National YFM Training

The 2018 National Youth & Family Training will be held Sunday, July 29, 6:30 p.m., through Friday, August 3, 12:00 p.m., at Unity Worldwide Ministries' central office at Unity Village, Mo.

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  • Rev Diane Venzera, MEd, CSE, LUT; ELearning Technologist and Youth & Family Ministry Coordinator, Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Rev Bruce Verkruyse, LUT; Vice President/Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Unity Worldwide Ministries
  • Rev Carrie Kenyon, LUT; Transitional, Employment & Evolving Ministries Coordinator, Unity Worldwide Ministries

Lodging is available at Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, Unity Village, Mo.

Scheduled Topics

The National Youth & Family Ministry Training week is a national training for Unity youth ministry teachers, leaders, sponsors, and directors. It is a 40-hour integrated study that explores who are young people are today and how their spiritual journeys can be empowered by Unity teachings and our Unity communities. How is the power of story able to unlock the potential within each child? What questions live within the learner? How do we use our facility, staffing, and programming to create dynamic ministry for young people?

Topics include: 

  • Creating a Vision
  • Unity Teachings
  • Sacred Safety
  • Ages/Stages of Development
  • Faith Development
  • Building Community
  • Prayer & Meditation
  • Living Curriculum
  • HeartMath
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Teen Empowerment
  • Multigenerational Ministry
  • Connecting with Families

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