Tis the season to train our leaders, I guess. Because that’s what I’m spending most of my time doing lately.
I just got back from a rewarding weekend in Oskaloosa, Iowa where my dad and I did our NEW BREED training workshop together for pastors, youth workers and volunteer managers in the greater Iowa area. Great people! It was a blast spending a whole day helping these leaders think strategically about mobilizing the 21st Century Volunteer. We got some great feedback from the group; they seemed to walk away with a ton of great ideas for recruiting, managing and training volunteers.
I really enjoy training pastors and youth leaders. I get to turn around in a couple of weeks and do my CONNECT workshop at a huge Youth for Christ conference near the coast of Maryland. Then I’ll do my parenting workshop a couple weeks later at a church in South Bend, IN, and again a month later in NJ.
Here’s a peek at my speaking/training schedule so far for this year:
Jonathan will be speaking or training
at the following locations:
January 8-9, 2010 (Nashville, TN)CONNECT Training Workshop, Our Savior Lutheran Church
January 16-17, 2010 (Beckley, WV)Youth Ski Conference, CTI Group Adventures
February 5-7, 2010 (Dallas, PA)Junior High Winterblast, Camp Orchard Hill
February 26- 28, 2010 (East Troy, WI)Timberlee, WinterXtreme
March 6, 2010 (Oskaloosa, IA)
March 26-28, 2010 (Baltimore, MD)Keynote Speaker, Impact 2010
April 10, 2010 (South Bend, IN)Preach/Parent Workshop, Trinity EV FREE Church
April 17, 2010 (Saint Louis, MO)Faithfest 2010, St. Louis network of churches
May 15-16, 2010 (Jackson, NJ)Youth Rally, Preach, Parent/Youth Worker Workshop
July 11-16, 2010 (Hordville, NE)Covenant Cedars Bible Camp, Summer Camp
October 2-4, 2010 (San Diego, CA)Training Workshops, Youth Specialties National Youth Workers Convention