Youth Leadership Track


Thursday, May 3

Scot McKnight

11 AM - 12 PM

"The Culture Making Youth Leader"

Scot McKnight

Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament

Scot is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament whose writings and presentations always inspire and uplift.

Dr. Les Parrott

12:15-1:45 PM

"Healthy Relationships and the Yada Assessment"

Hosted by Jeff Walling and Jack Williamson

Dr. Les Parrott

Annual Youth Ministry Luncheon

Nationally Known Author and Speaker Les is a New York Times best-selling author and professor of psychology at Northwest University. He founded the Center for Healthy Relationships on the campus of Olivet University and speaks internationally with his wife, Leslie, on marriage and relationships.

Todd Clark

2-3 PM

"5 Ways to Lead Youth For the Long Haul"

Todd Clark

The Slingshot Group, Church Leader Coach

Todd is a passionate, creative, socially savvy, team focused, results driven leader with a unique blend of ministry experience as a youth minister and preacher. His practical wisdom has helped ministries across the country to be more impactful and effective.

David Fraze

3:15-4:15 PM

"Heroes, Hot Tubs, and Headaches: Ready To Use Practical Advice To Survive And Thrive In Youth Ministry"

David Fraze

Special Assistant to the President, Lubbock Christian University

David loves youth ministry and has served as the student ministry leader at the Hills Church in Fort Worth. He teaches youth ministry courses, speaks to youth conferences nationwide, and has spent his life helping teens grow closer to God.