Dwell 2017:
A Youth Leaders Training Event

Saturday August 19th, Ridley College

Dwell is a new initiative from VCYC to further our vision to enhance your local youth ministry.  Dwell is an event for you, your team and anyone interested in youth ministry to be encouraged and practically equipped. The day will be focussed on how the Bible can shape ministry practice and be taught clearly and effectively to youth.  

Our keynote speaker is Graham Stanton, lecture in youth ministry and practical theology at Ridley College.  Graham has a long history in youth ministry including over 10 years at Youthworks College in Sydney.  Graham will also be leading a seminar at Dwell 2017.  

There will be interactive seminars to help you integrate the Bible into different aspects of your youth ministry.  You will also have opportunities to network with other youth groups from across the state, pray together, and ask questions of a panel.

When?     10am-3:30pm  Saturday 19th August (including lunch)
Where?       Ridley College (170 The Avenue, Parkville)
How?           Registration Opening Soon

This event is in partnership with the Centre For Biblical Peaching & Ridley College.

What happened last year?

Dwell 2016 Seminars:

Passing on the Word: developing an evangelistic culture in your group
Chris Swann

In this seminar, you will explore the Bible's promise that the word of the gospel is able to evangelise and disciple people. You will consider how this promise can help you develop a culture of evangelism in your youth ministry. And you will plan some achievable steps towards implementing it in your context. 

Giving A Youth Talk
Mike Raiter 

People like to listen to talks. Youth like to listen to talks. Youth even like to listen to talks from the Bible.  But these talks are not boring or fail to be relevant to their lives. This seminar will be full of practical advice on how to present and deliver a youth talk. We’ll look at how to give a bible talk to youth that is faithful to God’s Word, points them to Jesus, and keep them listening.  

Imagine That! Teaching the Bible with non-Christian youth
Graham Stanton

Alongside the need for jargon-free vocabulary and up-to-date pop-culture references, this seminar will work on connecting with adolescent identity formation by adding some imagination to how we preach the gospel with young people.

Word In Song
Andy May

Music Ministry that God is pleased with is based on truth that matches reality.   This seminar will help you to develop a music ministry that engages youth with God's truth in a passionate, authentic way rather than one based on performance.  

Flipping Your Youth Ministry: When Friday Nights Don't Work
Adam & Heather Cetrangolo

School. Family. Sport. Church. Friends. Maybe even part time work. Youth lead jam-packed lives. And this can make it extra-challenging to teach and disciple them with a traditional Friday night term time program. At St Cath's Caulfield South, Adam and Heather Cetrangolo have developed a unique Youth Ministry School to make school holidays the centre of gravity for youth ministry. Come along and think creatively about how you can teach the Bible to youth.