YOUTH MINISTRY CONFERENCE
Sept 27 - 29, 2019

Covenant Bay Bible Camp
Pigeon Lake, AB


Come learn and be supported by other youth leaders just like you!

A weekend long gathering of encouragement, networking, and professional development designed for paid and volunteer youth workers in the Evangelical Covenant Church of Canada. It is the desire of the ECCC Youth Ministry Network and Covenant Bay Bible Camp to equip and train youth ministry leaders in their role at the local church. Youth ministry is dynamic and it is important to continually sharpen one's ministry tools as well as add new ones. From practical lessons like organizing and the administration of a youth ministry to staying fresh while serving in the trenches of youth ministry. This weekend is strategically scheduled for the weekend right before the ECCC Pastor and Spouse retreat, to reduce travel cost for some attendees.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Participants will be staying in the NEW Lodge at Covenant Bay Bible Camp! Rooms have one queen bed and bunks. There is a shared washroom and shower. Bedding is not provided, unless requested.

REGISTRATION FEES
Regular Fee: $200
ECCC Leader Discounted Fee: $99
Registration Deadline: Sept. 22, 2019

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with guest speaker NATASHA WESTERHOUD
Natasha Westerhoud was born in Former Yugoslavia and moved to Canada when she was 4 years old. She found herself residing in many of Canada’s provinces but eventually her family settled in British Columbia. She is currently living in Norquay, Saskatchewan and for the past six years has been serving the Norquay Covenant Church as their Associate Pastor. She is a graduate of Canadian Bible Seminary holding a degree in Christian Education and has a certificate in Mental Health Counselling and Life Coaching.
In her 20 years of pastoring her focus has been youth ministry. This includes youth outreach and discipleship, youth missions’ trips, service projects, facilitating fundraisers, organizing youth conferences, teaching bible studies and working with leadership boards, parents and lead pastors. In recent years her ministry focus has been discipling students, sharing the Gospel, cross culture opportunities, promoting fair trade opportunities, leading multigenerational mission’s trips, walking along side women, and pastoral care and mental health counselling. She has a passion for gathering people and over a good cup of coffee loves to hear people’s stories.
She is also one of the two leaders in the Evangelical Covenant Ecuador Missions trips and facilitates trips every second year. Currently Natasha sits on the Evangelical Covenant Church leadership board and The Santiago Partnership board in Ecuador. She also volunteers as a Canadian Crisis Responder for the Kids Help phone line. She is currently finishing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Briercrest Seminary. Some of her accomplishments include being published in a recent book called The Mom Quilt, facilitating workshops in Russia and encouraging others through her Soul Care page and blog.
Natasha has been married for 23 years to a wonderful man, Mike, and has two beautiful children Hana and Eli. Her life is full of adventure and she enjoys camping, riding and being with her family. For her, the key is to live life to the fullest no matter what season God puts you in, never stop learning or growing and always try to meet people where they are at.


Youth ministry conference event is offered in partnership with Covenant Bay Bible Camp.

 

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SCHEDULE

Friday, Sept. 27
5:00 pm Check-in
6:00 pm Supper
7:30 pm Session 1
9:00 pm Snacks and Campfire

Saturday, Sept. 28
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Kindred Groups
10:45 am Seminar
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Kindred Groups
2:00 pm Free Time and Activities
(Climbing Wall, Canoeing, Biking, Hiking, Sports Equipment available.)
5:30 pm Supper
7:00 pm Session 2
8:30 pm Snacks
9:00 pm 9 Square

Sunday, Sept. 29
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Kindred Groups
10:45 am Session 3
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Departure

If you need to stay an extra night you may do so. Please let us know when you register.