Leadership workshop presenter
Pastor Ben & Ezra Blumer
The WELS Youth Night initiative was launched at the 2022 youth rally. The idea is to gather high school teens for a one-night event that includes games, food, a Bible message, and small group discussion. In this workshop designed for leaders, Ezra Blumer and Pastor Ben Blumer will teach how to put on a Youth Night event. They will share some things they’ve learned since the initiative was first launched and offer some ways to maximize your impact with teens following the event. Finally, there will be a Q&A opportunity where Ezra and Pastor Ben will answer all your Youth Night questions.
Ezra and Pastor Ben will also present information about the new interactive virtual WELS national teen Bible study, which offers greater relational youth connection opportunities and spiritual growth by connecting teens around the country via video around the Word.
Ezra Blumer helped launch WELS Youth Night. He has led Youth Night events at his home church, NorthCross, in Lakeville, Minn., and across the country. He also helped start NXT GEN (a high school ministry) at NorthCross. Ezra just finished his first year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
Pastor Ben Blumer was also part of the team that launched WELS Youth Night. He is the lead pastor at NorthCross Church in Lakeville, where he also oversees their NXT GEN ministry.