This session will explore the souls so often lost in the mix and swallowed up by society. They are outwardly brash, bold, tough, and opinionated, but secretly they are dying on the inside. Teens are living in a critical time of world history, a time that is causing a crisis among their generation–a crisis of emotional, psychological, and spiritual health. In this session we will explore shocking statistics and anecdotal stories that will paint the picture of life for teens today. After analyzing the problem(s), we will move forward with clear strategies and solutions for serving teens today. The information for this session comes from careful research and intimate knowledge of teen life over years of ministry.
Dr. Phil Huebner was assigned to start a new mission church in Palm Coast, FL in 2007. Over nine years Christ the King Lutheran Church and School was showered with blessings, growing to 300 members and 400 students. In 2016 he accepted a call to serve as Campus Pastor at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee where he now serves. Dr. Huebner holds a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Systematic Theology from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and received his Doctor of Ministry in Mission and Culture from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN in 2019. His thesis was on what to do with children in church. His entire ministry to date has seen emphases on outreach, children, teens, and families. Dr. Huebner is married to Becky and they have two children, Noah and Gwen. In his free time he loves to travel and read and research more on the topics of families and teens.
Wednesday, June 22