Lent Speakers – Presented by CYF Ministries

Wednesdays, March 9 – April 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

You are invited on Wednesdays for a series of amazing speakers aimed at middle school, senior high, parents/guardians, and other adults in the congregation/community.

  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Speaker in the Worship Space
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Small Group Discussion Time
    Confirmation will meet in regular small groups with guides.
    Senior High will meet in the Nursery.
    Parents/Guardians will meet with Leisha, CYF Innovator, in the Gathering Space.

7:00-7:30 p.m. – Holden Worship in the Worship Space

  • March 9 – Finding God in the Midst of Storms
    Speaker: Tiger McLuen, Executive Director of Youth Ministry Consultants
    Tiger has a unique perspective on leadership as he has served in the church, was an instructor at two seminaries, led Youth Leadership for 29 years and is a nationally known speaker and teacher.  Tiger will be speaking to us about faith when life hands you tough stuff.
  • March 16 – Protecting My Online Footprint
    Jacob Wetterling Resource Center’s Zero Abuse Project
    Teens will learn about the importance of making healthy choices online. Online risks and dangers will be discussed so youth are aware of behavior that should trigger warning flags. Risky behaviors of peers, including sexting and cyberbullying, will also be covered. The presentation also talks about positive ways that the Internet can be used to advocate for each other. This training is designed to empower teens and give them tools to make healthy decisions as they gain independence.
  • March 23 – Returning
    Danielle Tietjen, Writer, Creator, Traveler, Storyteller
    Dani speaks under the believe that she, along with all people, is a work in progress.  She will be speaking on “Returning”.  She will talk about nurturing an open spirit that allows us to move away from fear and return to love.
  • March 30 – Anxiety, Stress & Coping
    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
    This is a presentation that talks about what anxiety and stress are and where they come from. Youth will practice coping strategies for stress as well as learn the difference between positive and negative coping strategies. They will also learn the warning signs of an anxiety disorder and where to go for help.
  • April 6 – Following God’s Call
    Shadrack Stryker
    Shadrack comes to us with a powerful life story of overcoming obstacles and following God’s call… from Liberia to Minnesota!