Onference Recording Library


2016

23 Video Recordings

  • How to Start a Preteen Ministry - Heather Dunn
  • How to Create Events that Preteens Want to Attend - Matt Morgan
  • How to Connect with Preteens Outside of Ministry Hours - Chip Henderson 
  • How to Make Journaling A Blast for Preteens - Gregg Johnson
  • How to Effectively Communicate with Parents - Mike Sheley 
  • How to Handle The Sweet Gift You've Been Given - Patrick Snow 
  • How to Make Your Events Big on Building Relationships…Not Just Big - Robert Quinn
  • How to Transition Students into Preteen Ministry - Mike Sheley
  • How to Have Fun in Preteen Ministry - J.C. Thompson
  • How to Get Preteens to Sing in Worship - Mark Friestad 
  • Panel Q and A - Hosted by Sean Sweet 
  • How to Bring What Happens On Sunday in the Church….to Monday in the Home. - Gregg Johnson 
  • How to Create a “COOL” Preteen Space - Matt Morgan 
  • How to Craft a Strategy that Works in Preteen Ministry - J.C. Thompson 
  • How to help Small Group Leaders Know They Are More than Chaos Control - Robert Quinn 
  • How to Help Preteens Fall in Love with God’s Word - Gregg Johnson 
  • How to Lead Peteen Ministry at a Small Churh - Heather Dunn
  • How to Get Preteens To Own Their Own Faith - Kara Powell
  • How to Bring Fun to Any Group of Preteens - Mike Shelley
  • How to Connect with Parents of Preteens - Matt Morgan 
  • How to Worship Beyond Music - Robert Quinn 
  • How to Teach Preteens about Sex - Chip Henderson 
  • How to Institute Change - Heather Dunn

2017

22 Video Recordings

  • Main Session (Sean Sweet): Getting Real about Our Part in Preteens' Faith Development
  • Main Session (Melissa MacDonald): Living Authentically
  • Main Session (Craig Jutilla): 7 Choices That Will Change Your Life as a Leader
  • Social media strategies to take full advantage of his tremendous tool | Corey Jones
  • Developing a student leadership program | Sean Sweet
  • The real value of road trips, both literal and imaginative | Mike Sheley
  • Preteen Ministry is like owning a Hamster. No, seriously. | Drew Crisp
  • Preteen Ministry Strategies for Small Churches | Heather Dunn
  • “Great Question!” Crafting Questions that Spark Spiritual Growth | Mark Friestad
  • Preparing preteen parents for social media and the e-world | Chip Henderson
  • Transitioning to from preteen/elementary to middle school/youth | Robert Quinn
  • Helping preteens navigate doubt and unbelief | Gregg Johnson
  • I See You: Intentional Programs & Postures To Help Your Preteens Feel Seen & Heard | Paula Mazza
  • Preteens WILL worship! Even the boys. | Sean Sweet
  • Camp is not about camp: thinking strategically about events at 30,000 feet | Mike Sheley
  • Understanding the changes and struggles of adolescence | Matt Morgan
  • How to make your preteen events “On Mission” | Jake Morgan
  • Cool Rules, Lame Drools: Worship for Preteens | Yancy
  • Helping preteens prepare for the mad, sad and glad seasons of life coming their way! | Gregg Johnson
  • 7 ways preteens learn | Chip Henderson
  • Why theology is so important for preteen ministry | Matt Morgan
  • Using “The Story” to help preteens understand scripture’s overarching narrative | Mark Friestad

2018

22 Video Recordings

  • Main Session (Sean Sweet): Understanding the Bucket
  • Main Session (Patrick Snow): Don’t Stop the Drip
  • Main Session (Ryan Frank): Turning on the Faucet
  • Mani Session (Johny Rogers): You Aren’t the Faucet
  • How to Maximize Outreach in Events and Programs | Jake Morgan
  • Letting Go of the Bike: A Philosophy of Preteen Ministry | Sean Sweet
  • The Jesus-Preteen Toolbox: A Ton of Resources for your Preteen Ministry | Mike Sheley
  • Stinkin’ Thinkin’: The 10 Sabotaging Thinking Errors | Drew Crisp
  • Getting Preteens Into God’s Word | Heather Dunn
  • The Preteen Brain, What Are They Thinking: Deeper Look at Preteen Brain Development | Jaime Santos
  • Talking to Preteens About Purity | Chip Henderson
  • Small Group Leaders: Recruit, Train, and Empower Them | Robert Quinn
  • Come to the Table: Engaging Preteens in God’s Word | Gregg Johnson
  • I See You: Intentional Programs & Postures To Help Your Preteens Feel Seen & Heard | Paula Mazza
  • Developing Curriculum That Impacts Preteens | Sean Sweet
  • Intro to Special Needs Alphabet Soup: LD, ADD, ADHD, ASD, SID, & GAD – Recognize & Respond | Wendy Holmes
  • Mutiny! The Preteens are Running Kids Church!: Developing Preteen Leaders | Karl Bastian
  • Power of Play: Intentional Game Time Strategies | Paula Mazza
  • Music, Relevance, and This Thing Called Preteen Worship | Yancy
  • An Artistic Theology: Using Artistic Means to Connect to Truths About God | Tim Cleary
  • Assuming the Best: Positive Structure and Discipline | Katie Anderson
  • Leadership: Developing Preteens in Your Ministry | Armando Flores

