Youth Ministry Lab • April 6-7 2018

Breakout Sessions

Multi-Ethnic Student Ministry Conference

Breakout session focused on student ministry in a multi-ethnic context.

8:15 PM – Greg Stier - "Gospelize Your Youth Ministry"
9:25 pm – Brett Kunkle - "Preparing Students to Live in a Hostile Culture"

11:00 am – Walt Mueller - "Youth Culture"
1:15 pm – Ender Palencia - "Leading a Multi-ethnic Student Ministry"
2:30pm – Justin Buchanan - "Dream Session"


Breakout Speaker Information

Ender Palencia serves as the campus pastor of a Fielder Church in east Arlington, Texas. Fielder Church is a multi-ethnic church that strategically and intentionally reaches into the metroplex with the gospel and making disciples. He was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela but has called the USA home for the past 10 years. He and his wife, Andrea, have been married for seven years and have a daughter Alyssa who was born in 2014.

Greg Stier is founder and CEO of Dare 2 Share Ministries in Arvada, Colorado. He speaks to and equips student pastors and teenagers all across the country to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has written a number of books, including his latest work, Gospelize Your Youth Ministry. Before beginning Dare 2 Share Ministries, Greg was the senior pastor of a church in Arvada, Colorado.

Walt Mueller is the founder and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, a non-profit organization serving schools, churches, and community organizations across the U.S, Canada, and worldwide in their efforts to strengthen families by helping those who know and love children and teens to understand today’s rapidly changing youth culture. He has been working with young people and families for over 35 years.

Brett Kunkle is the founder and President of Maven, which exists to help students know the truth and find transformation in the renewal of their minds, as well as to equip those who teach and train young people. He has served as a pastor to students and young adults, formerly served as the Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason, and recently co-authored a book entitled A Practical Guide to Culture.

Justin Buchanan is assistant professor of student ministry and author of the book Guys and Lies. Before serving as professor, he was a children's pastor, student pastor, lead pastor, and church planter. He and his wife have five boys.