Thursday, February 03, 2005
Emergent and YS go their separate ways...


It was recently announced that Emergent and Youth Specialties, who have collaborated in putting on the annual Emergent Convention, will no longer be teamed together in this endeavor once this year's events (San Diego, Nashville) are held.

via Doug Pagitt

Youth Specialties announced today that they will no longer be co-hosting the Emergent Convention (nor the National Pastors Convention).

From their Press Release: “The emergentYS Convention began only two years ago as a partnership between Youth Specialties, Emergent, and Zondervan ChurchSource. This event was warmly received by people doing church ministry in new ways to meet the changing needs of our culture in a postmodern society. After much thought and prayer, Youth Specialties has decided stop producing these events. “It became clear that we needed to regain focus on what we exist for-and that is youth workers,” said president of YS, Mark Oestreicher. “This decision was not financially driven, and certainly not a matter of distancing ourselves from our fantastic partner organizations - this was purely driven by a recommitment to our organizational identity.”

To read the entire announcement Doug wrote regarding this:

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