Training for 10

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Come join us at MVNU for our thirs annual Training for 10. A training event specifically priced and planned for you to bring your youth ministry leadership team!

This training event is priced and planned for you to bring your youth ministry leadership team (whether there's more than 10, less than 10 or exactly 10!) for a day of interactive training!

What Do You Get?
  • Over 4 hours of engaging youth ministry training
  • Continental breakfast
  • A link with all the content from the seminar for you to download, including: Seminar Outlines, Seminar Presentation Slides and other free resources

We want you to bring your youth ministry team if possible, so start planning now! Space limited to first 120 participants.

It doesn't matter if you are all paid, all volunteer or something in between... this day will apply to everyone and any team... we may even ask some of the most experienced youth pastors attending to help lead some of the small group discussions! We've added a couple hours to the day based on feedback from past training events, so we have more time to allow you to talk through things with your youth staff.

Coming alone? No problem. We will connect you with other youth leaders flying solo to network and brainstorm together about your ministries!

Bring your team and join the conversation on how to be an effective youth worker in an evolving teenage culture.


Joe Proudfoot has been involved in full-time ministry for over 12 years, serving in California and Ohio. He is currently serving as the youth pastor in Napoleon, Ohio where he has been for 6 years. He and his wife Sarah have been married for 15 years and have two kids Ezekiel (7) and Abigail (1). You can usually find Joe reading, playing golf, or fly fishing.

Kyle Lanham was born in southeast Ohio. At age 11 his family moved to Charleston, West Virginia. He quickly became a WVU fan and still considers West Virginia to be home! After high school Kyle attended MVNU, where he received a bachelor's degree in Pastoral Ministry, as well as a master's degree in Ministry. He has served as youth pastor in Coshocton and Xenia, Ohio, and is currently serving in Marion, Ohio. Kyle is married to his beautiful wife Stephanie and together they have 3 children: Kaitlyn, Noah, and Samuel. 

Jonathan Odom

Jonathan Odom has been involved in youth ministry for the past 10 years. As the Pastor of Youth Ministry at Beavercreek Nazarene, he has worked to re-imagine how the church does youth ministry. Jonathan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Jonathan enjoys coffee, running, long hikes, spirited debates with his co-workers, and living life with his wife, Kelli, and 3 year old daughter, Evelynn.

Event Information:

Date: January 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Mount Vernon Nazarene University | 800 Martinsburg Rd. | Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Cost: $10/person. One free registration per every 5 paid, per church. Basically, if you bring 6, you pay for 5. Bring 12, pay for 10... simple... right?!?!

Who is it for: You and Your Youth Ministry Leadership Team

Tentative Schedule
  • 9:30am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00am - Session 1
  • 11:00am - Break
  • 11:15am -Session 2
  • 12:15pm - Lunch: On Your Own
  • 1:30pm - Session 3
  • 2:15pm - Break
  • 2:30pm - Session 4
  • 3:25pm - Closing Remarks