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YA.Today Leader Conference Recap  |  Pastors Josiah & Micah Kennealy

On On March 4-5, 2022 over 60 young adult ministry leaders gathered together at ZOE Church for the third annual YA.Today Leader Conference. This year’s theme was FEAR NOT! Leaders had round table discussion time to build relationships and share ideas, times of Q&A, and heard from Josiah & Micah Kennealy, Brent Silkey, Clynt Reddy, Sam Grosso and Dr. Allen Tennison. There was a special Women in Ministry lunch hosted by Micah Kennealy to hear from Karen Hagan and Lindsay May.

At the event, a brand-new book called “NEXT GEN NOW: Understanding & Engaging Young Adults” was launched! This is a collaborative resource from nine leading voices in the next generation and young adult ministry leadership space. NEXT GEN NOW is designed for pastors, boards, congregations, and staff teams who are passionate about the faith of the next generation!

Our next opportunity is for all young adults ages 18-30 and their leaders, called the YA WKND on May 13-15 at Lake Geneva Christian Center. We hope you and your young adults will join us as we gather to lift up the name of Jesus and grow in our faith. For complete details and registration, visit

We’d love to connect with you! With Minnesota Young Adults, we have a vision to come alongside the local church to champion the faith of the next generation. We offer rallying points like the YA WKND for young adults and YA.Today Leader Conference for ministry leaders, believing that relationships can be formed that will last a lifetime. We also love providing resources that are useful for churches, volunteers, pastors and teams. Make sure to check out our website at and subscribe to our podcast for great conversations with ministry leaders from all over the nation.