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Below, you'll find information about our new search for our next Executive Director and information about how you can get a $50 discount when you register for the NEXT Church 2020 National Gathering!

PYWA & NEXT Church

In partnership with NEXT Church, PYWA is excited to be able to bring our fellow youth-workers a much-deserved discount for this year's conference in Cincinnati, OH. Register by October 30th using the discount code: YouthLeader50, and get $50 off your early-bird registration!

We will be there to give away swag, sign folx up for membership, and hang out. We are also sponsoring workshops and hosting gatherings of our own and in partnership with Montreat! Here's a look at what we'll be doing at NEXT this year:

The NEXT Generation of Youth (workshop) with Shelley Donaldson (PYWA Board Co-Moderator), Tully Fletcher (PYWA Board Member), and Amy Kim Kyremes-Parks (PYWA Member) - PYWA is offering this workshop as part of a larger conversation in youth ministry about generational changes, shifts, and ways that it changes ministry as we know it. (Monday afternoon)

The Little Hours of Intergenerational Formation for a Sunday Spirituality (workshop) with Liz Perraud and Jason Santos. This workshop is sponsored by PYWA. (Tuesday morning)

Automated Sin: Being Christian in the Age of Big Data (workshop) with Annanda Barclay. This workshop is sponsored by PYWA. (Tuesday morning)

PYWA is also hosting several Youth Worker meet-ups and conversations!

Youth Leader Welcome Meeting in the PYWA Hospitality Room

Monday 9:00-9:45am

Join us for free coffee, tea, juice and some breakfast pastries! Meet other youth workers and hear about ways to connect during the National Gathering.

PYWA & Montreat Happy Hour in the PYWA Hospitality Room

Monday 5:30-7:00pm

Come grab a drink and connect with others who work with and love youth. All are welcome! Afterwards, for whoever would like to join us, we'll walk over to the Flint Movie screening together.

Flint Movie Debrief for Youth Workers

Tuesday 8:00-8:45am

Join us for coffee, tea, juice, breakfast pastries and a discussion with filmmaker David Barnhart about Tuesday night's film, Flint: The Poisoning of an American City.

Youth Worker Meet-Up Conversation

Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm

Join other youth leaders to discuss what you are hearing at the National Gathering through the lens of youth ministry.

Youth Worker Open Hospitality Room

Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm

Just come and hang out with us! Maybe you want to follow-up with someone you met in a youth worker workshop, or you're just dying to see where we're hanging out. You're invited! We will have snacks and drinks available. 

We'll see you there!

For more information or to register, check out the NEXT Church Registration Page. And don't forget to use your discount code until October 31st when you're checking out at registration: YouthLeader50

PYWA Executive Director Search & Job Description

PYWA is currently searching for our next Executive Director. Please see the job description for more information. To submit your resumé or if you have any questions, please email the search committee ( Resumés will be accepted until the end of September 2019 and begin interviews in October 2019. 

Have you heard about the discounts?! All PYWA members receive special discounts with our partner organizations. Click here to see who we're working with and what discounts they offer!


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