Ministry Job Fair, Adolescent Health Issues and CYMS Lecture Series

Adolescent Health Issues  
A Dialogue with Health Professionals and Youth Pastors 
Featuring Dr. Duke Han and Dr. Daniel White Hodge

The journey through adolescence toward adulthood includes both opportunities and challenges for health. The developing adolescent brain is faced with making decision regarding risky actions or healthy behaviors influenced by their social milieu. Youth ministers and health professionals working with adolescents have a unique opportunity to help teenagers weather life’s challenges through addressing physical, mental, and spiritual health.


Saturday, February 16th
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
$30 per person
Hamming Hall
Nursing CEUs available for additional $15

Visit website for more details, information on workshops/speakers and to register.



Ministry Internship & Job Fair
The only ministry internship and job fair in the Chicagoland region
This event is designed to bring together ministries that are recruiting individuals for jobs and internships, and those who are seeking positions. It is open to the public, and has grown to include students from colleges and seminaries all over Chicagoland, as well as adults who are looking for ministry positions.
Professional development opportunities for job seekers include: mock interviews and panel discussions on “first two years in ministry” and “how to candidate for ministry positions.”


Saturday, March 2
10 am – noon
Anderson Chapel
FREE for both job seekers, as well as organizations that have ministry positions available.

Visit website for details, information and to register.


Chicago Reload
Reload is a one-day training conference (in partnership with Urban Youth Worker Institute) serving over 300 urban youth workers from Chicagoland and the Midwest region. Join youth pastors, senior pastors, volunteers, teachers, parents, grandparents, nonprofit staff, social workers, foster parents, teenagers – and many other serving in urban youth ministry at this event designed to: equip, refresh, renew and train.


Kingdom Minded Ministry
Saturday, April 6
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
North Park University

$25/person in advance
$30/person at the door
First 5 Student Leaders (ages 14 – 18) are FREE, with 6th+ students $10/student
Group discounts are available

Featuring Steve Pemberton, youth advocate, Diversity Vice President of Walgreens, and author of A Chance in the World;
Amy Williams, gang intervention specialist

Visit for more information, details, and to register.


Free Webinars
Alison Burkhardt

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST

This session of the Youth Worker Sustainability series will discuss strategies for youth workers to contribute to their organizations ability to remain financially viable and providing consistent youth ministry programming in their communities
Daniel White Hodge
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
In the summer and fall of 2012, CYMS conducted research to investigate what youth of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination believe and identify with in regards to faith, deity, and spirituality. This webinar will share results and analysis so that Evangelical Covenant Church youth workers will be better informed, equipped, and prepared for youth ministry.
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Visit CYMS’ webinar archives page for recordings of previous webinars!


Youth & Poverty

Examining the Constructs Behind A National Issue

Have you ever wondering what really “makes someone poor?” Is being in a state of poverty   really a person’s own fault? Should they have “worked harder” or planned better? Should they have been more spiritual? Are they not blessed? Come join Nicole Anthony from World Vision Chicago where CYMS will host a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary The Line. A discussion and Q & A session will follow.


Thursday, March 21
6:30 PM
North Park University, Magnuson Campus Center Room 310

Click here for more information and to register. 


HIV & STDs in Mothers & Daughters
Community-Based Prevention Interventions and the Church
Featuring Dr. Chisina Kapunga

Dr. Kapungu is the Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Center for Research on Women and Gender at University of Illinois, Chicago.  This lecture and dialogue will include insights from her research into HIV and STD prevention among women and their daughters on the south side of Chicago.

Thursday, April 18
7 – 8:30 PM
North Park University
Anderson Chapel

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