2019

29 Video Recordings

  • Main Session (Sean Sweet): 
  • Main Session (Patrick Snow, Ryan Frank, and Jim Wideman) 
  • Main Session (Yancy and Melissa McDonald) 
  • Main Session (Dan Scott and Gordon&Becki West)
  • What If…We Integrated Spiritual Formation into Preteen Ministry | Gordon West
  • What If…We connect Fortnite, Minecraft, and other preteen culture to our preteen ministry | Karl Bastian
  • What If…We developed a lesson for ALL preteens, from start to finish | Alisa Laska
  • What If…Preteens WILL Worship…even the boys | Sean Sweet
  • What If…We serve preteen families with special needs | Marie Kuck
  • What If…Your church saw preteen ministry as their own ministry | Robert Quinn
  • What If…I discovered the secret of how to relate better to my preteen | Jaime Santos
  • What If…We made it a priority to train preteen parents as much as we train their kids | Chip Henderson
  • What If…Games were intentionally utilized to minister to preteens | Paula Mazza
  • What If…Our ministries were preparing now for Generation Z and Alpha | Matt Morgan
  • What If…We move from dreams (lofty ideas) toward vision (a concrete PLAN) | Karl Bastian
  • What If…Preteens ran a Sunday service (The value of teaching preteens to serve) | Robert Quinn
  • What If…I only have a few preteens in my church (Programming for small churches) | Alisa Laska
  • What If…There was more than one way to run small groups with preteens | Chip Henderson
  • What If…I could answer the question, “How do preteens REALLY grow spiritually?” | Joel Bowers
  • What If…I have preteens who struggle with (or completely abandon) faith in Jesus | James Powell
  • What If…We could get preteens' behavior issues to go away | Sean Sweet
  • What If…Small Group leaders were better equipped | Zach Matchett
  • What If…We could help workers and parents build stronger relationships with our preteens | James Powell
  • What If…Ministry needs to grow and the money is slow | Hannah Bush
  • What If…I developed more opportunities for preteens to serve the Church | Sean Sweet
  • What If…We focused on the heart more than the head | Dan Scott
  • What If…Meaningful relationships were the heart of preteen discipleship | Hannah Bush
  • What if…Your preteens asked the hard questions & your church knew about it | Louie Schmitz
  • What If…I made each week's teaching point SINGULAR and MEMORABLE | Zach Matchett

2020

34 Video Recordings

  • Main Session (Patrick Snow, Ron Hunter, and Interview with Sam Kauerauf) 
  • Main Session (Michayla White, Sean Sweet, and Interview with Eddie Aviles) 
  • Main Session (Patrick Snow, Ryan Frank, and Interview with Melissa McDonald)
  • Main Session (Patti Chapman, Jim Wideman, Sean Sweet)
  • Helping Preteens get into the Bible | Mike Sheley 
  • Response Stations | Robert Quinn 
  • Navigating Change | Heather Soukup 
  • If Faith Isn’t Fun, It’s Over | Greg Johnson 
  • Bridging the Gap | Karl Bastian 
  • Overcoming Barriers to PT Ministry | Sean Sweet 
  • I See You | Paula Mazza 
  • Games for Preteens | Chip Henderson 
  • Learning Disabilities | Jeff McCullough 
  • Preteen Brain Development | Jaime Santos 
  • Ministry to Gen Z Preteens | Alisa Laska 
  • Letting Go of the Bike | Patrick Snow 
  • Starting a Leadership Program | Sean Sweet 
  • Preteen Ministry Logic Model | James Powell 
  • Events for Preteens and Families | Robert Quinn 
  • Preteen Intentional Curriculum | Sean Sweet 
  • Adolescent Mental Health | Paula Mazza 
  • The Importance of Competition with Preteens | Louie Schmidt 
  • Apologetics | Connie Rice 
  • What Parents of Preteens Need From You | Matt Morgan 
  • Building Your Volunteer Team | Sean Sweet 
  • God Sees You | James Powell
  • Talking to Preteens and Parents About Sex | Chip Henderson 
  • Preteens in Leadership Roles | Armando Flores
  • Integrating Spiritual Formation into Your Preteen Curriculum | Gordon West 
  • Creative Use of Your Preteen Ministry Space | Corinne Noble 
  • Preteens & Worship | Yancy 
  • Practical Help for Taking Your Next Step | Hannah Bush 
  • Keeping Life and Ministry Running Smooth | Alisa Laska