This fall, I’m participating in a series of conferences that Threads is hosting across the country. These are regional events designed to help the church better connect with young adults. Here’s some official copy describing the events:
Are you concerned when you hear reports from LifeWay Research and others showing that today’s 20-somethings are less connected to the church than any previous generation? Do you think to the future and wonder what our churches will look like in twenty years if this large part of the population continues to be disconnected from God and His church?
Threads is passionate about making a difference. We invite you to join us for a regional Connect Conference near you in 2008. You will learn more about young adults, understand some of the many reasons they leave the church and often stay away, network with other leaders in your area and walk away with some do-able next steps and encouragement for your ministry.
Threads is limiting registration for each Connect Conference to 75 people, allowing us to customize the training to the questions on your heart and that face your region, while offering you a more hands-on event experience. This intimate number also provides opportunities for you to engage in discussion with seasoned ministers and best practice leaders in the area of young adult ministry.
All this to say, I’d love to invite you to participate in one of these conferences in your area. You can click here for more information, to register, and see the lineup for each event. You might want to jump on the registration though because it’s limited to 75 participants.
Jason Hayes also works for Threads, and frequently travels and teaches about the nature of young adults ministry. So as a part of the promotion for these events, we filmed a video message of him to go out to several hundred folks, you know, just a 10 second blurb about these conferences. Based on what we came out with, he has now been dubbed Jason “One Take” Hayes.