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YOUTH MINISTRY & TRANSITION WITH BRIAN AABY
Brian Aaby has served in student ministries for more than 25 years. As a natural networker and developer, Brian is thrilled to serve on the as a Senior Associate of Next Gen at Slingshot where he is privileged to partner great pastors and directors with fantastic churches. In addition to serving the local church for 18 years as a youth pastor, in 2008 Brian launched an organization (Youthmark) which branded Mission51— training for the 51 weeks beyond the mission trip. Brian writes (books, articles and blog) and speaks nationally and internationally at camps, retreats and conferences. He loves using his strengths in both strategy and ideation to collaborate with churches and parachurches to take necessary next-steps to excel in ministry.
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meet Jay Higham
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of almost 30 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the Director of Family Ministry at Covenant Community Church, in Wheeling, WV. Jay has been married to Amy for 24 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and connecting and networking with youth workers to help them serve their students with passion and excellence.
Youth Ministry 2027, brock Morgan
"Youth Ministry 2027 asks all the right questions. I’m grateful to have Brock Morgan as a sherpa and cartographer into uncharted territory..."– Mark DeVries, Author of Sustainable Youth MinistryPresident, Ministry Architects.
If you’ve ever felt like a sure-footed model of youth ministry is difficult to grasp as the spiritual and cultural shifts come in wave after wave, you’re not alone. While some sociologists paint a bleak future for the youth of tomorrow, there are just as many signs that point toward hope and revival. Can you spot them? Are you ready for the next shifts and what they will mean for your church? From the author of Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World, this fresh take on the future of youth ministry and what it means for us today serves as both a wake-up call and an encouraging word for the path forward.
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 30 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the director of family ministry at a church, located in West Virginia. Jay has been married to Amy for over 25 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.