FEB Youth hosted their 5th annual Youth Ministry Summit in April in Cambridge where 200 youth pastors and youth leaders gathered to be equipped, encouraged, and celebrated.
Main stage sessions were led by Kurt Johnston (Saddleback Church), Ryan McDermott (Christ Fellowship, West Palm Beach), Jeff Wallace (Student Leadership University), Ellen Duffield (Muskoka Woods), and our own Jeremy Best. Plus there were fun elements - Archery tag, Laser tag, and a trailer full of video games! Videos were shown before each session featuring the story of a youth pastor or youth leader from one of our churches.
Jen Outhouse, Youth Director (Greenbelt Church, Ottawa) attended with 3 team members. They appreciated the quality of speakers and felt very encouraged and affirmed. Jen said that it was very good for new volunteers, especially for those who are transitioning from being a member of the youth group to being a leader.
Overall, the conference was a great success and we look forward to our 6th YMS in 2018!