Leader Workshops

Junior jam 2014

Workshops will be offered at 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., or 2:15 p.m. You will not need to sign up in advance for these workshops but you can choose which ones to attend on the day of the event. Please check back periodically for updated workshop titles and presenter names.

October 11, 2014

Time
Activity Description
Location

10 a.m.
Attend Junior Jam Opening Program with Students
Chapel

11 a.m.
Leader Welcome
Chapel

11:15 a.m.
Workshops

50 Free (or super cheap) Media Resources, by Ryan Simmons, Numinous Productions
Come have your tool box filled as the presenter hands you tons of great information about where to find free or cheap media resources for your ministry. From videos to photos, editing software, website tools and more, you will definitely find lots of new ways to make your ministry pop, with little to no money required.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 101

New Games, by Joe Valenti, Board Member of Skyview Ranch Camp
Breathe new life and excitement into your junior program.  Brimming with games that have been screened, refined and extensively field-tested by Junior professionals, this hands-on fun-filled seminar with leave you motivated and begging for more when you leave. Learn valuable tips on how to present games and how to select activities for your particular students. 
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 102

Gospel-Centered Teaching, by Brandon Waltz, Director of Cedarville University's Production Services Group
Education, which is distinctly Christian, should not just be concerned with making the truth about Jesus clear to the mind, but also about making it real to the heart - connecting the truth about the person and work of Jesus to all of life. In this workshop we will not only think through the importance of putting Jesus at the center of every lesson we teach, but also provide resources on how to do it.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 116

Honoring Christ in the Way We Minister to Children at Church, by Scott Bruns, Executive Director of Scioto Hills Camp
Times have changed and continue to change. Our culture requires us to think differently about how we serve the children in our care. Our desire to "do all to the glory of God" requires us to be professional and "above board" when it comes to child safety in our ministries. This seminar will offer some good advice that matters when working with children. Learn the risks and how to prevent them, the 7 steps in reporting abuse, and the 5 B's for effective ministry. Come learn and share your ideas. Who knows, you might know more than the instructor! But we'll never know if you don't attend.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 117


12:15 p.m.
Lunch in Dining Hall (meal ticket enclosed in leader packet)
Visit the CU Bookstore
 

1:15 p.m.
Workshop with Jesse Joyner (only workshop offered during this time slot)
 
Unlocking Your Creative Potential, by Jesse Joyner, Professional Entertainer
God is the Creator. We are made in His image. That means that we have creative capacities beyond what we can imagine! Join Jesse Joyner in an interactive exploration of the Biblical foundations of creativity and how you can come up with some exciting and creative ideas that you can use in your own ministry context. Get ready to move around and contribute to the conversation. You might even learn something you thought you could never do - like juggle!
Dixon Ministry Center Room 152


2:15 p.m.
Workshops

Church Websites in 2014, by Ryan Simmons, Numinous Productions
During this session, we’ll take a look at website trends, design concepts, social media and how your church website can take advantage of new technology to reach both your church family, and potential visitors.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 101

Recruiting and Training, by Joe Valenti, Board Member of Skyview Ranch Camp
It seems today that even volunteer turnover is at all-time highs, and skilled workers are harder and harder to find. Have you noticed...the best youth workers make thorough preparation, exciting presentations, and make follow-up seem effortless? Whether you're a professional youth leader, a veteran volunteer, or a newbie just told this morning that you are now working with the youth, you can recruit and train a solid team to help you advance the youth ministry as you serve Christ! Come learn practical, down-to-earth pointers that you can use immediately in your church!
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 102

Gospel-Centered Teaching, by Brandon Waltz, Director of Cedarville University's Production Services Group
Education, which is distinctly Christian, should not just be concerned with making the truth about Jesus clear to the mind, but also about making it real to the heart - connecting the truth about the person and work of Jesus to all of life. In this workshop we will not only think through the importance of putting Jesus at the center of every lesson we teach, but also provide resources on how to do it.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies Room 116


3:10 p.m.
Attend Closing Program with Students
Chapel