Sample Schedules

NOTE:

A key component of the YLT is everyone learning a particular philosophy of ministry (POM). That being the case, you'll notice three designations within the sample schedule: Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3+. These do NOT correlate to your years in ministry or your years at your church. They only refer to the number of times you have attended RYM Youth Leader Training. I was in my 8th year of pastoral ministry when I (Michael) first attended YLT and began learning the POM. With each year I attended, I learned more and more about how better to apply the POM (in two distinct churches). While much of your time at YLT will be with the larger group, there will be sessions where folks split up into 2-3 different sections.

YLT Nashville Sample Schedule

Monday

4:00p-5:30p    Registration | Check In
6:00p                Opening Assembly w/ RYM Worship and Sandy Willson sermon #1
8:00p                Prayer Group Leader Meeting
8:00p until      Dessert & Hot Drink Bar | Late Night Hangout

 

Tuesday 

7:30a                Breakfast  
8:30a                Morning Worship   

9:15a                Year 1 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Ministry (POM) - John Stone           
                           Year 2 - Growing in the POM - Les Newsom                                                             
                           Year 3+ - What I’ve Learned About Ministry Part 1 - Sandy Willson                    

10:30a              Break 

10:45a              Year 1 - POM: Church & Family/Covenant Theology - Joey Stewart                   
                           Year 2 - Living the POM - Les Newsom                                                                       
                           Year 3+ - What I’ve Learned About Ministry Part 2 - Sandy Willson                 

12:00p              Lunch & Free Time

2:00p                Year 1 - POM: Presuppositions - Richie Sessions                                                     
                           Year 2 - POM Avenues: Small Groups & Large Group - Les Newsom                  
                           Year 3+ - Leadership - John Stone                                                                             

4:15p                 Evening Assembly w/ RYM Worship and Sandy Willson sermon #2                                                                      5:30p                 Dinner Out
9:00p until       Late Night Hangout

 

Wednesday

7:30a                  Breakfast  
8:30a                  Morning Worship   
9:15a                  ALL - Prayer Groups
12:00p               Lunch & Free Time  

2:00p                 Year 1 - Christ Centered Teaching - Richie Sessions                                             
                            Year 2 - POM: Revisiting Goals & Principles - John Stone                                  
                            Year 3+ - Youth Ministry Think Tank - Michael Hall & Joey Stewart               

4:15p                 Evening Assembly w/ RYM Worship and Sandy Willson sermon #3                                                                      5:30p                 Dinner Out
9:00p until       Late Night Hangout    

 

Thursday

7:30a                  Breakfast  
8:30a                  Morning Worship   

9:15a                  Year 1 - POM: Purpose/Goals/Principles - John Stone                                         
                            Year 2 & 3+ - Building Bridges with Young People - Julie Lowe                       

12:00p               Lunch & Free Time  

2:00p                 Electives: choose 2 of the 5 options; each class is offered twice
                               -Scripture’s Reflection of Body Image - Julie Lowe                               
                               -The Missing(?) Person of Jesus - Robert Row                                 
                               -Conflict Resolution: Improving Relationships with Your Pastor & Session - Jerry Iamurri                                                        -Taming Technology: Guarding from Distraction in Life & Ministry - John Perritt                                
                               -Creating a Culture of Welcome in Your Youth Ministry - Joe Deegan                            

4:15p                  Evening Assembly w/ RYM Worship and Sandy Willson sermon #4                                             
5:30p                  Dinner Out
9:00p until        Late Night Hangout  

 

Friday

7:30a                  Breakfast  
8:30a                  Morning Worship  

9:15a                  Year 1 - POM: One-To-One Ministry, part 1 - Kurt Cooper                               
                            Year 2 & 3+ - How to Help Someone Who is Struggling - Courtney McWhorter  

10:15a                Year 1 - POM: One-To-One Ministry, part 2 - Kurt Cooper
                            Year 2 & 3+ - What should I do? Mental Health First Aid - Courtney McWhorter

11:15a                Final Assembly and Benediction                                                                          
11:30a                Dismissed - travel safely!

YLT Northeast Sample Schedule

Monday
3:30p-5:00p    Registration | Check In @ Hotel (local participants may check in at the hotel or please
                              arrive early to the Opening Assembly) 
6:00p                Opening Assembly: Banquet | Testimonies | RYM Worship | Duffy Robbins 
8:00p                Prayer Group Leader Meeting
8:00p until      PA Dutch Desserts  | Late Night Hangout

 

Tuesday  
8:30a                Morning Worship   
9:15a                Year 1 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Ministry (POM) - Michael Hall
                           Year 2+ - Living the POM - Joey Stewart
10:30a              Break 
10:45a              Year 1 - Covenant Theology and the Implications for Youth and Family Ministry
                           in the Church - Joey Stewart
                           Year 2+ - Growing in the POM - John Perritt
12:00p              Lunch & Free Time
2:00p                Year 1 - POM: Presuppositions - Michael Hall
                           Year 2+ - POM Avenues: Small Groups & Large Group - John Perritt
4:15p                 Evening Assembly: RYM Worship & Duffy Robbins  
5:30p                 Dinner Out
9:00p until       Late Night Hangout

 

Wednesday  
8:30a                  Morning Worship   
9:15a                  ALL - Prayer Groups
12:00p               Lunch & Free Time  
2:00p                 Year 1 - POM: Purpose/Goals/Principles - Joey Stewart
                            Year 2+ - What I’ve Learned About Ministry - Duffy Robbins
4:15p                 Evening Assembly: RYM Worship & Duffy Robbins   
5:30p                 Dinner Out
9:00p until       Late Night Hangout    

 

Thursday 
8:30a                  Morning Worship   
9:15a                  Year 1 - Christ Centered Teaching - Scotty Smith
                            Year 2+ - Stressed Out: Pushing Back On The Epidemic of Teen Anxiety - Walt Mueller
12:00p               Lunch & Free Time  
1:30p                 Electives: attend 1 each "session"
                              Session 1 (1:30-2:30p)                               
                              >Translating Lessons to Life: Making Sure They Hear What You
                                         Think You Said - Duffy Robbins 
                              >Prayer - Scotty Smith

                              Session 2 (2:45-3:45p)
                              >Scripture’s Reflection of Body Image - Julie Lowe
                              >How Youth Workers Can Support Parents - Walt Mueller

4:15p                  Evening Assembly: RYM Worship & Duffy Robbins   
5:30p                  Dinner Out
9:00p until        Late Night Hangout  

 

Friday 
8:30a                  Morning Worship   
9:15a                  ALL - How To Talk About Pornography and Sexuality With Students: Content and Posture -
                              Walt Mueller
11:00a                Final Assembly and Benediction
11:15a                Dismissed - travel safely!