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Saturday, November 19 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
What Your Students Need to Hear About Service (and How You Can Help Them Hear It)

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If you had 30 minutes to help teenagers think more deeply about the service opportunities they’re about to step into, what would you say? What would you do? And how will students remember? Mission trips are popular, and service experiences can be meaningful, but students can easily misunderstand their roles in these opportunities. How will you help your youth avoid an I-don’t-care apathy and also escape an I-will-save-you paternalism? How will your mission trip remain meaningful six months later? Come participate in this interactive workshop—you’ll get creative ideas and ready-made tools for delivering better messaging around mission trips. Gain access to some of our favorite resources for helping students think more deeply about service before, during, and after the experience.

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avatar for Erica Schimelpfenig

Erica Schimelpfenig

Erica Shimelpfenig began at YouthWorks in 2000 as summer site staff. Since then, she’s worked there in a variety of roles, including recruiting associate, regional director, and director of recruiting. She’s currently the director of missions for YouthWorks. Erica and her husband, Cody, stay busy with their three kids: Jonah, Cana, and Mercy. They live in north Minneapolis, where they enjoy exploring Theodore Wirth Park, hanging out... Read More →
avatar for Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend

Sam Townsend is the program and brand manager for YouthWorks, where he has helped shape mission trip experiences and curriculum for more than 10 years. He also serves his church as the interim director of senior high ministry. Sam loves people, good writing, and bad puns. Sam lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and holds bachelor’s degrees in youth ministry, English writing, and biblical studies from the University of Northwestern, and he has a... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Room 252

Attendees (32)