Workshops: Jeff Myers
Evangelist Josh McDowell called Summit’s new president Dr. Jeff Myers “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his speaking and media appearances Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering a winsome blend of humor and insight from a Christian worldview. Myers earned his Ph.D. from the University of Denver.
Worldviews: Understanding the Times
Each lecture is 1 hour long
Why Kids Walk Away From Their Faith (and What to Do About It). Up to 80% of young people raised in Christian homes reject the faith by the time they reach their twenties. Dr. Myers reveals what the research says about why kids walk away from their faith and shows what you can do to help them hunger for truth and righteousness.
The Christian Worldview–A Call to Reason. Christian young people are at risk in a battle for their very minds and souls. To equip them effectively, we must show them that God’s Word offers a powerful, life-changing view of the world and for the world. In this seminar Jeff reveals the nature of the battle facing youth, shows how to understand the worldviews of our day, and gives a reasoned defense of the Christian worldview.
Discernment–Raising a “Thought-full” Child. Movies. Music. Television. Advertising. Help your children know how to respond intelligently and appropriately when they are confronted by secular thinking, without becoming cynical and hard-hearted. This seminar includes the wildly-popular “four deadly questions” that will help ensure that you are never taken captive by hollow and deceptive philosophies again!
Christian Anti-Intellectualism. The rising generation of young adults, the Millennials, have the lowest level of church attendance of any generation in American history. Why are they walking away? Because “the church” is defined so narrowly—as a sermon and worship set—rather than the way Jesus defined it, as a means of advocating heaven’s agenda in hell’s society. This exegesis of Matthew 16 reveals an exciting vision for the church as Jesus intended.
Thirsty for the Truth: Raising Kids Who Want to Live Rightly. The popular culture coaxes children into an almost irresistible foolishness. Is your family strong enough to resist? These strategies equip kids to discern right from wrong, prefer what is right, avoid Satan’s counterfeits, experience heart renewal, and reach out to a culture that needs Jesus.
Wise, Not Just Smart: The Characteristics of Kids Who Make a Difference. Teddy Roosevelt said, “To train a child in mind and not in morals is to train a menace to society.” The biblical idea of wisdom gives four guidelines for raising kids to live meaningfully and make a difference—here’s practical ways to apply them in your family.
Identity: Discovering and Living Out Your God-given Design
Each lecture is 1 hour long
Everyday Sages: Learning to Walk with the Wise. Proverbs says we grow wise by walking with the wise. Learn from inspiring stories of wise mentors who have lived out seven wisdom principles and be encouraged that you, too, can raise generations to pursue true riches, honor and good success.
Discovering your Child’s Gifts: Cultivate Your Child’s God-Given Identity. A child’s God-given gifts are a secret source of inspiration for learning and influence in life. Discover how to recognize your child’s motivated abilities, cultivate his God-given gifts, and avoid the traps that the culture uses to distort his identity (workshop).
Hungering for God: Imparting Spiritual Principles to Children. It’s not just Bible knowledge but the ability to apply wisdom to every area of life. Here are time-tested techniques, starting with toddlers, for answering kids hard questions about God, teaching Bible themes, and helping kids apply God’s truth to life.
Kids Who Care: Developing a Servant Mindset in a ‘Me-Centered’ World. When the world promotes an “it’s all about me” mindset, our families suffer. Jeff sought the counsel of wise parents who helped their children conquer the whining, squabbling, pouting, me-centered attitude—and develop a servant leadership attitude (workshop or keynote).
Communication: Expressing Truth in Confidence and Grace
Each lecture is one hour long
The Blessing–How to Transform Your Home, Church and Community. God blessed Abraham so that all nations of the earth would be blessed through him. That same promise is available to Christians today if we could only figure out what the blessing is and how to give it to others. These principles have transformed families, churches and even entire cities.
From Playpen to Podium: How to Give Your Children the Communication Skills They Need to Succeed. Speech-making terrifies most Americans. Learn the powerful tips that led Jeff Myers out of severe speech anxiety to speak to audiences of thousands. You’ll be in stitches as he unravels the mysteries of delivery skills and shows you how to develop positive communication skills through everyday activities.
Rites of Passage: Rituals that Make the Passage to Adulthood Unforgettable for Teens. Jeff interviewed wise parents to find out how they helped their children become successful adults. Learn practical, memorable, uncomplicated strategies that draw parents and teens together and establish a foundation for successful adulthood (workshop only—can be used as a seminar for fathers).
Leadership: Exerting Influence and Creating Change
Each lecture is one hour long
Cultivating Kids—Raising Children to Live Fruitful Lives. This generation of children has greater potential and opportunity than perhaps any generation in American history—and yet they’re growing up in a culture of aimlessness and passive consumerism. As one of the world’s leading authorities on youth leadership development and a homeschool dad, Dr. Myers weaves together fascinating biblical insights, penetrating social commentary and humorous personal stories to help you see your child’s potential in a whole new way.
Shut Up and Start Having an Influence—How to Survive as a Leader and Prepare Future Leaders. For the last six years Jeff has focused on helping leaders significantly increase the effectiveness of their team by employing principles of executive coaching. Learn the practical skills of coaching and see how they can transform your leadership effectiveness while reducing stress.
Generations of Influence: How to Start a Legacy of Four Generations. Explore the tremendous spiritual power of “four generations” and discover the world-changing legacy you can have on the lives of your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hear stories of how past generations did it, and what we can learn from them.
Breakthrough Leadership–Four Steps to Cultivating Your Child’s Leadership Ability. Discover the four areas of life that all successful leaders carefully cultivate. Learn practical strategies to help identify and unleash your child’s leadership gifts so he can make a difference in the world for Christ.
Centers of Influence: How Your Family Can Make a Difference. At about age ten, every child decides to either be an “influencer” or one of the “influenced.” “Influencers” are most likely to lead, whereas the “influenced” are most susceptible to peer pressure. Here’s how to help your family cultivate the art of positive influence.
Rescuing Your Children from the Culture of Irresponsibility. We hear it all around us: “It’s not my fault!” American culture promotes irresponsibility and is teaching it to children at every turn. Learn the top ten strategies for encouraging “response-ability” in your child.