Join us for our monthly Youth Leadership Initiative Lunch!

Our monthly lunches are designed for adult ministry leaders working with youth who are eager to build a peer community and gain knowledge on relevant ministry topics. Leaders are invited for the purpose resourcing, collaboration, and being encouraged in their ministry.

Why meet for lunch?

Each month, the lunches we host are centered around rich conversation at the table. Guest speakers share their expertise on topics involving leadership, spirituality, healthy church practices, and relevant youth ministry issues. Our hope is that leaders walk away with a renewed sense of community, a network of ministry leaders, and tools they can use in their ministry contexts.

To participate in our next lunch,
simply register below:

The first 25 people to register will receive a free copy of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference
by Timothy Keller and John D. Inazu.

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The lunches are completely free and lunch is provided! Once your RSVP is confirmed, you will receive an email confirmation with details including directions, parking information, and further elaboration on the speakers and topics addressed.

Next Lunch Details

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Azusa Pacific University East Campus, LAPC
Address:  901 E Alosta Ave., Azusa, CA 91702

Deadline to register is Monday, February 19.

Description: We are excited to have Tom Lin, President and CEO of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. An expert in trends related to college and young adult ministries worldwide, Tom will share insights and encouragement with us. Tom brings a broad perspective, having served in InterVarsity ministries in the USA and abroad, and on boards such as Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Lausanne movement. Come and hear what is happening in the global church.

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February Lunch Speaker

Tom Lin

Tom Lin

President and CEO, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Tom Lin became InterVarsity’s eighth president in 2016. He served as an InterVarsity campus minister at Harvard University and Boston University before helping to establish an International Fellowship of Evangelical Students movement in Mongolia, where he served as the Country Director. He then became Regional Director of InterVarsity’s Central Region and served as Vice President of Missions and Director of the Urbana Student Missions Conference.

He has also served as a trustee on the boards of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Missio Nexus, and the Leadership & Legacy Foundation. He currently serves on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, The Crowell Trust, and the Lausanne Movement.

Tom is the author of Pursuing God’s Call (2012) and Losing Face & Finding Grace (1996), a coeditor of the Urbana Onward book series (2012), and a contributor to Still Evangelical? (2018)—all published by InterVarsity Press. He is also a contributor to Uncommon Ground (2020), published by Thomas Nelson.

Tom and his wife, Nancy, have two daughters. He has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University and holds an M.A. in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an honorary doctorate in public service from Taylor University.

Thank you for joining our monthly Youth Leadership Initiative lunch! We look forward to seeing you there.