Youth Leader Brunch (4.29.19)

Calling all youth leaders!

Our next Youth Leader Brunch will be on Monday, April 29 from 10 AM-12 PM, and we’ll be discussing Sexual Assault & Youth Ministry. Sexual assault is a youth ministry issue. Spiritual formation on this issue is absolutely critical, and is NOT optional. The conversations we’ve had around sex are falling short. We need to have critical conversations about:

-Creating safe youth ministries
-Forming healthy relationships
-Respecting boundaries
-Consent

Our guest is Roxanne Pennington. She is a domestic violence counseling specialist with the Metropolitan Nashville’s Police Department Domestic Violence Division’s Family Intervention Program (MNPD DVD FIP). She is passionate about creating a safe space for her clients, strengthening hope and encouraging resiliency. She loves supporting those who voluntarily sign up for difficult jobs like military, law enforcement, first response and ministry. It’s such an honor to serve those who run towards the crazy when everyone else is running away and she does that by “running in” to care for clients in crisis situations, and then supporting and training others who “run in” how to be trauma-informed, resilient and hopeful when they finally come out of the fray. Some of her favorite experiences so far have been going to the Police Academy to help train new recruits for domestic calls and teaching church leaders about boundaries and pastoral care. In her spare time, she can be found doting on her perfect nieces and nephew, biting her nails and laughing uncontrollably when people sneeze.

Here is a schedule for our time together:

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Brunch
10:30 AM-11:30 AM: Lecture (Sexual Assault & Youth Ministry)
11:30 AM-12:00 PM: Worship and Prayer
12:00 PM: Depart

The address to Divisional Headquarters is 5040 N. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630.

To register, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/09jozYWDOZJapLdW2