Brothers and sisters with a passion for Youth & Family Ministry,

As many of you know, we have had an International Youth & Family Conference (ICYFM) every couple of years since 2007. 

2015 ICYFM: Cities for Experience One

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The 2015 International Conference of Youth & Family Ministry is unlike any previous ICYFM.   The conference is designed around two experiences for leaders and families.  The goal is to help families grow in their ability to CONNECT with God, CONNECT with family, and CONNECT with the poor. Registration will begin on June 1, 2015.  See Registration Update.

ICYFM 2015: India Overview

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2013 ICYFM- Final Schedule

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ICYFM 2013 Schedule:
***Watch the Videos / Listen to the Classes - CLICK HERE
-Every Class recorded

**FINAL SCHEDULE - Click Here to Download

FRIDAY, September 13th
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm – ICYFM Opening Session
       -Introduction: Sam Powell & Larry Craig
      -Keynote Message: Dave Pocta & Justin Renton
      -Response: Mike Taliaferro

SATURDAY, September 14th
9:00 –11:30am – First Session of the 3 Tracks:

9:00-10:15am: How to Avoid Exasperating Your Children
    -John & Karen Louis with Damon & Michelle Curtis
10:30-11:30am: Reasonable Limits in the 21st Century
    -Walter & Kim Evans

Church Builders
9:00-9:30am: The Advantage
    -Al & Gloria Baird
    -Why focusing on youth & family ministry gives your church 'the advantage'
9:45-10:30am: The Untapped Resource
    -Peter & Laura Garcia with Joe & Annie Silipo
    -How to structure your church's youth & family ministry (big or small) to reach the lost
10:45-11:30am: Costly Stones
    -Phil & Kris Arsenault
    -Building your church on ten characteristics of healthy youth & family ministry

Youth & Family Leaders
9:00-9:45am: Costly Stones
    -Mike & Kristen Lamb
    -Building your church on ten characteristics of healthy youth & family ministry
9:50-10:25am: Mentoring Characteristics that Work
    -Harliem & Vania Salim
    -Proven guidelines that will greatly improve mentoring/discipling relationships with youth
10:35-11:30am: Repair and Reconnect
    -John & Karen Louis with Mike & Melissa Block
    -Helping parents and teens move forward after an impasse

11:30am-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Second Session of the 3 Tracks:
1:30-3:30pm Building a Strong and Close Family
    -Sam & Geri Lang with Alexandra Laing Ghoman

Church Builders
1:30-2:30pm: What is Working?
    -Frank & Erica Kim, Francisco & Liz Bedoya, Andy & Tammy Fleming
    -Sharing practices that are working around the world
2:30-3:30pm: Discussion Panel
    -Powells (NY), Salims (Jakarta), Carillos (San Diego), Comries (South Africa)

Youth & Family Leaders
1:30-2:30pm: What is Working?
    -Kent & Heather McKean with Ruben & Marina DeAnda
    -Sharing practices that are working around the world
2:30-2:45pm: HOPE Projects and Swamp Corps
    -Jeff Rorabaugh with Shane Engel
    -Current Opportunities and Dreaming of More
2:45-3:30pm: What is the One Thing?
    -Discussion led by Damon & Michelle Curtis

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm - Specific Needs Based Classes
    -Always Hopeful (Wyndham & Jeanie Shaw with Larry & Mary Lou Craig)
    -Single Parents (Mark & Lin Ottenweller)
    -When Do I Seek Professional Help (Mike & Mary Shapiro with Teck & Patrice Lee)
    -Parenting Adopted Children (Paul & Candy Ramsey)

SUNDAY, September 15th
10:30 am - 12:00 pm - NYCCOC 30th Anniversary Sunday Worship – at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Click Here to see the Videos/Listen to the Audio from the ICYFM

2011 Conference

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Thursday, 4/7

7:00PM Opening of Conference for Leaders

8:00PM Keynote Message - Dave Pocta 

Friday, 4/8

8:00AM-8:45AM Worship - Ron Quint

9:00AM Great News from around the world

10:00AM – 12:00

  • Workshops: Track 1
    • Church Leaders & Elders -  Mike Fontenot / Doug Lambert
    • Parenting Workshop - Sam & Geri Laing / John Mannel
    • Full Time Youth Ministers Workshop - Damon Curtis / Phil Arsenault
    • Non Full Time Youth Workers - Shane Engel

2:00PM – 4:00PM

  • Workshops: Track 2
    Same workshops and speakers as track one doing part two of their workshops

4:00 – 7:30 Dinner Break

Friday Night 4/8 

7:30PM Welcome 

8:00PM Keynote Message -  Mike & Anne-Brigitte Taliaferro 

Saturday 4/9

8:00AM – 8:45AM Worship Devotional - Ron Quint

9:00AM – 10:15AM Men Keynote Message - Maurice Hooks & Robert Carrillo

9:00AM-10:15AM Women Breakout Classes  

10:30AM-11:45AM Women Keynote Message - Chris Fuqua &  Saun Galang 

10:30AM-11:45AM Men Breakout Classes   

11:45 Lunch Break

1:30PM Parenting Workshop for LA Parents [click here for info]

Sunday, 4/10

10:00 AM  Sunday Worship Service for all conference participants who stay with Coastal LA Region @ Westin Long Beach