Youth Ministry within MCEC - Dreaming and Visioning

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An Experiential Day For Dreaming and Visioning:

Youth Ministry within MCEC

When:           Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm

Where:         Breslau Mennonite Church

What will happen on this day?

25 youth and 25 adults from MCEC will come together to talk about the realities of youth ministry today. They will name the challenges and dream about the possibilities. Two trainers from ULEAD will lead us in a process of experiential learning, using tools from Experiential Education, Appreciative Inquiry and Team Building Science. The goal of this day is to help us understand the issues, to creatively engage the challenges, and then together, begin to articulate a vision for youth ministry within MCEC.



9:00am Breakfast (with primer discussion questions)

9:30am Introduction & Community Building Experience (Youth and Adults together)

10:45am Break

11:00am Youth & Adult Dream Session Breakouts (Separate)

12:30pm Lunch (with Youth and Adult table questions)

1:15pm Sharing Aha’s

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Youth & Adult Design Session (Together)

5:30pm Play & Celebration

6:30pm Dinner

7:15pm Full Value Covenant, Next Steps (Youth & Adults together)

8:30pm Closure Experience

9:00pm END  SEND!


Who Should Attend?

As a cluster, you are invited to choose 2 youth and 2 adults who could be pastors, sponsors, parents, youth workers, first generation or youth. These should be people who:

  1. Have past or current involvement in youth ministry in local and/or churchwide context.

  2. Are motivated to help create a new vision and plan for youth ministry within MCEC

  3. Are willing to listen and learn together.

  4. Are available to attend this day in full.

In addition, we will be inviting representation from constituency camps and schools.


How do I register?

Each cluster will submit the names and contact information (email and phone number) to Jean Lehn Epp by Friday, March 1, 2019 ( Jean will then send these people a link to the registration page.


Is there a cost to me?

There is no cost. Food will be provided. MCEC will cover your travel and expenses.

ULEAD Trainers: Ritch Hochstetler, Chief Ideation Trailblazer, Ben Rheinheimer, Self-Efficacy Curator

Ritch holds a BA in Business from Goshen College and an MA in Theology (Youth Ministry) from Fuller Seminary. As a trainer, Ritch is certified in Appreciative Inquiry, True Colors, and as a Challenge Course Manager.  Ritch has been with ULEAD for 16 years and has spent the last 30 years training youth and youth workers in leadership, faith, and life development.


Ben holds a BA in Communications from IUSB and an MA in Theological Studies from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He also is certified in ropes course facilitation and the True Colors Personality Assessment tool. Yet after years of spending time in youth ministry, education, and nonprofit work, Ben has found a home in how ULEAD works at empowering Servant Leadership skills in both youth and adults.



April 6th, 2019 9:00 AM   through   9:00 PM
Breslau Mennonite Church
226 Woolwich St.
Breslau, ON N0B 1M0