About the Seminar
We are experiencing a time of growth in the ministry to our youth and their families. Mark DeVries has been asked to come in and help us navigate through this important time in the life of Hope Community Church.
The schedule will be as follows:
- 10:00am-10:50am – Welcome and Session 1
- 11:00-11:50am – Session 2
- 12-1pm – Lunch Break
- 1:00-1:50pm – Session 3
- 2:00-3:00 – Q&A
Childcare will be provided, and you may purchase an optional lunch from Panera catering when you sign up. Please register by August 12th to make sure we have adequate childcare. If you have any questions, you can email Ethan.
The location is our Olde Providence site, 4413 Rea Rd.
About Our Speaker
Mark DeVries is the founder of MINISTRY ARCHITECTS (2002), a consulting team that moves churches “beyond stuck” and strategically forward. Having worked with almost 500 churches, Ministry Architects has helped build sustainable ministries for youth, children, families and young adults, as well as providing strategic coaching for entire churches and their senior leadership.
Mark served as the Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee for 28 years. Though Mark resigned his position as youth pastor in 2014, after a year away, he plans to return to First Presbyterian as a volunteer associate pastor.
Mark is a graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including Family-Based Youth Ministry, Sustainable Youth Ministry, and The Most Important Year of a Man’s/Woman’s Life and the Indispensable Youth Pastor, which he co-authored with Jeff Dunn-Rankin.
Mark and his wife, Susan, live in Nashville and have three grown children (Adam, Debbie and Leigh), two granddaughters (Parish and Nealy) and a grandson, (Liam).