Huntington University to offer seminars to youth ministry professionals, students

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Huntington University’s youth ministry leadership program is offering two, one-day seminars for youth workers in the Chicago area from Oct. 22-24.

The seminars are shaped to allow experienced youth workers to drop in for a day of rich interaction and learning from seasoned veterans in the field.

The seminars will be offered at the Campus Life Teen Center, 112 North Belmont Ave., Arlington Heights, Ill.

Attendees can learn about “Cultural Influences in Youth Ministry” with Walt Mueller, a renowned leader in the field and founder and president of Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, and “Collaborative Strategies for Youth Ministry” with Dr. Dave Rahn, director of the HU youth ministry leadership program and vice president and chief ministry officer of Youth for Christ USA.

The cultural influences seminar will address the need to understand today’s rapidly changing world of children and teens and the culture’s influence on young people as a prerequisite for effective youth ministry. This seminar will prepare youth workers to increase their ministry effectiveness by equipping them to view and practice youth ministry as a cross-cultural ministry venture.

The collaborative strategies seminar will explore vision casting, consulting, conflict management and negotiation skills. Youth workers will consider their own experiences and current situations as they construct their skills around servant leadership values to develop an overall approach to youth ministry coalition building and collaboration.

“These seminars not only are to help equip and encourage local youth workers, but it also offers them a chance to experience what Huntington’s youth ministry leadership program is all about,” Rahn said.

Youth workers can register online at

The cost is $30 per seminar which includes lunch. Walk-ins are $35. Space is limited so online registration is encouraged.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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