October 21, 2021
Sponsored by NU’s Center for Calling and Theological Formation, this yearly forum is meant to provide helpful conversations and resources for churches, ministers, and others working with adolescents.
The Youth Forum will be held in the HSC building on the Northwest University campus. Cost is $30 per person. Lunch will be provided.
Topics covered this fall will be:
- Spiritual Formation that Will Last
- Common Questions Teenagers are Asking About God
- Fostering Lasting Faith in Students
- Retaining Young People in the Church
Youth Leader Forum Speakers
Topic: Staying Focused on What Will Last
Nick has been a speaker and leader for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Northwest University. He served as Youth Pastor at three churches in the Puget Sound for 15 years before he moved to be the Student Ministries Pastor at Bethany Community Church in Seattle, WA where he was on staff for 11 years. Nick also runs a ministry called Pacific which encourages and equips Youth Leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. He is currently the Instructor of Children, Youth and Family at Northwest University.
Topic: Spiritual Formation That Will Last
Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute, where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents (see fulleryouthinstitute.org). A speaker, writer, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is also the coauthor of over a dozen books including 3 Big Questions That Change Every Teenager, Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, Sticky Faith, and Can I Ask That? Twitter & Instagram: @bgriffinfyi
Pastor Matt has been the youth pastor at New Life Church in Renton, Washington for 10 years, and together with Next Gen Youth has seen thousands of students become fully devoted followers of Christ. He is married to Kaylee, and they have 3 beautiful children (Kingston, Kinlee, and Everlynn). Pastor Matt and Kaylee started Lead Local in downtown Seattle in 2019. Matt is passionate about uniting the local church and reaching the next generation with the Gospel of Jesus.
Amanda is first and foremost a servant of Jesus who serves him by loving her family which includes her husband and three daughters, friends, and the students He has blessed her to care for. She is a Washington native and has never lived more than 30 minutes from where she was born in Seattle WA, well, depending on traffic. She is the High School Pastor at New Life Church and is currently enrolled as a student at Life Pacific University seeking her Bachelors in Ministry and Leadership. She enjoys playing indoor soccer badly but boldly, writing poetry, and spending time outdoors. She hopes to have some role in seeing the Church in America truly united under Christ, worshiping and serving him with one voice, one heart, and lead by one Spirit.