Navigating Uncertainty with Young People through Accompaniment

Navigating Uncertainty with Young People through Accompaniment

October 19, 2021 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CT

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The past 18 months have ushered in an era of massive uncertainty in the lives of young people. Now more than ever they need trusted adults to help them understand how they can make sense out what just happened to them and the world they now find themselves in. From religious participation to finding meaning at work, young people are calling out for guides to help them in very particular ways. In this presentation Dr. Packard draws on over 20,000 surveys with young people and more than 200 interviews to identify exactly what adults can do to gain trust and influence in the lives of the young people they work with.

Workshop details

Please note this one-day online workshop includes a link to watch a previously recorded 90 minute presentation and a live Zoom interaction with the presenter from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Central Time on October 19, 2021.

This workshop is provided FREE to NRVC members. To register, go to our online store to 'purchase the workshop then a link will be sent to you in October. Please indicate you will pay by check, even though there is no charge. 


Dr. Josh Packard, Executive Director of Springtide Research Institute, is a researcher with an expertise in the sociology of religion and new forms of religious expression. A talented speaker and writer, with over 10 years of teaching experience, Josh has been a guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts, and has been an invited speaker at many conferences, events, and workshops. He has been published widely in both academic and popular outlets, including Christianity Today, The Aspen Institute, The Huffington Post, Desert News, and Christian Science Monitor, among others. Josh earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Vanderbilt University and did his undergraduate work in English at Texas Lutheran University.

Workshop ideas

Consider watching the pre-recorded link together with your Member Area or vocation team, then join the large group gathering on-line for a deeper dive into the topic. 

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