Mike King to speak at CALL Conference
WILMORE, KY—Mike King, a 35-year veteran in youth ministry and president of Youthfront, will be the keynote speaker for the CALL conference Oct. 7-9, 2010 at Asbury University.
Youthfront is a community committed to creating holistic, missional environments for Christian formation. Youthfront works to bring youth into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where spiritual transformation occurs, by working with those who are involved in the spiritual formation of youth and by providing church-assisting events. Youthfront provides programs, services, resources and training.
King also serves as the Executive Editor of Immerse: A Journal of Faith, Life and Youth Ministry, is an Elder in his church, serves on several boards and is an adjunct Professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. His book is Presence Centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation (InterVarsity Press).
Mike and his wife, Vicki, live in Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. They have two sons, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law and a granddaughter.
The CALL is a special conference for high school students seeking to answer a call to full-time ministry, along with their youth sponsors. Co-sponsored by the Asbury University Department of Christian Ministries and Missions, and the Asbury Theological Seminary, there is no cost to attend the conference. Housing and meals are provided for the student participants.
The CALL conference goal is to encourage high school students in the exploration and living out of their call for ministry. High school students will participate in worship and shaping teaching sessions to further explore their calling. Breakouts lead by experienced ministry leaders and professors will target specific areas of ministry to help students prepare more specifically for: pastoral ministry; youth ministry; worship arts ministry; mission and compassionate ministries.
A session will also be available for the adults or youth sponsors who are there to encourage these students. Special activities include community building, campus tours and a trip to the Asbury University Challenge Course.