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Parent, Grandparent, Caring Adult
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Join us for this FREE informative and practical teaching track for parents, youth workers, grandparents, and other caring adults who interact with teens. These tracks will help you to understand and disciple your students in a challenging and changing world. Come to better understand the culture students are bombarded with including sexual confusion, technology, social pressures, and the eroding of a Biblical Worldview.

Included is a key time for questions and answers with top ministry professionals. Leave with practical help on how to reach and impact your Generation Z teens.

UNDERSTANDING AND REACHING GENERATION Z
What do Millennials believe? What unique beliefs do they hold? Come understand the beliefs of Millennials in contrast to other generations, and gain a roadmap for how to best reach, equip, and challenge this generation.


These events are free to attend but do require advanced registration.

Training details

July 10, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lititz, PA
July 13, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Akron, OH
July 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Columbus, OH
July 20, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Goshen, IN

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Schedule

Pennsylvania

July 10

Grace Church,
Lititz, PA


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Brad Deetscreek


break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Jeff Bogue

Ohio

July 13

Grace Church,
Akron, OH


6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Brad Deetscreek

break

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Jeff Bogue

Ohio

July 17

Grace Polaris Church,
Columbus, OH


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Sean McDowell

break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Jeff Bogue

Indiana

July 20

Grace Community Church,
Goshen, IN


6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Brad Deetscreek

break

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Teaching and
Q & A with Jeff Bogue

training track Speakers

Sean McDowell
Speaking at Columbus

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University and he still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike.

Sean is the son of popular apologist and author Josh McDowell and has himself authored, co-authored, or edited over twenty books. He is listed among the top 100 apologists and he graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.

Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences.


Sean McDowell
Speaking at all MOTR locations

Dr. Jeff Bogue is a graduate of Grace College and Seminary. In 1993, Jeff and his wife, Heidi, accepted the position of youth ministers at Grace Church in Akron, Ohio.

After building a successful youth ministry of over 300 youth, Jeff and Heidi accepted the challenge of pastoring a new campus of Grace Church, starting with under 200 people with the support of the Akron Grace mother church. Today, Jeff serves as Senior Pastor, leading nine campuses in 3 different states with over 17,000 people calling Grace their home.

As Senior Pastor of Grace Church and President of Momentum Ministry Partners, Jeff leads a staff of over 150 people to raise up pastors, missionaries, and church leaders to staff ministry workers throughout the Kingdom of God. He counts it a privilege to work alongside this excellent team as well as Grace College in the development of these young leaders.

Jeff has taught at Momentum Youth conference for 20+ years and has authored six books.

His proudest titles are that of husband and father to 5 wonderful sons, one beautiful daughter, and one amazing daughter-in-law. He loves working alongside his family to tangibly express God’s love in ways that make Jesus make sense.


Brad Deetscreek
Speaking at Lititz, Akron, and Goshen

Brad Deetscreek is a graduate of Cedarville University and Grace Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. For the past 24 years, Brad has served thousands of teenagers and their parents. He is the Lead Pastor of Family Ministry at the Bath Campus of Grace Church in Greater Akron.

Brad joined the Grace Church team as its first Youth Pastor nearly 14 years ago, and for the past 7 years, he has led the Family Ministry department, a department with 25 staff, which serves over 1500 people every week.

As he trains and leads the upcoming generation and their families, his passion is for them to run after Jesus as fast as they can.

For the past year, Brad has been the Director of Momentum EDU, Grace College's Youth Ministry Degree. Brad has been a part of Momentum in one fashion or another for the past 34 years.

He is married to the love of his life Tara and they have 4 wonderfully, unique boys. He is passionate about young people and really believes that they can lead now. His favorite past-times include flyfishing, watching sports, running but mostly just being with his family. He loves people and his favorite question to ask is “What do you like to do for fun?”