein Dining Hall. A buffet of choices that students enjoy every day is open to you.

1:00: Rec time, Gymnasium. Get to know your fellow Bulldog Youth and explore the campus with a scavenger hunt.

2:30: Servant project, LULAC Garden. Use your skills to help grow our community garden and support people in poverty in Seguin.

4:00: Visit to the Bookstore

4:45: Dinner, Hein Dining Hall. More choices, expanded selection for the evening meal at Hein.

6:00: TLU football vs. Southwestern Assemblies of God, Football Stadium. Join us to cheer on the Bulldogs to victory!

9:00: Variety Show, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. Bring your instrument, your poetry, your jokes to share as we join in what TLU students call Coffeehouse. All acts are welcome!

11:00: Small group check-in, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. Close the day with devotion and prayer, and reflect on how God has been present with you this day.

12:00: Lights out 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

8:30: Wake-up call

9:00: Breakfast, Hein Dining Hall. Enjoy a Sunday morning breakfast buffet.

10:00: Small group check-in, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. Make a commitment to pray for your group members as you return home.

10:30: Messy Church. Experience worship like never before! Songs, skits, videos, with activities that enable you to respond to the message of the day: crafts, journaling, painting, praying. We finish worship with the meal that Christ invites us all to share, and go out nourished to be God’s change agents in the world.

12:00: Farewell, Bulldog Youth! 

WHAT TO BRING

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • A light sweater or jacket (for well air-conditioned buildings)
  • Sleeping bag, pillow, optional air mattress or sleeping pad
  • Toiletries
  • Bible
  • Your instrument, music, poetry, skits – something to share at the Variety Show
  • Your phone or other personal electronic device – to use for the Scavenger Hunt 

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YOUTH WORKER CONVO 

Join your high school youth for a trip to TLU for an enriching educational experience designed just for adults who work with youth. Dr. Andrew Root, professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, will challenge you to focus more on relationships with young people rather than programs. The Youth Worker Convo will include worship and meals with the Bulldog Youth, but will have separate presentations from Dr. Root and opportunity for small group discussion of the implications for your own ministry. Youth Workers will be housed at the LaQuinta next to campus, with meals provided at Hein Dining Hall. 

COST

$150 per person, includes overnight accommodations at LaQuinta, double occupancy, 3 meals at Hein Dining Hall, all program materials, and admission to the football game. 

Registration

Register for both the Bulldog Youth Experience & Youth Worker Convo at once and as a group or individually. Payment is accepted in the form of e-check and credit card through our safe and secure payment form.

Registration Deadline: September 15

Registration form coming soon!

Contact

Becky Hruza
TLU Campus Ministry Administrative Assistant
830-372-8160
rhruza@tlu.edu

Featured Speaker

Andrew Root

Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN

Andrew Root, PhD (Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Olson Baalson Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is most recently the author of Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross (Fortress, 2014) and Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker (Baker, 2014). He has also written The Relational Pastor (IVP, 2013) as well as a four book series with Zondervan called A Theological Journey Through Youth Ministry (titles include Taking Theology to Youth Ministry, Taking the Cross to Youth Ministry, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry, and Unlocking Mission and Eschatology in Youth Ministry). In 2012 his book The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry (with Kenda Creasy Dean, IVP, 2011) was Christianity Today Book of Merit. He has written a number of other books on ministry and theology such as The Children of Divorce: The Loss of Family as the Loss of Being (Baker Academic, 2010), The Promise of Despair (Abingdon, 2010), Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation (IVP, 2007) and Relationships Unfiltered (Zondervan/YS, 2009). Andy has worked in congregations, parachurch ministries, and social service programs. He lives in St. Paul with his wife Kara, two children, Owen and Maisy, and their two dogs. When not reading, writing, or teaching, Andy spends far too much time watching TV and movies.

Follow him on Twitter @RootAndrew or on Facebook.

SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

9:30 – 10:00am: Registration, Chapel of the Abiding Presence

10:00: Opening worship. Celebrate God’s presence with our Chapel Band and Pastor Kara, and offer your prayers and praise with Bulldog Youth.

10:30: Session One, Tschoepe Hall, Dunn Conference Center. Andy Root opens the Convo with an introduction to relational ministry.

12:00: Lunch, Hein Dining Hall, with Bulldog Youth.

1:00: Session Two, Tschoepe Hall, Dunn Conference Center. Andy Root continues the discussion of current trends in youth and family ministry.

2:00: Small Group Discussion, Tschoepe Hall, classrooms. Sort through your learning with fellow youth workers and discuss practical application of Dr. Root’s ideas.

3:00: Session Three, Tschoepe Hall, Dunn Conference Center. The last of Andy Root’s presentations.

4:45: Dinner, Hein Dining Hall, with Bulldog Youth.

6:00: TLU football game vs. Southwestern Assemblies of God, TLU football stadium. (optional)

9:00: Variety Show with Bulldog Youth, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. (optional) 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

9:00am: Breakfast in Hein, with Bulldog Youth.

10:00: Small Group Discussion, Chapel of the Abiding Presence. With your small group, make an action plan for taking your new learning home and applying it to your practice of youth and family ministry.

10:30: Messy Church. Experience worship like never before! Songs, skits, videos, with activities that enable you to respond to the message of the day: crafts, journaling, painting, praying. We finish worship with the meal that Christ invites us all to share, and go out nourished to be God’s change agents in the world.

12:00 Farewell

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