Please join us for Vital Conversations as Superintendent Jeff Rainwater welcomes Amanda Daniell and Jessica Mays on February 17, 11:30 am to discuss the CO-OP Youth Ministry Model. A CO-OP youth ministry is a cooperative youth ministry that is built from multiple churches of the same denomination in your community, sharing and utilizing resources to build a sustainable youth ministry. Letting go of territorial ties to each 'building' to build a youth faith community outside the building walls of the church. This vital conversation will go over what this type of youth ministry consists of, what the communication is like, and an outline of what the board can look like. Pros/Cons, financials, detailed position descriptions, and participation covenants will also be discussed.
Amanda Daniell is the Coordinator of Young People's Ministries and Camping Ministry for the Mountain Sky Conference. Amanda brings extensive experience of young people’s ministries as well as camping ministry from her previous home state of Texas and now the Mountain Sky Conference. She currently resides in Riverton, WY where her husband serves as pastor of Riverton United Methodist Church. She has a Master's in Specialized Ministry, with an emphasis in youth ministry from Southwestern College in Wichita, Kansas.
Jessica Mays is the Grand Valley Youth Director of a CO-OP ministry made up of 5 different congregations in the Grand Valley in Grand Junction, CO. Jessica has 14 years of experience serving in youth and camp ministries in the Mountain Sky Conference. Being a Certified Spiritual Leadership Coach adds another level of development in her church leadership.