The Forum is Cancelled

Youth Leaders,

Due to the duration and aftereffects of the winter storm, The Forum—scheduled for this Friday, February 19—has been cancelled. If you pre-registered, you will receive a refund.

We hope to reschedule this opportunity in the near future.

Stay warm and safe and let us know how we can serve you in the days ahead.

Questions? Email

The Forum – Session Recordings

The Forum is designed for youth ministry leaders to gain helpful information on challenging issues, learn practical ways to structure youth ministry for maximum impact, share insights learned from experience, and enjoy fellowship.

Below you will find recordings of all 4 sessions and a Q&A session of The Forum held on February 21, 2020. Speaker Clint Davis discusses the following topics…

  • Social Media and Pornography: the effects on students, the youth minister, and the youth ministry.
  • R & R: the importance of a healthy lifestyle and rest for the youth minister.
  • Homosexuality and Gender Identity: youth ministry’s proper response.
  • Past, Present, and Future: understanding how personal issues affect your ministry, addressing them, and moving forward.

Camp or No Camp – That is the Question!

The current situation with the COVID-19 means life at camp looks different right now. At this point we are looking forward to summer with the hope that we will still be able to host all of our camps and we are currently accepting registrations.

The situation with coronavirus is ever-evolving, and we don’t know what it will look like in a few weeks or a few months. Sadly, we’ve had to cancel many spring events, but we are prayerful and hopeful as we continue to prepare for camps to happen as scheduled. Please join us in this prayer!

We are still accepting summer camp registrations and understand that you have questions, so check out the FAQs below!

Will summer camp happen this year?

We are praying and preparing for camps and accepting registrations as if they will take place.

What if I register for camp and pay the deposit and then camp gets cancelled because of the virus?

If we have to cancel any camps due to coronavirus, we will refund all deposits for those camps. You will not lose your money if we cannot provide the camp.

How will the decisions about summer camps be made?

It is our goal to provide a definitive decision on your camp no later than three (3) weeks prior to the date your camp is scheduled to begin. All decisions will be based on current recommendations from the CDC and state and local officials. We will notify you of these decisions through email and Facebook, and promptly return any deposits paid.

When should I register?

Because deposits for any cancelled camps will be refunded, there’s no reason to wait!

2016 YEC Recap

Relive it or experience it for the first time. Now you can watch all the incredible messages from YEC2016.  Let’s begin to pray today for YEC2017 in November.

Also, we hope you’ll join us for Clear Camps at Tall Timbers!

Get Equipped to Disciple Youth

Many students are a mile wide and an inch deep. Jesus has called us to disciple others. But where to start?

Dr. Allen Jackson’s new book “Disciple” helps the ordinary Christ follow become an extraordinary disciple. We highly recommend it! It’s simple and clear message will encourage your entire ministry team.

Follow the link below to download a free sample or buy the book.

Simple way for Students to Spread the Gospel

Looking for a simple and easy way for students to reach their friends with the Gospel?

Check out this FREE resource from The Gideons International called “Life Book”. It’s a simple and easy way for students to reach their friends with the message of Jesus. From the shyest to the boldest, more than 900,000 teens have given the gift to their peers, resulting in over 17 million Life Books handed out since 2010.


What is the Life Book?

The Life Book contains a short recap of the Old Testament, the entire Gospel of John (ESV), scriptural answers to issues teens face, and an opportunity to trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Best of all.. it’s FREE

To learn more check out the resource link:

The Life Book Movement

Friday Forum Podcast

Missed Friday Forum?

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Guest Speaker Brian Mills

Brian Mills

Brian Mills

Brian has served as the Student Pastor at Long Hollow since 2009. He has a zeal and fervor for evangelism and seeing students come to know Christ and to make Him known. Hear Brain teach and speak on these topics:

  • Creating a Culture of Evangelism in Your Student Ministry
  • Student Ministry Multiplication

Friday Forum is the Louisiana Youth Minister’s Network and it exists to give youth ministers the opportunity to network with each other, to sharpen their skills, and to fellowship with their fellow laborers in youth ministry. If you are a youth minister or a lay youth leader in the state of Louisiana, you are eligible and encouraged to attend our regular meetings.