Youth Worker Training Series

2020 - 2021 Events

Youth workers are our heroes! We believe in what you do to help students grow in their relationship with Jesus. Our desire is to partner with you and offer training events throughout the school year that will inspire, challenge, and equip you to minister to youth and young adults. Youthfront’s Youth Worker Training events are theologically rich as well as practical.


From Despair to Joy

A Conversation with Dr. Angela Gorrell

FREE online Youth Worker Training Event
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 9 – 11 am

If joy is the tonality of our faith, as priest Alexander Schmemann contends, how does our youth ministry sound like joy?

In this session, Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., will help us imagine together why joy is central to Christian faith and thus to youth ministry. She’ll lead us in developing a deeper understanding of joy and to reflect on joy amid suffering. Through stories about joy that reveal what it is and how it finds us, she’ll share how we can let it in – and help our youth let it in – even when life is really hard.

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Rev. Angela Gorrell, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Baylor University’s
Truett Theological Seminary and the author of always on: practicing faith in a new media landscape and The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found which is available for pre-

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