The Youth track serves Youth Pastors, Youth Directors and Adult volunteers in churches of all sizes.
Plan now to attend and bring a leader or potential leader...and your teens for Saturday!
According to his peers, Tim is probably known best as the leading voice for youth in ministry and equipping the them to lead the cause of Jesus Christ today—not someday. He is an advocate and champion for training teens to put their faith in action and experience God working through their lives. His personal mission is "To be a mouthpiece God can use to deliver this generation from the bondage of low expectations". Since 2015, Tim has served of the President of Endeavor Ministries (formerly Christian Endeavor or CE). timothyeldred.com
Dr. Joshua Ziefle was a tenured professor at Northwest University in both the College of Ministry and the History department before becoming Dean of the College of Ministry. Dr. Ziefle is also Director of the Center for Calling and Theological Formation, overseeing both a yearly Youth Forum and a theology program for high school students called the Summer Journey.
Eric has served in youth and student ministry for almost 20 years as an adult leader volunteer, assistant, and student ministry pastor in small and mid-size churches in the Chicagoland area and Midwest. Eric has taught workshops and training on student ministry, teaching to students, and student leadership development.