Young Adult Ministry Training @ Equipped for Ministries Convention

It’s time to register for Equipped for Ministries, Southwestern Union’s ministries training event coming to Frisco, Texas, August 28-31, 2014, offering certification and training by experts in a variety of church ministry disciplines. Inspiration, Equipping, Fellowship and Empowerment. For more info and to register, visit or call 817-295-0476.


1920038_616939012967_1944768459_nEquipped for Ministries is proud to provide training in Young Adult Ministry aiming to empower local churches and conferences in a step by step model for starting or sharpening their endeavors to disciple Millennials.  Here’s a preview of the training schedule [schedule/topics subject to change]:

  • Friday, 8:30AM – How to Start Young Adult Ministry
  • Friday, 11:30AM – You Lost Me: Why Young Adults Leave
  • Friday, 2:30PM – Keys to Effective Young Adult Ministry
  • Friday, 4:00PM– Getting Young Adults Involved Successfully
  • Saturday, 8:00AM – Keys to Young Adult Worship
  • Saturday, 9:30AM – Successful Young Adult Mentoring
  • Saturday, 3:00PM – Tools to Sharpen Young Adult Ministry
  • Saturday, 4:30PM – Best of the Best in Young Adult Ministry

Resources and experiential learning will be a vibrant part of the training, placing you in dialogue and contact with some of the nation’s top leaders in young adult ministry.


JamesonJameson Francis serves as the Worship Director for the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church and the organist for McMillan United Methodist Church. He has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Minor in Religion from Southwestern Adventist University, a Masters of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University, and a Masters of Arts in Worship Leadership from Dallas Baptist University. Jameson and his wife Eunice are blessed to have two children Nyla (6) and Ethan (4).

RyanGilRyan Gil is the Producer for the Younger Generation Church, the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas. His specialties are in the areas of live event production and media content creation for nearly 15 years. He and his wife have devoted themselves to serving the next generations.


JANINAJanina Irving, NAD One Year in Mission Project Coordinator, loves missions. She has done international mission trips and have served in places such as Haiti, Guatemala, India for a year, and most recently the Ukraine for two months. She has also served here in the United States through colporteuring for 2 1/2 years in California, the NAD representative in New York City for 6 months, and her local Arlington Seventh-day Adventist church through being the YG volunteer coordinator. Janina has shared that her greatest joy and passion is to share the hope and love of Jesus Christ with  a dying world.

amartin-profilephotoA. Allan Martin is the teaching pastor of Younger Generation Church [], the vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas [USA]. Dr. Martin continues as adjunct faculty for the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, specializing in discipleship and family ministry. He and his wife, Deirdre, tour nationally, speaking about relationships as well as equipping new generations in Christian lifestyle and leadership. Along with daughter Alexa, they reside in the DFW Metroplex.

HelvisMoodyHelvis Moody is currently the Youth Director of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor Moody is married to his lovely wife, the former Miss. April Watkins of Alexandria, LA. He enjoys playing basketball, horseback riding, cars, and evangelism. His motto is “Glorifying God in Everything.”


FernandoFernando Villegas is currently a pastor with the Texico Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, as well as director for Young Adult ministries.  His passion is sharing with others how to grow in the Christian life.  Currently, he lives in Midland, TX, with his wife Mirley and their three children, Emily, Michael, and Jonathan.


JeffJeff Villegas is the Youth and Young Adult Director for the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference. He has been married to Darlynn for 15 years and enjoys traveling the world with her. His passion is to help youth/young adults experience an authentic life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. He also enjoys challenging youth and young adults to get involved in church ministry by utilizing their creative skills and authenticity.

Beyond the young adult ministry training there will be renown presenters and great opportunities to be enriched and inspired!  Notable speakers include:

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