Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Christian Writers Conference

I don't want to look like a conference junkie, but I thought I point this one out to you all. I looks pretty cool. It's run by CASE (Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education), and consists of two days for Christian writers to both learn new skills and refine those they already have. Karen, a good friend of mine, and an editor for Matthias Media gave me the heads up. If she's keen, I'm sure it will be quality.

Anyway, if you want to get more info from CASE about the conference drop in here.

National Youth Affairs Conference

The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria is hosting the first Austrailian National Youth Affairs Conference in eight years. It is a secular gathering, but I am seriously thinking of going.
Are there any other Christian youth ministers out there planning to attend? Has anyone been to previous conferences, and what where they like?

Introducing Tim Roediger

I'm Tim. This project is the brain child of Dave and myself, but it is our hope that others will be joining us shortly.

I am a Christian, and have been all my life thanks to the grace of God, and the blessing of wonderful Christian parents.

I am married to a wonderful woman called Liz, and we have a one year old daughter Miriam.

I am currently a student at Moore Theological College, but only for another four weeks. Shortly after final exams are done, I'm moving to Nowra, a town two hours south of Sydney to work for Nowra Baptist Church.

I look forward to talking youth ministry.

In Touch With Jesus - time.com

This article seems to have some encouraging information about the state of youth ministry in the United States. The time magazine article describes the move from youth ministry "wrapped in pop-culture packaging" to youth ministry that studies the Bible and doctrine.

What do you think? Is this accurate of youth ministry in the USA? Is this accurate with the culture in Australian youth ministries?

(h/t to JT for article)

Introducing David Miers

DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars.

You can find his own blog here.

Contact us

Email youthvanguard@gmail.com

About us

We are a group of reformed evangelical Christians interested in the theory and practice of youth ministry, particularly in the Australian context.

We have observed that youth ministers in general don't write much, and evangelical youth ministers write even less. Thus, our little gathering hopes to teach and encourage each other to write, and to also publish occasionally. This blog is like a sketch-pad where we can try out our thoughts and writing skills on each other and the wider world as they develop.

We look forward to your comments.