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Riding the Waves Conference – Equipping Youth Workers For Mentorship
March 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
One day conference for youth ministers and their leadership teams.
Keynote Message: What is Mentorship?Â | Dr. Benjamin Shin
How can you effectively mentor and disciple youth today? What works, and what doesnâ€™t? Hear Dr. ShinÂ share from his experience on how to ride the waves and effectively mentor the next generation.
Testimonies & Workshops
Hear from people who have experienced the benefits of being in a mentoring relationship. Get hands-onÂ training through our workshops on how to be an effective mentor.
An Introduction on CRI: Campus Representatives Initiative | Phoebe Ng
Learn more about CRIâ€™s program and curriculum, created by RE:NEW, to help youth workers andÂ mentors understand the importance of mentorship and to use relational means to equip young people toÂ live missionally!
Workshop 1: Coaching & Caring Skills | Rev. Dr. Richard Chung
Learn the art of communication in coaching and how to show care and concern.
Workshop 2: Personality Profiles & Conflict Resolution | Dr. Agnes Ip
Do you know your personality type? Understanding different personality types can help youÂ identify suitable roles for your leaders and better equip leaders on how to respond to conflict.
Workshop 3: Boundaries | Annette Jewik
What are some red flags to look out for when mentoring somebody? Find out what you can do,Â and when you need to seek help from a professional.
Dr. Benjamin C. Shin has served in the ministry as a pastor, parachurch leader, and professor for more than 20 years. He is a graduate of UCLA, Talbot School of Theology, and Dallas Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, music, sports (especially the UCLA Bruins), and spending time with people. His vision and passion includes mentoring leaders, re-building churches, and teaching the Word of God. He is married to his bride, Jen and has 2 wonderful boys named Adam and Zachary. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Bible Exposition and Director of the Asian-American Ministry track for the Doctor of Ministry at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA.
Annette Jewik received her Master of Arts degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She became licensed in 1994 and has been counseling adults, children, youths and families for over 20 years. She has conducted numerous parenting workshops at churches, at schools, and at conferences. Mrs. Jewik is also a frequent guest on the Chinese Radio talk show called â€œThe Rainbow Under the Skyâ€. She holds another job as the Director of Childrenâ€™s Ministry at her church.
Dr. Agnes Ip is the Founder and President of Presence Quotient and a California licensed marriage and family therapist. She graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and Alliant International University (AIU). She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology. In her earlier years, she was a church minister in Hong Kong and later served as a mental health therapist for government subsidized outpatient clinics. In recent years, Agnes has provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities.
Rev. Dr. Richard Chung has been a pastor since 1993, both in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area. He believes in the importance of teaching Godâ€™s Word accurately so that people can understand and apply the Bible to their lives. Richard is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in economics/business. He received his doctor of ministry at Talbot School of Theology on the topic of helping people to resist sexual temptations and pornography. Richard has also taught seminary classes on the topic of family (marriage, parenting, and children) and youth ministries. Richard and his wife Connie have a strong love for Jesus and enjoy sharing Godâ€™s love to people. They have two young sons. For recreation, the family enjoys sports, travel, and meeting up with friends and family for tasty meals.
This yearâ€™s â€œRiding the Wavesâ€ Conference was a thorough time of learning about the ins-and-outs of mentorship. Attendees received a diverse collection of lessons and details from the conference speakers explaining how mentorship is about trust, effort, time, and building relationships. Youth pastors, church workers, teacherâ€™s assistants, and others who were interested in the topic came to learn more about mentoring and were reminded that youth ministry is essentially all about Christ. The keynote message was given by Dr. Benjamin Shin, who shared from…read more.