Youth Ministry Lab • April 6-7 2018

Family Ministry Speakers

Family Ministry Speakers’ Conference

This conference is designed for those who want to begin or expand their leadership of events designed to impact families. Sessions will specifically relate to those who are invited to travel to other places to speak and lead. The final session will focus on multiplying the number of invitations one receives to travel and speak. Those who complete all five sessions of this training will receive permission to use all family ministry content and event designs developed by Richard Ross.



8:15 pm - Breakout One: Core Biblical Content and Concepts to Impact Parents and Families

9:25 pm - Breakout Two: Preaching to Parents and Families

                Text-Driven Preaching

                Preaching a Series and Preaching a Stand-Alone Sermon

                Touching the Heart and the Mind

                Making the Application Crystal Clear

                The Altar Call



11:00 am - Breakout Three: Models for Impacting Parents and Families

                Teaching during Sunday Morning Bible Study

                Interactive Sunday Noon Events

                Weekend Conferences

                Breakouts during Broader Events

                Family Retreats

                Family Camps

                Family Mission Trips

                Parallel with DNow Weekend

1:15 pm - Breakout Four: Improving as a Speaker

                Fine-Tuning Your Speaking Style

                Discovering What Bothers Your Listeners

                Discovering which Handouts and Visuals Contribute to Impact

                Discovering What Is Too Little and Too Much Passion

                Speaking Accurately and Without Hyperbole

                Managing the Clock

2:30 pm - Breakout Five: Getting the Word Out about Yourself

                Building Relationships with Gatekeepers

                Nurturing Word of Mouth and Recommendations

                Communicating about Finances

                Building a Website

                Social Media



Breakout Speaker Information

Richard Ross is professor of Student Ministry at Southwestern Seminary. Since 2000, he has spoken in almost 500 locations. The majority of these events have related to parents and families. He is the author of 25 books, including books for parents and books for church leaders who seek to impact families.