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Gen Z and the Church
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
$15 Webinar Access
Transform Minnesota is thankful to host Nina Barnes, Vice President for Student Life and Human Resources at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, for the third webinar in our Gen Z and the Church series.
After learning what makes Gen Z unique (Savannah Kimberlin, Barna Group), and how to disciple Gen Z in their deconstruction and doubt (A.J. Swoboda), we are excited to hear from Nina on the internal group dynamics and differences within Gen Z. In her work with college students, Nina has gained insight into a wide range of complex perspectives held by Gen Z. She will provide observations and highlight the significant differences and commonalities among Gen Z. A few factors we will discuss include political party affiliation and ideologies; inherited faith traditions and practices; perceived hypocrisy and inauthenticity within older generations; and challenges in navigating between Scripture, theological frameworks, viewpoints on sexuality, and approaches to justice issues.
Despite these differences, Nina will share what this generation seems to collectively long for, struggle with, and how the Church can authentically disciple Gen Z leaders. Her focus is to help students wrestle with conflicting philosophies and perspectives by developing spiritual practices that encourage freedom and joy in living out the abundant life promised by Jesus. Join us as we learn from Nina’s experience for application in youth ministries, fellowship, and discipleship here in our communities and congregations.
There will be a limited number of attendees to allow for in-depth conversation and Q&A with Nina. This formatting is geared towards group conversation and active participation with other Twin Cities pastors and ministry leaders.
Nina Barnes | University of Northwestern – St. Paul
Nina is a certified spiritual director with a passion for creating space for others to discern and respond to invitations from God. Through her practice, Invitation To Transformation, Nina considers it an honor to help others experience love, hope, redemption, and transformation.
Nina currently serves as the Vice President for Student Life and Human Resources at the University of Northwestern- St. Paul. She has extensive human resources experience, stemming from 25+ years of service within a variety of organizational settings. Nina has a Master’s degree in Spiritual Formation & Leadership; along with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries.
Please note that this webinar will not be recorded. To have access to the content and the community of the group, you will need to be present on Tuesday, March 9th at 10:00 am.
There will be a maximum of 25 individuals at the webinar to allow for in-depth conversation and Q&A with our speakers. This formatting is geared towards group conversation and active participation with other Twin Cities pastors and ministry leaders.
We encourage you to reserve your spot early. You can request to register on Zoom, and if space is still available you will be sent a Square Invoice once your request is approved. Your registration will not be complete until the invoice is paid. Once approved, you will be sent a link to access the webinar.