Restoring Passion for Youth Ministry

February 06, 2013

CIU Youth Ministry Alumni Retreat to Alma Mater

“Restoring Your Passion” was the theme of the annual retreat of Columbia International University alumni who serve in youth ministry. It’s hosted by the CIU Youth Ministry, Family and Culture program and held each winter on the CIU campus.  

The keynote speaker this year was Jeff Baxter of Youth Ministry Architects who focused on a “Passion for Jesus.”

Other topics this year included “Passion for Creative Leadership,” “Passion for Evangelism & Discipleship” and “Passion for Connecting.” The seminar on Connecting was led by CIU alumnus Terrace Crawford, a youth minister in York, Va., and the author of the new book, “# Going Social” which challenges churches to develop an effective social media strategy.  

Other activities during the three-day retreat included worship, communion and round table discussions.