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Starting a youth ministry network in Cincinnati!

Youth Worker NetworkOne of the first things I noticed about Cincinnati when I moved here almost 6 months ago is that there’s a lot of solid youth workers in this area. Some of you even treated us to meals, showed us around town, and helped us move into our house! Thank you for the warm welcome!

Out of those relationships I heard about local youth ministry networks in the area. Some of them are doing some pretty amazing things, but the youth workers I met desire for there to be a local youth worker network that revolves around building genuine friendships, encouragement, and trust.

A few of us met to discuss the idea of starting a youth ministry network that revolves around those values. What would it look like for youth workers to come together to share life together in a way that impacts each of us personally, our students, and the families we serve? If we truly believe that youth ministry happens best in shared-life community and that we can accomplish more for the Kingdom together than we can apart, how would that express itself in a community of local youth workers?

Out of those conversations came the Northern Kentucky Youth Worker Network! While we are fairly young, I have a feeling this group is quickly going to become something very amazing in ways we do not foresee.

On November 1, 2012, we’re meeting for lunch at Panera Bread in Crestview Hill, KY, at 11:30am. We’d love for any youth workers in the Cincinnati area who share our vision to come hang out with us. We’ll talk a little bit about the vision for the network and begin to get to know each other. Personally, I don’t know of a better place to be than with a group of youth workers who share common values and a common vision for teens and families.

If you think you’ll be able to meet with us for lunch, it’d be great if you’d indicate so by commenting below. And if you’re not local to the Cincinnati area and are thus unable to join us, I’d still love to hear your stories and advice for starting a network like this. We’re all new at this. Thank you!


Posted on October 9, 2012

  • Brandon

    Heck yeah, I’ve been following your blog for a while, and this just popped up on my twitter, and i just happen to be new to the Cincinnati area. I’m definitely going to try to be there!

    Just 3 weeks ago I started as the new student pastor at River Hills Christian Church in Loveland. My wife and I are moving up from Lexington on the 20th, and I’m commuting until then.

    This is something I think I could really use and I’d love to get involved.

    • http://timschmoyer.com/ Tim Schmoyer

      Awesome! It’ll be great to have you! And welcome to the Cincinnati area. If we can return the favor others gave to us and help you move in, let me know.

    • unoyouthpastor

      River Hills is a great church. I used to be a youth pastor there a looong time ago. Panera though? Pls consider LaRosa’s or Skyline :)

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