Researchers to present insights into next generation of young people at ACU's youth and family ministry conference

For Immediate Release
Feb. 16, 2000

Abilene Christian University's 16th annual Conference on Youth and Family Ministry will take place Feb. 24-25. The theme of this year's conference is "Generation whY" - current nationwide research on the attitudes, behaviors, and theological beliefs of the next wave of young people will be revealed.

The conference, designed for parents, youth ministers, preachers and elders, looks toward the new millennium to predict the theological trends of youth and their families.

Speakers include Dr. Carley Dodd, professor of communication and dean of the graduate school; Robert Oglesby, director of the Center for Adolescent Studies and adjunct instructor of Bible; and Dr. David Wray, associate professor of Bible and chair of the Undergraduate Department of Bible and Ministry.

Some of the issues to be considered at the conference include cultural trends that influence adolescents, the culture's view of the Church of Christ, how youth ministries need to change, how the church should prepare for the year 2000 and the pressures that will face families in the new millennium.

The cost is $125 per person or $20 for full-time students. Final registration begins on Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The conference sessions will be conducted primarily in Hart Auditorium on the first floor of the Biblical Studies Building on the ACU campus.


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