Friday 3rd - Monday 6th June
QB16 is moving to a new exciting venue in Rotorua, Living Wells Church.
Living Wells enables us to house the QB program under one roof, seminars, children’s program and main sessions (the facilities are awesome), the church also has an outdoor field and an indoor Basketball Court so bring your sports gear and challenge another youth group.
We are still using Keswick Camp, those staying there will have accommodation and food, we are also using Four Canoes in the city where you will need to provide your own food.
There’s a couple of exciting changes to the program:
In the quieter months it’s easier to stop, pray, listen and plan, once that is done then booking venues, sourcing leaders etc. can begin. Planning also has the potential to move us from a place of being stuck to a place of freedom and growth, it keeps us intentional about ministry and the call God has placed on our lives to see ‘young people become lifelong followers of Jesus’.
We have created a planning document which you are welcome to use or adapt for your own ministry. Click here for Planning Document..
The amazing Kenda Creasy Dean is coming to be the main speaker at QB16 and S.Y.L.T
AND … she will be speaking in depth on ADOLESCENCE SPIRITUALITY at a block course at Carey from
30th May – 2nd of June
Kenda Creasy Dean is an ordained United Methodist pastor in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference and Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the author of many books on youth and the church, including Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church (recipient of the Christianity Today’s 2011 Book Award and listed by Preaching Magazine as one of 2010’s Best Books for Preaching), and What Theological Education Can Learn from Youth Ministry—If We Let It (co-editor with Christy Lang Hearlson). She has been a speaker, preacher and teacher on 5 continents and with more than 50 denominations. Along with Mark DeVries, she helped found Ministry Incubators, Inc., a consulting and teaching organization that supports missional innovation and enterprise.
Kenda hails from a family of Ohio farmers and Kentucky coal miners, but Kenda and her sister grew up primarily as P.K.s (“politician’s kids”), thanks to their dad’s career in the Ohio legislature. This introduced them to theological concepts like election(s), vocation, and the glories of White Castle hamburgers. In off-election years, her mom and dad were both teachers (her dad was her high school government teacher and debate coach, and her mom taught third grade). When Kenda was fifteen, she attended a United Methodist church camp on Lake Erie that pretty much changed everything.
A graduate of Miami University (Ohio) and Wesley Theological Seminary, Kenda served as a pastor in suburban Washington, DC and as a campus minister at the University of Maryland before earning her doctorate at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1997, in practical theology and Christian education. She and her husband Kevin love spending time with their two grown children, binge-watching Netflix, and digging their toes in the sand in Ocean Grove, NJ.