Simply because we want Open to be unbelievably and extraordinarily AWESOME, we added an extra pre-conference last year that couldn’t have gone better! Because of that, we’ll be doing it again on Friday, February 6th. The pre-conference will start with some training intensives in the afternoon with the first from 1:30pm-3:30pm and the second from 4:00pm-6:00pm. After that, we’ll have dinner together from 6:00-7:00pm and then have a time of worship and a devotional from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Oh, and did we mention that this is all INCLUDED in the $25 cost for Open Boston!
Part of Open Boston is the chance to support a ministry that is doing some really awesome things. We’d love to hear from you who you think that organization should be this year. Click the link below to nominate an organization and our team will choose one to receive 34% of all of the Open proceeds.
Open is all about finding new voices from those who are in the trenches working with youth and their families. If you work for a church, are a social worker, counselor, teacher…or any other field that works with teens, submit a speaker proposal today! The submission deadline is November 1st, 2014.
Part of the theory of the Open events is that some of the best ideas in youth ministry come from everyday youth workers who are in the trenches of ministry. Thus, Open Boston has been purposefully designed for interaction.
Each session will run 45 minutes and speakers will have the choice to teach interactively for that whole time or limit themselves to 30 minutes and provide questions for small group discussion for the remaining 15 minutes.
You won’t just be coming to hear some great ideas from our AMAZING speakers, but you will be coming to share some of yours as well!
Open Boston is a one-day event for adults who minister to teenagers. Whether you work or volunteers with teenagers in a church, parachurch, school, clinic, after school program, sports team, or are a parent: If you minister to teenagers than this day is for you!
Open Boston is unlike most youth ministry training events. We believe that innovation happens on the front lines with people who spend their day-to-day lives enwrapped in the daily lives with teenagers. We’ve asked our presenters to bring what’s really working in their context to Open Boston. Our hope is that when you spend a day hearing from a wide variety of fellow Christians that you’ll connect your context to something you hear, giving birth to innovation in your ministry.
Since colonial times, New England has been held in high international regard for its industry, technology, and spirit of inventiveness. Historically, the Boston area is among the most innovative locales in the region. “Yankee ingenuity,” a term that strongly evokes the New England character, reflects traditions of invention and craftsmanship that emerged in and around Boston over a period of more than three centuries. ~ Kenneth R. Manning
Awesome youth ministry training for an unbelievable price!