Student Ministers and Volunteers
This conference is targeted to student ministers and the volunteers who serve with them.
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 – Chris Trent - "Longevity in Student Ministry" | Rob Rienow - "Parntering with Parents for Kingdom Impact" | Ender Palencia - "Leading a Multi-ethnic Student Ministry"
2:30pm – Justin Buchanan - "Dream Session"
Breakout Speaker Information
Rob Rienow cofounded Vision Family Ministries with his wife Amy, as well as serving as a pastor at Gospel Fellowship Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He has authored several books including Visionary Parenting, Reclaiming the Sufficiency of Scripture, Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom.
Chip Luter is Pastor of the Sulphur Springs campus of Idlewild Baptist Church in the Tampa area. Previously, he was Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans. He is a frequent speaker at major youth camps, and large youth ministry conferences and assemblies.
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.
Chris Trent serves as the middle school pastor at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia. He recently authored a book entitled Consider This: A Youth Minister's Guide to Longevity. He is a wannabe magician who enjoys life alongside of his wife and two kids.
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.