When you come to Open Boston, not only will you be getting fantastic youth ministry training and a great chance to network with other youth workers in the trenches, but a portion of your ticket sale will also be donated to a great New England ministry: The Fold Family Ministries.
The Fold Family Ministries provides affordable Christ-centered residential care for up to 25 troubled teens, ages 13-17. We offer a new beginning for both teens and their parents in crisis. Our motto is, “Changing Lives, Renewing Hope, Restoring Families; One Son and One Daughter at a Time.”
Over the years, hundreds of at-risk teens have turned their lives in a new direction, distraught parents have been encouraged and fractured families have been reconciled. Many parents have found The Fold to be the answer to their prayers. Through God’s love and grace, young people formerly headed in a wrong direction have found hope and healing and gone on to successful careers, marriages, families, and life within our communities. Parents who have formerly felt unequipped as role models have learned skills to help them become effective leaders in their homes.
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
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