The Vine

Cultivating Leadership in Youth Ministry

The Vine provides three sessions of professional development for students and church leaders in children, youth, and family ministries in relational ministrysocial media as a tool for ministry, and asset-based community development as a way to enact the passions of their community.  

This event is powered by the Carlson Endowed Chair in Youth Ministry at California Lutheran University. 

2016 Dates:

Thursday Feb 25, 10 am – 3 pm
Kenda Creasy Dean: Relational ministry

Thursday, Mar 3, 10 am – 3 pm
Elizabeth Drescher: Prayer as social media and social media as prayer

Thursday, Mar 10, 10 am - 3 pm
De’Amon Harges: Asset–based community development

Check in  9:30-10 a.m. Ullman 100 (location for all except as noted below)
Class begins  10 a.m.
Keynote speaker  10:15 a.m.
Discussion time  10:45 a.m.
University Chapel  11:15 a.m.    Samuelson Chapel
Lunch  12:15 p.m.   Ullman Dining Commons
Workshop  1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Consultations  3 p.m.


The real cost of the three sessions is $500. Yet through the support of the Carlson Endowed Chair in Youth Ministry, we are able to offer a reduced price for the three sessions of $250.00.

If you are not able to attend all three sessions, please register for only the sessions you are able to attend.

If you need further financial support to attend The Vine, please contact Desta Goehner.


Questions? Contact Desta Goehner, Director of Congregational Relations at  or 805-493-3152.